CILT Awards for Excellence

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We are delighted to announce our very first digital CILT Awards for Excellence.

Now in its 28th year, the winners of the prestigious Awards for Excellence will be announced at our very first digital awards event on 17 March 2021 at 7pm.

CILT’s Awards for Excellence recognise and reward the most outstanding achievements by the very best individuals and organisations throughout the profession. Even through the challenging circumstances over the last twelve months, the Institute once again received a record breaking number of entries for its prestigious awards.

As CILT continues to grow and develop to better serve its members’ needs, the Institute regards recognition as crucial to informing the wider world of the success of its sectors and members. For more than 100 years, CILT has celebrated the brightest talent and the most innovative organisations, recognising those who continue to raise standards and move the profession forward. 

We are looking forward to celebrating all the finalists and worthy winners of the CILT Awards for Excellence. Book your place today!

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Clipper Logistics is an award-winning, leading provider of value-added logistics solutions and e-fulfilment in the UK. As the retail landscape evolves, and consumers’ expectations and demands are growing, retailers look to Clipper for their agility, ability and credibility in offering extensive bespoke solutions and specialist knowledge in retail and high-value logistics. Clipper constantly challenges conventions to improve business performance and remains flexible and efficient to help companies meet the changing dynamics of retail with cutting edge logistics management solutions.

With few areas of retail growing faster than e-commerce, Clipper’s exclusive ClicklinkTM and BoomerangTM solutions help retailers stay ahead of the curve, with cost-effective and efficient Click & Collect capabilities and a returns management solution. Whether it’s fashion retail, high-value or general merchandise, Clipper can take cost, complexity and risk out of the supply chain and enable businesses to grow and trade more competitively.

Clipper is also bringing the UK and Europe closer together, leading the field in developing pan-European logistics solutions, with expanding businesses in both Germany and Poland. Clipper works with clients across the online fashion and non-food sectors, including ASOS, Asda/George The John Lewis Partnership, Halfords,  Morrisons, Superdry





For over 50 years, The Open University (OU) has led the way in innovative distance-learning. The University has a proven track record and rich heritage of providing workplace education solutions for employers across a range of sectors, which help employees fulfil their potential bringing education to the learner.

Specialising in developing high-quality learning materials, based on rigorous research and industry insight, the OU combines academic excellence with technological expertise to deliver flexible work-based learning. We have a range of options including apprenticeships, short courses, certificates, vocational programmes, diplomas and undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes as well as free badged courses.

The OU’s flexible and adaptable approach enables learning to be delivered at scale, across geographically dispersed workforces. Through minimising the time needed outside of the workplace, the OU’s blended delivery model fits around the needs of the employer and the role and responsibilities of the learner. Giving employees new skills and knowledge they can apply to the workplace immediately.

With a triple accredited business school, the OU has been supporting and training future leaders for more than 2,400 employers, including DHL, Uber, Royal Mail, Travis Perkins and Heathrow, who regularly choose the OU’s learning solutions to develop their workforces.


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2020 Finalists

Diversity Champion

Sponsored by Michael Page

  • Kate Lester FCILT, Founder, Diamond Logistics
  • Rob Nolan, Rehoming Service Delivery Partner, Blue Cross
  • John Sidebotham CMILT, Programme Manager - Intelligent Infrastructure Programme, Network Rail


Environmental Improvement

Sponsored by Tritax Big Box

  • HMM Europe
  • Nottingham City Transport


Freight Transport

  • CHEP
  • Gist - Chilled Air Packaging Project 
  • Kuehne + Nagel - Response to the Economic and Supply Chain Disruption 


Health, Safety and Well-being

  • Blackpool Transport Services Limited
  • London Borough of Hackney and TfL      
  • XPO Logistics - Humanising Health & Safety


Operations Management

Sponsored by Michael Page

  • Kuehne + Nagel - COVID-19 Response
  • Royal Mail
  • XPO Logistics and British Gypsum


Passenger Transport

Sponsored by FORS

  • Hovertravel
  • Kura
  • uTrack Software Solutions and First UK Bus


People Development

Sponsored by The Open University

  • DriveTech
  • PD Ports
  • XPO Logistics -You Grow, We Grow


Rising Star

Sponsored by XPO Logistics

  • Siobhan Afford, Site Manager, Gist
  • Toby France CMILT, Area Head of Commercial, Arriva
  • Lloyd Morris, Site Manager, Gist


Robert Lawrence Award

Sponsored by DHL

Usually this prestigious award goes to an individual that is incredibly influential within the sector and the top of their career in terms of both job title and recognised contribution to the sector. This year, in line with our hidden heroes campaign, we wanted to recognise someone that is an ‘every day’ or ‘hidden hero’. An individual (or team) who is representative of the 1000’s of hidden heroes from across the profession that have worked tirelessly during COVID-19 to keep us all moving. 


Supply Chain Innovation

Sponsored by Clipper Logistics 

  • Drop and Drive Claims Workgroup
  • XPO Logistics - Wavin Project
  • ZigZag Global


Technology Innovation

Sponsored by Tritax Big Box

  • Battersea Power Station and Logistics Partners Consultancy
  • Network Rail
  • RTITB and MA-system


Transport Policy & Planning

  • Highways England 
  • Royal HaskoningDHV
  • Sustrans with Royal Borough of Kingston


Warehouse Operations

  • Kuehne + Nagel Leonardo Contract Through Life Support Project 
  • SEC Storage
  • Superdry with Hikrobot and Invar Systems


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