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Finalists 2019

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.

Award Finalists

Air Cargo Services Award Air Cargo Services Award If your company has excelled in sending goods by air or you have a story about customer fulfilment where logistics in the air is involved, this category is for you.

IAG Cargo IAG Cargo This is the 30th 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.
Charles Kendall Freight Charles Kendall Freight www.charleskendall.com
Dimerco Express Dimerco Express www.dimerco.com
Evolution Forwarding Evolution Forwarding www.evolutionforwarding.com
Noatum Logistics Noatum Logistics www.miq.com
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European Logistics Award European Logistics Award This category is for freight forwarders using road, short-sea or rail services to provide logistics solutions to and from Europe.

TT Club TT Club The TT Club is the international transport and logistics industry's leading provider of insurance and related risk management services. As a mutual insurer, TT Club exists to provide its policyholders with benefits, which include specialist underwriting expertise, a world-wide office network providing claims management services, and first class risk management and loss prevention advice.
Noatum Logistics Noatum Logistics www.miq.com
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Extra Mile Award Extra Mile Award This category is for Members that can provide specific examples of 'innovation' and/or 'customer care' by adding value and exceeding their customer's expectations.

Descartes 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.
Hemisphere Freight Services Hemisphere Freight Services www.hemisphere-freight.com
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Ocean Services Award Ocean Services Award If you have used ocean services either stand-alone or as part of a multimodal shipment or service we want to hear about something exceptional.

Port Express Port Express Port ExpressEstablished in 2004, Port Express provides a comprehensive range of container transport services to the supply chain industry.

Specialising in UK container haulage, Port Express works in partnership with its clients to provide innovative cost-effective supply chain solutions.

Due to our ongoing investment and development in new equipment and technology, Port Express operates from strategic locations throughout the UK ensuring the level of service we deliver remains among the very best in the industry.

Port Express operates to the highest standards and is committed to the health of safety of its employees, customers and visitors.
Westbound Logistics Services Westbound Logistics Services www.westboundglobal.com
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Project Forwarding Award Project Forwarding Award We are looking for companies who have completed an out of gauge project or co-ordinated a complex movement needing specialised attention.

Peter Lole Insurance Brokers Peter Lole Insurance Brokers Peter Lole Insurance Brokers are specialist advisors to the freight industry with almost 40 years’ experience built on consistency and trust. Providing advice on special contracts, and training on cargo insurance are examples of our service commitment.
Moto Freight [a division of Martintrux] Moto Freight
a division of Martintrux
Pentagon Freight Services Pentagon Freight Services www.pentagonfreight.com
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Specialist Services Award Specialist Services Award This category is for services that are not modal specific which could include warehousing, pick and pack, technology service, air or shipping line agency, or express services.

Forward Computers 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.
Regional Express (Xpediator) Regional Express (Xpediator) www.regionalexpress.co.uk
Tigers Global Logistics Tigers Global Logistics www.go2tigers.com
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Staff Development Award Staff Development Award Many BIFA Members have comprehensive staff development programmes or have created their own academies. In this category we are looking for the firm producing the freight forwarders of the future.

Albacore Systems 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 11th year.

Albacore supply and support efficient and reliable IT systems which ensure productive, empowered and satisfied staff.
Core Management Logistics Core Management Logistics www.cmlplc.com
Morrison Freight Morrison Freight www.morrison.com
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Supply Chain Management Award Supply Chain Management Award This category focuses on provision of a customer focused, innovative solution enabling a more efficient and cost effective management of the supply chain.

BoxTop Technologies BoxTop Technologies BoxTop Technologies have been successfully delivering freight management software solutions to international freight forwarders and logistics providers for over 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.
Zencargo [Worldwide Freight Logistics] Zencargo
Worldwide Freight Logistics
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Apprentice of the Year Apprentice of the Year This category is for those outstanding apprentices working for a BIFA Member, to showcase the difference the named apprentice has made to their organisation.

Seetec Outsource Training & Skills Seetec Outsource Training & Skills Seetec Outsource Training & Skills is a leading provider of innovative training, education and recruitment. Established in 2009 Seetec Outsource has delivered thousands of successful programmes to a range of small and large organisations nationwide and helped many people into employment.

Seetec Outsource provides Apprenticeships and Traineeships on a range of subjects at various levels.

In May 2016, Seetec Outsource Training & Skills became part of the Seetec Group.

Seetec is one of the leading public and business service providers in the UK and Ireland. Established for over 30 years, Seetec has helped businesses to grow, communities to flourish and people from all walks of life to reach their full potential.
Thomas Frost [Geodis] Thomas Frost
Sarah Griffiths [DPD Group] Sarah Griffiths
DPD Group
Holly Herron [Dachser] Holly Herron
Jack Reddington [Hemisphere Freight Services] Jack Reddington
Hemisphere Freight Services
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Young Freight Forwarder Award Young Freight Forwarder Award This prestigious category is for those outstanding individuals working for a BIFA Member and must be under the age of 32, with a minimum of two years’ employment in the freight industry.

Virgin Atlantic Cargo 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.
Jamie Abbott [Morrison Freight] Jamie Abbott
Morrison Freight
Jenna Morgan [Wallis Shipping Services] Jenna Morgan
Wallis Shipping Services
Sohie Rye [Kerry Logistics] Sohie Rye
Kerry Logistics
Mitchell West [DB Schenker] Mitchell West
DB Schenker
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