CILT Awards for Excellence

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CILT Awards for Excellence Finalists Announced 

We are delighted to announce the finalists for our 29th Awards for Excellence.

The winners of the Institute’s 29th Awards for Excellence will be announced at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London on 17th March 2022.

The CILT Awards for Excellence highlight the very best in the logistics and transport profession and recognise those who are making changes across the sector. Despite a challenging period for the industry, the judges were heartened by the nominations this year, with organisations demonstrating their drive for innovation and commitment to development.

As we assist our members in navigating a turbulent time, the Institute remains committed to providing opportunities for individuals and organisations to learn from each other and implement best practice through sharing the achievements of the profession.

Kevin Richardson, Chief Executive, CILT(UK), said: “Without the hard work and dedication of our members in the transport, logistics and associated supply chain sectors, our lives would look very different. During what has been an undoubtedly difficult year, our profession has rose to the occasion and continued to provide an essential service while continuously seeking to improve.

“At CILT, we know that away from the media spotlight are untold numbers of people and organisations who are working tirelessly to supply the UK with goods from markets near and far. These people work day and night, often in difficult or uncomfortable conditions, and deserve our praise.

“That is why it is so important that we come together in 2022 to recognise the best of the profession. From my conversations with members, I know that the focus on improving processes and deploying new technologies for the benefit of organisations and consumers has continued despite the challenges of the past year, and I am excited to share some of those stories in March 2022.”

This year’s finalists were selected by an expert judging panel from a wide array of entries. Each initiative was worthy of commendation, however, only a select few could progress to the finalist's round.

Please take a look at the finalists for CILT’s 29th Awards for Excellence below. 

Did you see last year's celebrations? The full recording of the 2020 Awards for Excellence and can be found here. 


CILT Awards for Excellence Sponsorship Opportunities 

There is a range of sponsorship opportunities available for this year's Awards celebration. Take a look at the packages on offer here. If you have any questions regarding the packages please contact Chris Ruane at 


CILT Awards for Excellence 2021 Shortlist:  

Diversity Champion        CILT Awards for Exce...

  • Melanie Clarke, National Highways 
  • Caroline Eglinton,Network Rail 
  • Charlie Woodhead, LNER       


Environmental Improvement     CILT Awards for Exce...

  • Carlton Forest 3PL          
  • Hermes
  • Transport for London

Freight Transport            CILT Awards for Exce...

  • DHL
  • Valqari 
  • Yodel

Health, Safety and Wellbeing     CILT Awards for Exce...

  • Engro Fertilizers               
  • RAF Benson Logistics Squadron  
  • Wren Kitchens  

Operations Management       CILT Awards for Exce...     

  • CEVA Logistics 
  • Heathrow Airport Ltd 
  • Trucksters 

Passenger Transport      CILT Awards for Exce...

  • Go North East
  • Reading Buses 
  • Transport for London 

People Development     CILT Awards for Exce...

  • National Express West Midlands 
  • PD Ports
  • Yusen Logistics 

Rising Star       CILT Awards for Exce...   

  • Nichola Byrne, WSP UK       
  • Joe Murfitt, Pall-Ex         
  • Alistair Plant, Carlton Forest 3PL

Supply Chain Innovation       CILT Awards for Exce...       

  • DHL       
  • Kuehne+Nagel 
  • Movianto 

Technology Innovation  CILT Awards for Exce...

  • Bacton Transport and Lytx 
  • National Highways
  • Travis Perkins

Transport Policy and Planning    CILT Awards for Excl...

  • Nottingham City Council 
  • Royal Mail and National Highways 

Warehouse OperationsCILT Awards for Exce...

  • Invar and Games Workshop        
  • SEC Storage       
  • Urban Outfitters Peterborough 

2020 Winners

Diversity Champion 

Sponsored by Michael Page

  • John Sidebotham CMILT, Programme Manager - Intelligent Infrastructure Programme, Network Rail - Check out his story here.


Environmental Improvement

Sponsored by Tritax Big Box

  • Nottingham City Transport  - Check out their story here.


Freight Transport

Sponsored by FORS

  • Kuehne + Nagel - Response to the Economic and Supply Chain Disruption - Check out their story here.


Health, Safety and Wellbeing

Sponsored by Arco 

  • XPO Logistics - Humanising Health & Safety - Check out their story here.


Operations Management

Sponsored by Michael Page

  • Royal Mail - Check out their story here.


Passenger Transport

Sponsored by FORS

  • Hovertravel - Check out their story here.


People Development

Sponsored by The Open University

  • XPO Logistics -You Grow, We Grow - Check out their story here.


Rising Star

Sponsored by XPO Logistics

  • Siobhan Afford, Site Manager, Gist - Check out her story here.


Sir Robert Lawrence Award

Sponsored by DHL

  • Elaine Allitt, Easylink Co-ordinator, Nottingham Community Transport - Check out her story here.


Supply Chain Innovation

Sponsored by Clipper Logistics 

  • ZigZag Global - Check out their story here.


Technology Innovation

Sponsored by Tritax Big Box

  • Network Rail - Check out their story here.


Transport Policy & Planning 

  • Royal HaskoningDHV - Check out their story here.


Warehouse Operations

  • Superdry with Hikrobot and Invar Systems - Check out their story here.


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