UKWA recognises the best of the UK’s logistics industry
July 2, 2019
Companies and individuals across the logistics sector were rewarded for their outstanding performance and professionalism at UKWA Awards 2019, which took place in the presence of HRH, the Princess Royal, at London’s Dorchester Hotel on June 27th.
UKWA CEO, Peter Ward, commented: “UKWA’s Annual Lunch and Awards has always been widely regarded as one of the premier occasions in the logistics industry’s calendar, but this year felt extra special. Perhaps it was the presence of HRH The Princess Royal or the fact that throughout 2019 UKWA is commemorating its 75th year, but there was certainly a ‘buzz’ among the sell-out crowd at the Dorchester throughout the day.
“Our Awards are established as symbols of achievement that emphasise the importance of logistics within today’s economy and the high number and quality of the entries we receive each year underlines the professionalism that runs through the modern logistics industry.
“The Awards reward the developments in new technology that are shaping the way supply chains operate, highlight the importance of training and education within our industry and show the career opportunities that the modern logistics industry offers to ambitious and hard-working young people.
“By showcasing all that is good about our sector UKWA’s Awards amply demonstrate that our industry is fit for purpose and ready to meet the challenges of the digital world today and in the years to come.
“Congratulations to all the finalists and, of course, the winners and special thanks to our award sponsors and event sponsor Savills for their outstanding support.”
Jamie Hartles, Chief Executive Officer, Howard Tenens Logistics Ltd (UKWA Full Member)
We’ve been members for over 15 years. UKWA provides a great consolidated voice for the industry, giving us access to government and opportunity to contribute to policy framing. It’s also useful for networking, and has linked us with similar organisations in the sector with whom we can work together for mutual benefit.
Mike Graham. Managing Director. Conveyor Systems Ltd (UKWA Associate Member)
The UKWA has been a fantastic industry body that fully understands the arena we operate within, and which provides complete help and support to its members. We have found the events to be current and informative, also providing a great opportunity for networking. We are proud to have the UKWA mark on our Conveyor Systems Ltd literature and website.
Richard Bartholomew, Director, Bartholomews Specialist Distribution Ltd (UKWA Full Member)
UKWA is a fantastic organisation. We have certainly gained business leads as a result of being members. The Association conferences always create exceptional knowledge sharing and networking opportunities, with an impressive mix of industry speakers in a genuinely collaborative environment – and, If we ever need specialist advice or support on a particular issue, UKWA is always there to point us in the right direction.