House of Lords New Fellows' Gowning 2020

New Fellows Gowning 2019 New Fellows Gowning 2019

House of Lords terrace packed full for double decades of the Millennium

IOC President steps to Emeritus with a Golden ticket.

Road safety and education mark 2020 Double honorary fellows.

Sector signs Race Charter.

2020 IOC Fellows' Gowning, a family of fellows.

Two Honorands, a life services award, twenty fellows, and a military associate.

Last mile, final mile, express courier sector in force for Friday Feb 28th Institute of Couriers ceremonial gowning at the House of Lords. Sold out full house, express couriers event of the year for final mile.

Lord Falkland, President of the Institute of Couriers in a rousing step to Emeritus receives a golden ticket.

Double decades of the millennium marked double everything - a double appointment of honoraries, Jim O'Sullivan Highways England, ‘road safety’ and Prof Peter John CBE, University of West London ‘express manager degree’ were welcomed by Traffic Comissoner Sarah Bell, Sir Peter Hendy and City of London Corporation director Catherine Dwyer.

Life services hood was presented to Alistair Cochrane, Whistl who was welcomed by fellow services to industry winners, Kate Lester Diamond Logistics and Adrian Smith ,Swift

IOC chairman Carl Lomas MBE spoke passionately about a family of fellows.

The race charter. In the heart of the ceremony, chief exec of the IOC Tracey Worth signed for the sector.

Sandra Kerr CBE,

This charter looks for businesses committed to race equality, today we see a sector in commitment. Examples like establishing clear zero-tolerance policy on harassment, creating a racial diverse workforce or being a positive mentor for those in the minority are just some of the positive outcomes of engaging with this charter. I am particularly proud to see you declare this support for your sector to this very important work.


The fellows of line for 2020 - From A to W for the ceremonial twenty of 2020. Viscount Falkland, instructed Tracey Worth, IOC chief exec to ceremonially gown fellows of the IOC on the terrace of the House of Lords to a full house of all things express, final mile courier that began with A for Alan, Alan Blakely Tuffnells and finished with another double decade of Ws, Wilkes and Wilson for Mark Wilkes DPD & Andy Wilson FedEx TNT.

CVs of the fellows line drew a history of the sector, with content from Red Star and Parceline in a timeline reaching to the present day that charted the evolution of client chain in the express courier final mile sector.

The 2020 ceremonial fellows line of the Institute of Couriers

Jim O’ Sullivan honorary fellow 2020, Highways England
Prof Peter John CBE, honorary fellow 2020, Vice Chancellor, University of West London.

Alistair Cochrane, services to industry hood, Whistl.

Allan Blakeley, Tuffnells
Michael Boulton, Whistl
Lisa Clark, Swift Logistics
Alan Dickenson, Hermes
Vince Dignam, City of London
Chris Floyd, DPD
Will Friar, Rush Worldwide
Rhian Grundy, Hermes
Monika Haromszeki, Hermes
Mark Holland, Hermes
Lee Jackman, Smiths News
Chris Jones, Tuffnells
Bob Mortimer, Smiths News
Tim Seagers, Crown Couriers
Darren Taylor, CitySprint
Mark Wilkes, DPD
Andy Wilson, FedEX

Sgt Simon Miller RLC Hon associate member, National Courier Award military winner, RLC Honorary associate member 2020

see the full report for photos and citations of the 2020 new fellows

An emeritus step for the president of the Institute of Couriers. Lord Falkland, founding president of the Institute received a golden ticket of thanks with his step to emeritus president. Hon Fellow, director of the Corporation of London, Catherine Dwyer had faiciltated the Golden ticket. The IOC presented via Sir Peter Hendy the Golden ticket for Lord Falkland to operate, open and close Tower Bridge. A standing ovation of fellows for their founding president sang, ‘For he’s a jolly good fellow…’

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