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

Winner: Zencargo

Finalists – B&H Worldwide, Davies Turner, Unsworth

Individual categories

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 FrostGeodis Freight Forwarding; and Jack ReddingtonHemisphere Freight Services

Finalists - Holly Herron – Dachser; and, Sarah Griffiths – DPD Group

Modal categories

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.”