Almost £5,000 raised for Transaid at 2023 BIFA Awards

The 35th BIFA Freight Service Awards took place at the Brewery in London, hosting a crowd of 550, who generously raised almost £5,000 for Transaid during a raffle, – a new fundraising record for this event.

The awards are an opportunity to recognise and celebrate those that go above and beyond within the industry, no matter their specialisations. Motorsports correspondent Suzi Perry revealed nine winning companies and two winning individuals in the 11 categories of the awards.

Transaid’s Chief Executive, Caroline Barber addressed the attendees, thanking BIFA and the industry for their continued support to Transaid.

Caroline shared updates on many of Transaid’s programmes, addressing the urgent need for our work, she said: “Whilst global road deaths have reduced by five percent over the last decade, they have risen in Africa by 17 percent.

“Over the last 12 months Transaid and our partners have been busy training almost 7,000 professional drivers in Uganda, Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique and Ghana.”

Caroline also shared news of Transaid’s recently launched Newcastle to Edinburgh cycle ride, and Cycle Kenya. Both of which are taking place in Autumn 2024. Readers can find further details here.

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

We thank BIFA, the Woodland Group, the London Freight Club and Pledge for their generous raffle prize donations, and also OIA Global, DHL, Seafast Logistics and Morgan Cargo for pledging their support directly to our programmes.

A huge congratulations to all of the award winners, and also to the finalists for their outstanding achievements over the last year. Find out more about BIFA and the 2023 Freight Services Awards here.