UK’s best van operators named at Logistics UK’s van awards


Logistics UK, one of the UK’s biggest business groups, has announced the winners of its prestigious Van Awards at an impressive ceremony held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Birmingham on 24 September 2021, with entertainment 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 that have made a significant contribution to the industry over the past 12 months. 

Kevin Green, Marketing & Communications Director at Logistics UK, comments: ““Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, van operators and drivers have played a vital role in supporting the nation; I am so pleased to have this opportunity today to recognise and reward their outstanding dedication, expertise, and care. With an incredibly high standard of entrants to this year’s awards, all of those shortlisted should be proud of their achievement. The winners can be sure they truly are the ‘best of the best’ in the industry; the businesses placing excellence, efficiency and safety at the heart of their operations.”

The winners of the Van Awards 2021 are:
· Best Pandemic Response, sponsored by Quartix: Menzies Distribution
· SME Van Operator of the Year, sponsored by TVL:  Chamberlain Doors
· Winning at Wellbeing, sponsored by Bott: Aspire Defence Services Ltd
· Diversity and Inclusion Award, sponsored by Hertz: J Murphy & Sons Ltd
· Keeping your Show on the Road, sponsored by AA: Yodel
· Most Innovative Van Operator of the Year, sponsored by Brigade Electronics: Stagefreight Ltd
· Sustainable Van Operator of the Year, sponsored by Lex Autolease: Menzies Distribution
· Van Safety and Compliance Award, sponsored by Logistics UK: J Murphy & Sons Ltd

All the winners of the Van Awards will be automatically shortlisted 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. 

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