£3,500 raised at BIFA Freight Service Awards

The 2022 Freight Service Awards ceremony presentation and luncheon once again took place at the Brewery in London, and attracted a record-breaking audience of over 550; who generously raised over £3,500 for Transaid during a raffle at the event.

Hosted by sporting legend, Kevin Keegan, the awards represent demonstration of total commitment to both the industry and driving change. The competition encourages and rewards high standards and professionalism, representing the ultimate recognition of special achievements in different sectors of the industry.

Transaid’s Acting Co-Chief Executive, Sam Clark addressed the attendees, thanking BIFA and the industry for their continued support to Transaid.

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Sam shared updates on many of Transaid’s programmes, revealing that over the last year and with the support from the industry, Transaid has trained trainers who have gone on to train more than 5,000 drivers at its partner training centres in Africa.

Speaking about Transaid’s road safety programmes which currently span six countries, he said:

“I spend a large proportion of my time supporting these road safety programmes, most recently travelling to Uganda and Kenya.

“Both of these programmes are developing sustainable approaches with local partners, which we believe can save many lives, by equipping drivers and motorcycle riders with the skills they need to make it home safely at the end of every day.”

Sponsored by a number of blue-chip companies, each of the eleven award categories is recognised as very prestigious and winning an award has become more coveted year-on-year.

Newly appointed BIFA Director General, Steve Parker said:

“Now in their 34th year, the Freight Service Awards provide the perfect opportunity to come together and celebrate excellence within the sector and it was a pleasure to participate in something that is so highly regarded throughout the industry.

“BIFA thanks the Members that submitted their entries to us, all of which were of very high quality, making the judging process very difficult. I would like to offer my congratulations to everybody who won an award and those who were shortlisted – the array of talent from everybody was exceptional.

“I would also like to recognise the support and contribution of the sponsors to the running of the competition. Representatives from each category sponsors have been generous enough to give their time to conduct the judging and selection process for each award.”

We are grateful to Steve Parker and everyone at BIFA for kindly hosting Transaid at the awards, and to all of the attendees at the event for their support for the raffle, which will help support our road safety and access to healthcare programmes in sub-Saharan Africa.

We would also like to recognise and thank Robert Keen for his unwavering support to Transaid over the years. We wish him well in his new role as International Relations Manager for the Association.

Transaid would also like to thank BIFA, the London Freight Club, and the Woodland Group for their generous raffle prize donations.

A huge congratulations to all of the award winners, and also to the finalists, for their achievements over the past year. Find out more about BIFA and the 2022 Freight Service Awards here.