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Ceremony Sponsors 2019

The BIFA Freight Service Awards competition has been running now for 31 years. The event has long been sponsored by some eminent companies, and is recognised as one of the most prestigious in 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.

Ceremony Sponsors


Sponsor of the Ceremony Host

A one-stop software and representative solution across the international freight supply chain. Formed in 1986 we develop and support cost-effective, business critical software to match your complex requirements, providing communication and integration between freight forwarders, business partners, community and government systems. Sequoia is our state-of-the-art, high performance customs clearance platform, delivering outstanding levels of productivity and compliance for forwarders.

Sponsor of the Finalists' Certificates

Maritime Cargo Processing plc operates the Port Community System Destin8. We work in close partnership with port authorities, terminal operators, shipping lines, forwarding agents, road/rail operators, HMRC/UKBF and other Government agencies, to improve the operational efficiency of cargo transportation through ports and inland clearance locations.

Sponsor of the Audio-visual Relay Monitors

Menzies LLP is an accountancy firm delivering traditional accounting services combined with strategic commercial thinking. Our services include tax, audit, payroll, business recovery as well as a business and financial consultancy service proven to add value and help your business to grow. Specialising in eight core UK and international business sectors, Menzies’ local accountancy and business advisory offices in London, Surrey, Hampshire and Cardiff, all offer our #BrighterThinking approach.

Sponsor of the Multimedia Presentation

Keeping the information flowing
Smart, real-time information- it's what drives day-to-day trade through UK frontiers, and it's what Community Network Services (CNS) provides.

Shipping lines, ports, freight forwarders, shippers, terminal operators, Customs and other inspection agencies, hauliers, railway operators...they all depend on a swift flow of import and export information. Without it, trade would simply grind to a halt. CNS's systems are at the heart of the process, facilitating the electronic handling of all import and export information, ensuring that the right people have the right facts at their fingertips. The alternative? We'd all be buried in a paper chase of nightmarish proportions. At CNS, we are proud of the role we play in keeping that trade moving, through the services we provide to businesses across the maritime and air logistics sectors.

Sponsor of the Ceremony Programme

WiseTech Global is an innovative global developer of cloud-based software solutions for the international and domestic logistics industries. Since 1994 we have helped logistics companies efficiently manage the movement of goods and information. With over 12,000 logistics organizations using our software across 130 countries, our breakthrough solutions are designed to deliver powerful productivity, extensive functionality, comprehensive integration, and deep compliance capabilities.

Our flagship product, CargoWise One, provides a comprehensive end-to-end logistics solution, and forms an integral link in the global supply chain. From single-office businesses to large multinational companies worldwide, our clients are able to improve their visibility, efficiency, quality of service, and profitability by utilizing our next-generation technology.

Sponsor of the Ceremony Tickets

Simpex Express are a leading provider of time-critical and specialised freight services to and from all parts of Europe. Collections are typically made within 2 hours of instruction and offered by either a dedicated vehicle or a semi-express service, the latter of which is accompanied by an easy to use online calculator for quotations. Next day, 48 hours and 72 hours to all areas of Europe offered as standard.

Sponsor of the Winners' Trophies

Founded by Kevin Stevens in 1988, the Woodland Group is an award-winning, privately-owned international logistics provider with offices and agents worldwide. Providing carriage by all modes, including land, sea and air, the company partners with clients to deliver more efficient supply chains.

A multi-time BIFA Freight Service Awards winner, Woodland also offers a range of specialist services including global sports logistics, Customs consultancy and IT strategy. Our focus is delivering a cost-effective service, caring for your shipment every step of the way.

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