BIFA Freight Service Awards raises £3,600!

Transaid attended the British International Freight Association’s (BIFA) Freight Service Awards 2021 Luncheon Ceremony as the beneficiary charity, and raised a record-breaking £3,600 through the raffle at the event.

Held at the Brewery, in the City of London, and hosted by one of the UK’s most well-known sports personalities, Matt Dawson, the awards represent the ultimate recognition of special achievement for high standards and professionalism in different sectors of the freight forwarding and logistics industry.

Transaid CEO, Caroline Barber addressed the 500 attendees, thanking BIFA and the industry for their continued support to Transaid.


Caroline shared updates on many of Transaid’s 12 live programmes which currently span nine countries and revealed that Transaid has nearly reached one million people with its integrated severe malaria and COVID-19 response programme.

Speaking about Transaid’s programmes, she said: “We have been busy training drivers and trainers in Uganda, Zambia and Ghana. We have also implemented a COVID-19 and road safety response to support long distance drivers at high risk.”

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.

Robert Keen, Director General of BIFA presented a Special Recognition Award for services to the international freight industry, as well as charitable activities, to Gordon Day, who, after retiring from the industry after a very successful career, is now a stalwart of the London Freight Club.

Commenting on the event, Keen said: “After a truly extraordinary and very challenging two years, it is great to meet in person to celebrate excellence across the freight forwarding industry, with awards that are now in their 33rd year, and justifiably regarded as the most prestigious in the sector. Once again, BIFA was delighted with the range of entries received from BIFA members that managed to take the time to document their achievements while continuing to manage their businesses through incredibly trying times, which is a testament to their tenacity. I congratulate all the companies that won each category, as well as those that were shortlisted as finalists.”

Thank you to Robert Keen and everyone at BIFA for kindly hosting Transaid at the awards, and to all of the attendees at the event for their generous support for the raffle, which will help support Transaid’s road safety and access to healthcare programmes in sub-Saharan Africa.

Transaid would also like to thank BIFA, the Headford Group, 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 fantastic achievements over the past year. Find out more about BIFA and the 2021/22 Freight Service Awards here.