The competition encourages and rewards high standards and professionalism, representing the ultimate recognition of special achievements in different sectors of the industry.
The industry's most coveted awards
The competition encourages and rewards high standards and professionalism, representing the ultimate recognition of special achievements in different sectors of the industry. Past finalists and winners have felt very proud of their certificates and trophies, as well as benefiting from enhanced company profiles through substantial media coverage in the trade press, and high visibility at the awards ceremony itself.
Sponsor: IAG Cargo This is the 28th year that IAG Cargo, the single business combining the strengths of British Airways, Iberia, Vueling, Aer Lingus and LEVEL, has sponsored the BIFA Awards.
The success of the UK Freight Forwarding sector remains as important as ever to Britain’s place in international trade. Our sponsorship of these awards underlines our commitment to not only promote the sector, but to continue working closely with the Freight Forwarding community to deliver more connections and opportunities for global growth.
Sponsor: American Airlines Cargo American Airlines Cargo provides one of the largest cargo networks in the world with cargo terminals and interline connections across the globe. Every day, American transports cargo between major cities in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America and Asia. Together with wholly owned and third-party regional carriers operating as American Eagle, the airlines operate an average of approximately 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in over 50 countries.
Sponsor: Descartes Descartes gives international freight forwarders and shippers a single Customs Platform to import and export freight across international borders. Descartes’ customs, freight and transport management software is used by most of the major forwarders and shippers in the UK to minimise speed of entry with single data entry for multiple countries, boosting productivity, improving data quality and ensuring compliance with the Union Customs Code.
Descartes’ Transport Management solutions will increase efficiency, reduce costs and enhance customer service when using outsourced multimodal transportation operations.
Sponsor: CLECAT CLECAT has over 20 national organisations of European freight related service providers in its membership.
The primary objective of CLECAT is to strengthen and improve the representation of the logistics, freight forwarding and customs services industry in Europe. CLECAT voices the interests of its members when EU regulation is reviewed or proposed with the intention to secure a uniform and seamless international trading environment, where cargo can move freely, securely and sustainably.
Sponsor: Peter Lole Insurance Brokers Peter Lole Insurance Brokers are specialist advisors to the freight industry with over 35 years’ experience built on consistency and trust. Providing advice on special contracts, and training on cargo insurance are examples of our service commitment.
Sponsor: Forward Computers Forward Computers is the UK's leading independent national supplier of software and e-commerce solutions to the freight and logistics industry. Knowing the industry inside-out, and leading the way in developments within it, we are the experts you can depend upon.
We’re here to deliver complete IT solutions to the sector: solutions that rise to the demanding challenges which our industry presents in order to free you to focus on your core business.
(Advanced Supply Chain Group) www.advancedsupplychain.com
(TR Logistics Group) www.tr-logistics.com
Sponsor: Albacore Systems Albacore believe that people are a company’s most valuable asset. That’s why we are proud to sponsor the Staff Development Award for the 9th year.
Albacore supply and support efficient and reliable IT systems which ensure productive, empowered and satisfied staff.
Sponsor: BoxTop Technologies BoxTop Technologies have been successfully delivering freight management software solutions to international freight forwarders and logistics providers for nearly 20 years. BoxTop puts you in control of a smarter, more efficient business and enables your team to free up time to focus on developing other areas of your business.
Sponsor: Virgin Atlantic Cargo Virgin Atlantic Cargo is proud to sponsor BIFA’s ‘Young Freight Forwarder Award’ to recognise and encourage the next generation of industry leaders. As well as rewarding the progress of the best young people, this award helps to highlight the vital role freight forwarders play in the growth and development of our industry.
We recognise the importance of developing and retaining talented young people in our industry and we are confident this award will help to attract more recruits that want to build a future career in a sector that is so important to the economy and international trade.
Cargonet Ltd www.cargo-net.co.uk
512 Sheffield Ltd www.5-1-2.com
TPS Global Logistics Ltd www.tps-global.com
Hemisphere Freight Services Ltd www.hemisphere-freight.com