Spatial Global secured the British International Freight Association’s (BIFA) Project Forwarding Award 2019 at a glittering ceremony in London yesterday.
The Derby-based company fought off competition from Moto Freight, OIA Global, Pentagon Freight to land the award, which was sponsored by Peter Lole Insurance Brokers.
Some 550 industry professionals attended this year’s BIFA Freight Service Awards, which took place at The Brewery. Ade Adepitan – one of the UK’s most well-known Paralympians and broadcasters – presented all finalists and winners with their certificates.
The finalists and winners in the ten categories are as follows:
The Specialist Services Award – sponsored by Forward Computers
Winner: Morgan Cargo
Finalists – Asap Cargo, Regional Express, Tigers Global Logistics
The Staff Development Award – sponsored by Albacore Systems
Winner: Core Management Logistics
Finalists – Dachser, Morrison Freight, Unsworth
The Supply Chain Management Award – sponsored by BoxTop Technologies
Finalists – B&H Worldwide, Davies Turner, Unsworth
The Young Freight Forwarder Award – sponsored by Virgin Atlantic Cargo
Winner: Jenna Morgan - Wallis Shipping
Finalists – Jamie Abbott - Morrison Freight; Sophie Rye - Kerry Logistics; and, Mitchell West - DB Schenker
The Apprentice of the Year Award - sponsored by Seetec Outsource
Joint Winners: Thomas Frost – Geodis Freight Forwarding; and Jack Reddington – Hemisphere Freight Services
Finalists - Holly Herron – Dachser; and, Sarah Griffiths – DPD Group
The Air Cargo Services Award – sponsored by IAG Cargo.
Winner: Noatum Logistics
Finalists – Charles Kendall Freight, Dimerco Express, Evolution Forwarding, Metro Shipping
European Logistics Award – sponsored by TT Club
Winner - Davies Turner
Finalists - Nextday Freight, Noatum Logistics, Simpex Express
The Ocean Services Award – sponsored by Port Express
Winner: Westbound Logistics
Finalists – Spatial Global, Ucargo, Unsworth
The Extra Mile Award – sponsored by Descartes.
Winner: Brunel Air Cargo Services
Finalists – Hemisphere Freight Services, Jordon, Ligentia
Robert Keen, BIFA director general, said: “After 30 years, the BIFA Freight Service awards have established a reputation as the Oscars of the UK freight and logistics industry. Whilst the awards are all about rewarding excellence, the luncheon once again proved to be an excellent opportunity for members and guests to network, cement existing relationships, and develop new ones.
“Having achieved success in the Athens Paralympics, the European Championships, Ade’s sporting career culminated in a world championship gold medal. His drive is an example for all the companies that enter the BIFA awards, as they seek reward for endeavour and professionalism, whilst being able to demonstrate high standards, determination and professionalism.”