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CILT unveils annual award winners

23 October 2015

Over 500 of the UK’s leading professionals in transport, logistics and transport planning gathered in London last night for The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport’s Annual Awards Dinner.

The prestigious Awards were held at one of London’s premier venues - the Lancaster London Hotel. CILT’s Annual Awards are designed to recognise achievement and to encourage the highest standards and a professional approach to the practice of logistics and transport.  

Hailed as one of the best networking events of the year, this year’s Awards were attended by finalists, sponsors, members and their guests.

The event was chaired by CILT President Beverley Bell FCILT, and hosted by TV presenter Naga Munchetty.

There were a total of 20 categories presented on the night and the Institute’s Patron, HRH The Princess Royal, presented the Awards to each winner, accompanied by the Institute’s President, Beverley Bell FCILT.

CILT’s special award for outstanding achievement, the Sir Robert Lawrence Award, was presented by John Boulter FCILT, Managing Director, DHL Supply Chain to Steven Parkin, Chairman, Clipper Logistics plc.

Other winners on the night included: BBC journalist, Richard Westcott; Allport Cargo Services and Sainsbury’s; United Biscuits in partnership with Logistex; Heathrow Airport; Palletways; Transport for Greater Manchester; Reading Buses and CEMEX UK Logistics.

CILT President Beverley Bell also awarded outgoing Institute Chairman Neil Ashworth and the Institute’s outgoing Chief Executive Steve Agg with the prestigious President’s Award for their commitment and work with the Institute.  

The winners of the CILT Annual Awards for Excellence 2015 are:

McKibbin Research Foundation Award
Sponsored by Bisham Consulting:
Helena M. Moretti, Graduate Project Manager, Transport for London

Logistics and Transport Journalist of the Year
Sponsored by The Environmental Network:
Richard Westcott, BBC

CILT (UK) Certificate in Logistics and Transport Student of the Year
Sponsored by Michael Page and Page Personnel Logistics:
Lee McFadden, Peel Ports

CILT (UK) Diploma in Logistics and Transport Student of the Year
Sponsored by Michael Page and Page Personnel Logistics:
Ian MacDonald, Devonport Royal Naval Dockyard

Young Manager of the Year
Sponsored by Hays Recruitment:
Mahesh Kurukulasuriya, Managing Director, GAC Group of Companies, Sri Lanka

Freight Transport Best Practice
Sponsored by Telogis:
Allport Cargo Services and Sainsbury’s

Passenger Transport Best Practice
Sponsored by XPO Logistics:
Heathrow Airport

Warehouse Operations
Sponsored by Toyota Materials Handling (UK):
United Biscuits in partnership with Logistex

Information Management
Sponsored by BiS Henderson Consulting:

Development of People
Sponsored by FORS:
DHL in partnership with Virgin Trains

Operational Excellence
Sponsored by The Institute of Operations Management: 

Transport Policy, Planning & Implementation
Sponsored by Tachograph Analysis Consultants Limited:
Transport for Greater Manchester – Metrolink Airport Line

Supply Chain Best Practice
Sponsored by Castell:
SpringTide and DS Smith

Sponsored by Great Bear:
Marhsalls plc

Environmental Improvement
Sponsored by Road Haulage Association:
Reading Buses

Vulnerable Road Users Safety
Sponsored by Transport for London:
CEMEX UK Logistics