Awards for Excellence 2023

Celebrating excellence in the warehousing sector.

Showcase your organisation, celebrate your people and demonstrate your professional prowess!

Call for Entries

UKWA’s prestigious Annual Awards recognise excellence in the warehousing sector
and highlight the achievements of the top performing individuals and organisations across our industry.
We are excited to announce that entries to the 2023 Awards are now open and we are seeking submissions across ten different categories:

Young Employee of the Year (awarded to an individual)

Warehouse Manager of the Year (awarded to an individual)

Logistics Service Provider of the Year

Best New Member

Best Technical Innovation Project (Hardware)

Best Digital Innovation Project (Systems)

UKWA Award for Excellence in Customer Service

UKWA Award for Excellence in Sustainability

UKWA Award for Excellence in Value Added Services

UKWA Award for Excellence in Infrastructure

If you, your company or a member of your team deserves to win one of these coveted accolades, we want to hear from you. In all categories the judges will be looking for a concise, relevant and interesting narrative that illustrates originality and a responsive approach towards today’s evolving industry. Wherever possible, nominations should include endorsement from customers, management and/or colleagues as appropriate.

UKWA Awards for Excellence Checklist

  • Free to enter

  • Each entry should be a written submission of a minimum of 750 words; a maximum of 1,500 words

  • Judged by a distinguished panel of industry leaders

  • The deadline for entries is Friday 31 March 2023

  • The shortlist will be published in the May/June edition of Warehouse Magazine

  • Winners will be announced at the UKWA Annual Lunch & Awards, at the Royal Lancaster London, on Tuesday 27 June 2023

Award Categories

We are seeking submissions across ten different categories:

UKWA Young Employee of the Year 

Sponsored by SmartFreight

  • Open to UKWA member employees up to the age of 30, this award goes to an up-and-coming individual with sound personal attributesA rising star who demonstrates an elevated level of competency, combined with a passion for logistics and clear potential for a bright, successful future. 

UKWA Warehouse Manager of the Year

Sponsored by Aisle Master

  • This award recognises an inspirational manager, whose outstanding personal and professional skills are reflected in the efficient, effective operation they run. Someone who leads by example, striving for and achieving exceptional levels of productivity through a highly motivated team.

Best New Member

  • Best New Member is awarded to a UKWA member company who, upon joining the UK Warehousing Association, has shown the highest professional standards of warehousing. The judges will consider submitted case studies and/or testimonials that illustrate exceptional performance.

Logistics Service Provider of the Year

Sponsored by ASG Energy Services

  • This award recognises a highly professional, motivatedand well-led UKWA member organisation that continually demonstrates best practice, alongside full commitment to meet and exceed UKWA’s key principles of working safely, ethically, and profitably. 

Best Digital Innovation Project (Systems)

  • This award recognises innovation in technology, specifically systems that have significantly contributed to improving warehouse operations, through increased efficiency, cost-savings and process performance.

Best Technical Innovation Project (Hardware)

  • This award goes to a UKWA member organisation that has successfully developed a bold response to the changing market, through the introduction of a new technical product innovation.

UKWA Award for Excellence in Customer Service

  • This award celebrates the UKWA member organisation with a proven customer-focused culture. An unwavering dedication to providing a first class service, coupled with an in-depth understanding of customer needs, are at the forefront to consistently drive satisfaction and surpass expectation.

UKWA Award for Excellence in Sustainability

Sponsored by Zestec

  • This award marks the achievements of the UKWA member organisation that continues to make strides towards a more sustainable future by driving positive change. Their focus and commitment to energy efficiency, carbon reduction and implementation of environmental initiatives paves the way for a greener planet.

UKWA Award for Excellence in Value Added Services

Sponsored by Nulogy

  • This award recognises the delivery of additional Value Added Services by a warehouse operator.  A stand-out supplier who reliably identifies and overcomes consumer demands in order to help its customers succeed.

UKWA Award for Excellence in Infrastructure

Sponsored by Glamox Luxonic

  • This award celebrates a new or improved logistics building, park development and/or investment, that brings additional capacity to the market.

Award Category Sponsors

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