IoC news - Fellows Gowning

IoC news - Fellows Gowning


Institute of Couriers House of Lords New Fellows' Gowning - 28th February 2020

Friday 28th February at 6:30pm will see the Sixty-eighth year since Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne. 200 guests witness Viscount Falkland President, Vice Presidents and former ministers Sir John Hayes CBE, Steve Norris and David Jamieson ceremonially gowning twelve new fellows of the IoC on the terrace of the House of Lords. There will be a new Honorary Fellow, a life services gown award to Alistair Cochrane and a military associate. Invited guests from DfT, DWP and DfE amongst TfL and TfGM, together with the Master Carmen and the Royal Logistics Corp.

Current fellows will proudly stand in the traditional welcome line for the new dozen.

Honorary Fellows Sir Peter Hendy Chairman Network Rail, Prof. Liz Barnes Vice Chancellor of the University of Staffordshire and Traffic Commissioner Sarah Bell welcomed Carolyn Dwyer, Director of City of London Corporation responsible for surface transport as the new Honorary Fellow for 2019.

A Services to Industry gown is to be awarded to Alistair Cochrane Whistl by former winners, Adrian Smith of Swift Logistics, Jeffrey Ritterband, Kevin Grey, Justin Moore and Kate Lester who will join Lord Falkland to present the gold hood.

W02 Toni Hill 29 Regiment RLC becomes an Honorary Associate Member from her National Courier Award win in 2018.

2020 looks set to be a year to remember, as Express numbers continue their explosion and top talk from the top players will be at your fingertips in the network event of final mile, express and courier for 2020.


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2018 - John Hayes CBE elected new Vice President, Honorary Fellowship awarded to Leon Daniels. Kate Lester takes  Services to Industry hood.

2017 - The honorary gown was awarded to Heathrow boss John Holland-Kaye.

2016 - Fellows hand the gown to their President and recognise eighty years...New TfL boss took honorary fellowship & first-ever honorary associateship for the Army. Viscount, Lord Falkland, celebrating his eighty years...Sixty-four years since Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne...TfL boss Mike Brown awarded the hon fellowship, 12 new Fellows were gowned by IOC President Viscount, Lord Falkland.

Hosted by IoC President Viscount Falkland the ceremony took place in the House of Lords. Fellows gowned are individuals recognised at the very top of their career path in the logistics industry.


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