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COMPETITION AND CEREMONY 2019-20
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Finalists 2018

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.

Sponsor:
IAG Cargo IAG Cargo This is the 29th 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.
Finalists
Bermuda Forwarders (UK) Ltd Bermuda Forwarders (UK) Ltd www.bermudaforwarders.co.uk
Dimerco Express UK Ltd Dimerco Express UK Ltd www.dimerco.com
Ligentia UK Ltd Ligentia UK Ltd www.ligentia.com
Metro Shipping Ltd Metro Shipping Ltd www.metroshipping.co.uk
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Cool Award Cool Award This category is for specialist refrigerated freight services ranging from small high-value pharma products through to a large reefer container, by any mode of transport. Entries should demonstrate good practice and an important contribution to the advancement of the 'Cool' Chain.

Sponsor:
American Airlines Cargo American Airlines Cargo American Airlines Cargo provides one of the largest cargo networks in the world with cargo terminals and interline connections across the globe. Every day, American transports cargo between major cities in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America and Asia. Together with wholly owned and third-party regional carriers operating as American Eagle, the airlines operate an average of approximately 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in over 50 countries.
Finalists
Bermuda Forwarders (UK) Ltd Bermuda Forwarders (UK) Ltd www.bermudaforwarders.co.uk
Kuehne + Nagel Ltd Kuehne + Nagel Ltd www.kuehne-nagel.com
Morgan Cargo Ltd Morgan Cargo Ltd www.morgancargo.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.

Sponsor:
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.
Finalists
Dimerco Express UK Ltd Dimerco Express UK Ltd www.dimerco.com
Jordon Freight Ltd Jordon Freight Ltd www.jordonfreight.com
Simarco Worldwide Logistics Simarco Worldwide Logistics www.simarco.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.

Sponsor:
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.
Finalists
Freightport Logistics Ltd Freightport Logistics Ltd www.freightport.co.uk
ISCA Forwarding Ltd ISCA Forwarding Ltd www.isca-forwarding.co.uk
UK Customs Solutions Ltd UK Customs Solutions Ltd www.ukcustomssolutions.co.uk
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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.

Sponsor:
Corrigan Bentley Recruitment Corrigan Bentley Recruitment Corrigan Bentley are a solutions-focussed recruitment organisation, passionate about the freight-forwarding and logistics markets. Home to a team of hardworking, connected and dedicated professionals, we pride ourselves on partnerships and are fortunate to have deep relationships with many global leaders and premium, privately-owned businesses, together with many exceptional candidates. We embrace and protect our clients expectation of high quality employees and balance this need with our candidates career hopes and dreams. Corrigan Bentley can assure you of a dynamic, strategic and discreet recruitment service, whatever the challenge.
Finalists
Dimerco Express UK Ltd Dimerco Express UK Ltd www.dimerco.com
NNR Global Logistics UK Ltd NNR Global Logistics UK Ltd www.nnruk.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.

Sponsor:
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.
Finalists
Dimerco Express UK Ltd Dimerco Express UK Ltd www.dimerco.com
Hemisphere Freight Services Ltd Hemisphere Freight Services Ltd www.hemisphere-freight.com
Specialist Logistics Services Ltd Specialist Logistics Services Ltd www.specialistlogisticsservices.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.

Sponsor:
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.
Finalists
B & H Worldwide Ltd B & H Worldwide Ltd www.bhworldwide.com
Charles Kendall Freight Ltd Charles Kendall Freight Ltd www.charleskendall.com
The PSL Group The PSL Group www.pslgroup.net
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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.

Sponsor:
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 10th year.

Albacore supply and support efficient and reliable IT systems which ensure productive, empowered and satisfied staff.
Finalists
Hemisphere Freight Services Ltd Hemisphere Freight Services Ltd www.hemisphere-freight.com
Kuehne + Nagel Ltd Kuehne + Nagel Ltd www.kuehne-nagel.com
Simarco Worldwide Logistics Simarco Worldwide Logistics www.simarco.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.

Sponsor:
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.
Finalists
Core Management Logistics Core Management Logistics www.cmlplc.com
Davies Turner & Co Ltd Davies Turner & Co Ltd www.daviesturner.com
OIA Global Ltd OIA Global Ltd www.oiaglobal.com
Yusen Logistics (UK) Ltd Yusen Logistics (UK) Ltd www.uk.yusen-logistics.com
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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.

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

Outsource provides Apprenticeships and Traineeships on a range of subjects at various levels.
Finalists
Harry Underwood [Dachser] Harry Underwood
Dachser
www.dachser.com
Jay Williams [Kuehne + Nagel] Jay Williams
Kuehne + Nagel
www.kuehne-nagel.com
Kyle Lawrence [Unsworth] Kyle Lawrence
Unsworth
www.unsworth.uk
Paige Baldwin [TPS Global Logistics] Paige Baldwin
TPS Global Logistics
www.tps-global.com
Thomas Turner [Panalpina] Thomas Turner
Panalpina
www.panalpina.com
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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.

Sponsor:
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.
Finalists
Christopher Carter [Peterson Freight Management] Christopher Carter
Peterson Freight Management
www.onepeterson.com
Lisa North [B & H Worldwide Ltd] Lisa North
B & H Worldwide Ltd
www.bhworldwide.com
Luke Brown [Daily Groupage Services Ltd] Luke Brown
Daily Groupage Services Ltd
www.dailygroupage.com
Markus Knudsen [GAC Services (UK) Ltd] Markus Knudsen
GAC Services (UK) Ltd
www.gac.com
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