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COMPETITION AND CEREMONY 2016-17
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Winners 2015

The following organisations and individuals have been recognised by the British International Freight Association as the ‘best in industry’ for each category in the Freight Service Awards 2015. Trophies were awarded to the winners at the luncheon ceremony held at The Brewery, London EC1.

Winners of the 2016 competition will be announced at the Awards Ceremony in January 2017.

BIFA Freight Service Awards Ceremony - Thu 21st January 2016 - The Brewery, London EC1:

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Left to Right: Tony Scott of Dynamic International Freight Services (Specialist Services); Kathy Wood of Moto Freight (Extra Mile Award); Kellyjo Tapsell of Greenshields Cowie & Co. (Project Forwarding); Karen Mosley of 512 Sheffield (Staff Development); Charles Hogg of Unsworth Global Logistics (Sustainable Logistics); Michael Douglas of PSL Freight (European Logistics); Toby Murray of Kuehne + Nagel (Cool Award); Deborah Smith of the Woodland Group (Supply Chain Management); Liam Byrne of ACC Freight Management (Young Freight Forwarder); Kevin Jones of Trans Global Freight Management (Air Cargo Services); Peter Brackstone of Panalpina World Transport (Ocean Services).

(Photos: Philippa Gedge)

Award Winners

 
Air Cargo Services Award Air Cargo Services Award Air Cargo Services is open to companies providing air freight, or sea/air, services.

Air Cargo Services Award Winner: Trans Global Freight Management
Host: Sally ‘Traffic’ Boazman, BBC Radio 2 Travel Presenter (L)
Winner: Kevin Jones of Trans Global Freight Management (C)
Sponsor: Stuart Forsyth of IAG Cargo (R).
Category Winner:  Trans Global Freight Management
Trans Global Freight Management demonstrated their commitment to increase efficiencies and services through technology by embracing the XML format in the production of electronic documents. Their investment both in time and staffing is offering tangible service benefits to its customers, and has put the company at the vanguard.
Sponsor:
IAG Cargo IAG Cargo
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Cool Award Cool Award Cool is open to providers of specialist refrigerated freight services.

Cool Award Winner: Kuehne + Nagel
Host: Sally ‘Traffic’ Boazman, BBC Radio 2 Travel Presenter (L)
Winner: Toby Murray of Kuehne + Nagel (C)
Sponsor: Tristan Koch of American Airlines Cargo (R)
Category Winner:  Kuehne + Nagel
Through their K.N.PharmaChain programme, Kuehne + Nagel have shown a commitment to the cool chain that adds true value, not only to their customers, but also to the whole supply chain. Their use of cutting edge technologies to provide wireless temperature monitoring for pharmaceutical shipments has provided greater reliability, reduced delays, less wastage, and real cost savings.
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European Logistics Award European Logistics Award European Logistics is open to companies providing road, rail and short sea services.

European Logistics Award Winner: PSL Freight
Host: Sally ‘Traffic’ Boazman, BBC Radio 2 Travel Presenter (L)
Winners: Richard Gibbs, Kevin Johnson, Mark Ford, Michael Douglas of PSL Freight (C)
Sponsor: Brian Sullivan of TT Club (R)
Category Winner:  PSL Freight
The judges were particularly impressed by the investment PSL Freight made both in their staff, and in quality systems to deliver a new rapid response offering. As well as providing an improved service, with much faster turnaround times for existing customers, it has also generated new routes and new customers.
Sponsor:
TT Club TT Club
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Extra Mile Award Extra Mile Award Extra Mile is open to companies that provide 'innovation' and/or 'customer care', exceeding their customer's expectations.

Extra Mile Award Winner: Moto Freight
Host: Sally ‘Traffic’ Boazman, BBC Radio 2 Travel Presenter (L)
Winner: Kathy Wood of Moto Freight (C)
Sponsor: Martin Meacock of Descartes (R)
Category Winner:  Moto Freight
Moto Freight’s approach to its customers demonstrated an ethos throughout the company to go that extra mile, right down to the individual level. By providing an extremely personalised service 24/7, whether locally or overseas, especially as a small company, shows a real commitment to customer care.
Sponsor:
Descartes Descartes
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Ocean Services Award Ocean Services Award Ocean Services is open to companies, including NVOCs, providing ocean freight services and multi-modal transport operations.

Ocean Services Award Winner: Panalpina World Transport
Host: Sally ‘Traffic’ Boazman, BBC Radio 2 Travel Presenter (L)
Winner: Alan Hewitt and Simon Kidner of Panalpina World Transport (C)
Sponsor: Jorre Cobelens of Cargoguide International (R)
Category Winner:  Panalpina World Transport
Panalpina World Transport was selected as the category winner for demonstrating a successful five year strategy for expansion of their ocean services division in specific industry vertical sectors. Through a successful implementation of their plan, this mode of transport has grown to a level where it has become a vital component of their total solutions offering.
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Project Forwarding Award Project Forwarding Award Project Forwarding is open to companies who have handled a special project in order to meet the requirements of the customer.

Project Forwarding Award Winner: Greenshields Cowie & Co
Host: Sally ‘Traffic’ Boazman, BBC Radio 2 Travel Presenter (L)
Winner: Kellyjo Tapsell of Greenshields Cowie & Co. (C)
Sponsor: Tracey Meaney of Peter Lole Insurance Brokers (R)
Category Winner:  Greenshields Cowie & Co
Greenshields Cowie clearly demonstrated their whole company coming together to provide logistics services for a significant humanitarian aid project. The team handled the continuing high pressure extremely well, and responded quickly to the requirement to deliver frequent charters under a closed borders situation.
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Specialist Services Award Specialist Services Award Specialist Services is open to providers of bespoke services, which are not modal specific.

Specialist Services Award Winner: Dynamic International Freight Services
Host: Sally ‘Traffic’ Boazman, BBC Radio 2 Travel Presenter (L)
Winner: Tony Scott of Dynamic International Freight
Services
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Sponsor: Peter Kibble of Forward Computers (R)
Category Winner:  Dynamic International Freight Services
Dynamic International Freight Services put forward an excellent presentation detailing the development of their specialised carnet service which they offer in tandem with the movement of goods. This has proved particularly attractive in the film and television industry, as well as to participants in overseas events where time is of the essence.
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Staff Development Award Staff Development Award Staff Development is open to companies who are developing, or have implemented, a new comprehensive staff development programme.

Staff Development Award Winner: 512 (Sheffield)
Host: Sally ‘Traffic’ Boazman, BBC Radio 2 Travel Presenter (L)
Winner: Karen Mosley of 512 Sheffield (C)
Sponsor: Charlie Frost of Albacore Systems (R)
Category Winner:  512 (Sheffield)
512 (Sheffield) described their implementation of a Graduate and Management training scheme so that they can develop their staff the ‘512 way’. The schemes encourage staff to meet customers on a face-to-face basis, leading to staff growth and fulfilment, as well as bringing new blood and fresh ideas into the forwarding industry.
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Supply Chain Management Award Supply Chain Management Award Supply Chain Management is open to companies who have provided a customer-focused innovative solution enabling a more efficient supply chain.

Supply Chain Management Award Winner: Woodland Group
Host: Sally ‘Traffic’ Boazman, BBC Radio 2 Travel Presenter (L)
Winner: Deborah Smith of the Woodland Group (C)
Sponsor: Paul Richardson of BoxTop Technologies (R)
Category Winner:  Woodland Group
The Woodland Group were chosen as category winners for their innovative approach of simplifying the supply chain within the sports industry. Having identified a clear gap in the market, Woodland Sports Logistics offers its customers a one-stop-shop, from sourcing ethically-produced products to managing the shipping, storage, and fulfilment process.
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Sustainable Logistics Award Sustainable Logistics Award Sustainable Logistics is open to companies wishing to present a specific ‘green’ initiative including international freight by rail and/or inland waterways.

Sustainable Logistics Award Winner: Unsworth Global Logistics
Host: Sally ‘Traffic’ Boazman, BBC Radio 2 Travel Presenter (L)
Winner: Charles Hogg of Unsworth Global Logistics (C)
Sponsor: Caroline Seear of Red Recruit (R)
Category Winner:  Unsworth Global Logistics
The judges selected Unsworth Global Logistics as winners for their dedication and flexible approach to developing 'greener' solutions for their customers. By identifying and implementing an ingenious car racking system they have created an innovative shipping method which improves efficiencies, with greater cost-savings, whilst saving the environment through a reduction in carbon footprint.
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Young Freight Forwarder Award Young Freight Forwarder Award Young Freight Forwarder is open to individuals working for a BIFA Member company who are under the age of 32, with a minimum of two years’ employment in the freight industry.

Young Freight Forwarder Award Winner: Mr Liam Byrne
Host: Sally ‘Traffic’ Boazman, BBC Radio 2 Travel Presenter (L)
Winner: Liam Byrne of ACC Freight Management (C)
Sponsor: Lisa Forshaw of Virgin Atlantic Cargo (R)
Category Winner:  Mr Liam Byrne
ACC Freight Management In four short years Liam has firmly established himself in the international freight industry particularly in European road transport. Responsible for both Sales and Operations, Liam has sought to ensure continuous improvement in both his own, and his teams’ service delivery. Liam now prides himself as part-owner of ACC Freight Management.
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