Logistics UK announces shortlist for its 2021 Van Awards!

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Thirteen of the UK’s finest van operators are celebrating today after being announced as finalists in Logistics UK’s prestigious Van Awards 2021. After another round of judging, the winner of each category will be announced at a drinks reception and lunch at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham on Friday 24 September 2021, with entertainment to be provided by legendary English cricketer, Matthew Hoggard MBE.

Supported by Logistics UK’s Van Excellence Scheme and the Van Gold Partners – The AA, Bott Ltd, Brigade Electronics, Hertz UK Ltd, Lex Autolease, Quartix, and TVL – the awards celebrate the operators who have made a significant contribution to the industry over the past 12 months.

David Wells, Chief Executive at Logistics UK comments: “The Van Awards recognise and reward the ‘best of the best’, the van operators who place driver wellbeing, safety, efficiency, innovation and sustainability at the heart of their operations. To be selected as a finalist in these prestigious awards is truly an honour in itself; I would like to congratulate all of our shortlisted entrants and I wish them the best of luck for the ceremony.”

The shortlisted entrants for Logistics UK’s Van Awards 2021 are:

Best Pandemic Response, sponsored by Quartix:

– Wayfair
– Menzies Distribution
– Reflex Vehicle Hire

SME Van Operator of the Year, sponsored by TVL:

– Chamberlain Doors
– Fresh Pastures

Winning at Wellbeing, sponsored by Bott:

– Wayfair
– Reflex Vehicle Hire
– J Murphy & Sons Ltd
– Aspire Defence Services Ltd

Diversity and Inclusion Award, sponsored by Hertz:

– J Murphy & Sons Ltd
– Wayfair
– Hermes UK
– Yodel

Keeping your Show on the Road, sponsored by AA:

– Hermes UK
– J Murphy & Sons Ltd
– Yodel
– Stagefreight Ltd

Most Innovative Van Operator of the Year, sponsored by Brigade Electronics:

– Hermes UK
– J Murphy & Sons Ltd
– Stagefreight Ltd
– Menzies Distribution

Sustainable Van Operator of the Year, sponsored by Lex Autolease:

– Menzies Distribution
– Hermes UK
– Yodel
– Scottish Water

Van Safety and Compliance Award, sponsored by Logistics UK:

– J Murphy & Sons Ltd
– Chamberlain Doors
– LiveWest
– TES2000 Ltd

All the winners of the Van Awards will be shortlisted automatically for the Van Operator of the Year category at Logistics UK’s Logistics Awards 2021, taking place on 9 December 2021 at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge in London.

For more information on Logistics UK’s Van Awards, please visit logistics.org.uk/vanawards21

Logistics UK is one of the UK’s leading business groups, representing logistics businesses which are vital to keeping the UK trading, and more than seven million people directly employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With COVID-19, Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. Logistics UK supports, shapes and stands up for safe and efficient logistics, and is the only business group which represents the whole industry, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods. For more information about the organisation and its work, including its ground-breaking research into the impacts of COVID-19 on the whole supply chain, please visit www.logistics.org.uk.

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