CILT Awards for Excellence

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We are delighted to announce the finalists for the CILT Awards for Excellence.

Now in its 28th year, the winners of the prestigious Awards for Excellence will be announced at the Royal Lancaster, London on 17th March 2021; after the Gala Dinner was postponed from its original date in October, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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. 

The finalists for CILT’s 28th Awards for Excellence are: 

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

Sponsored by Blink

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

Health, Safety & Wellbeing

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

Operations Management

  • 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

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

Rising Star

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

Supply Chain Innovation

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

Technology Innovation

  • 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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