Transaid attends Logistics UK 2021 Awards with royal patron

With its patron, HRH The Princess Royal as the guest of honour, Transaid attended Logistics UK’s gala awards dinner as the beneficiary charity and raised several thousand pounds at the event.

Held at the prestigious Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge, London, the awards recognised and commemorated the businesses and individuals who have made a significant contribution to the logistics industry and wider economy over the last eighteen months.

After dinner entertainment was provided by talented stand-up comedian, podcaster and radio presenter, Ed Gamble. Transaid CEO, Caroline Barber also addressed the attendees, thanking Logistics UK 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 MAM@Scale programme, she said: “In the MAM@Scale district since August 2020, not one single child has died of severe malaria. Our approaches are only possible thanks to the generosity of the transport and logistics industry.”

Clipper Logistics was awarded the most innovative company and public services operator of the year. Stagefreight retained its title as the Road Freight Operator of the year, and Nicola Foley, assistant general manager of Wincanton was presented with the Rising Star for 2021.

Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK, PD Ports and Menzies Distribution also received awards, with a special achievement award for work during the COVID-19 pandemic being awarded to Alliance Healthcare. Leigh Pomlett, former director of CEVA and outgoing president of Logistics UK, was presented with the annual Lifetime Achievement award.

David Wells, Chief Executive of Logistics UK, commented:

“The Logistics Awards 2021 recognise and celebrate ‘the best of the best’; the companies and individuals who have made a significant contribution to the logistics and supply industry over the past 12 months and who excel in their fields. As the only business group representing UK logistics, Logistics UK is well placed to identify the stars within our industry; our winners are truly exceptional, and I am thrilled to have this opportunity to present them with their awards.”

Transaid is grateful to the attendees at the event for their generous support for the raffle, raising over £3000, which will help support Transaid’s road safety and access to health programmes in sub-Saharan Africa.

Transaid would also like to thank long term partners – Backhouse Jones, Clipper Logistics and the Malcolm Group for their generous raffle prize donations.

A huge congratulations to all of the award winners, and also those that were highly commended for their fantastic achievements in delivering outstanding work during a challenging 12 months. A full list can be found below.


The winners of the Logistics Awards 2021 were:

Special Recognition Award – Outstanding Response to COVID
• Alliance Healthcare UK
Highly Commended – Fresh Pastures

Most Innovative Company of the Year
• Clipper Logistics

Most Innovative Product of the Year
• Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK – Mercedes-Benz Actros

Road Freight Operator of the Year
• Stagefreight Ltd

Air Business of the Year
• CharterSync

Rail Business of the Year
• Maritime Transport Ltd

Water Business of the Year
• PD Ports

International Shipper of the Year
• Radwell International

Public Services Operator of the Year
• Clipper Logistics

Van Operator of the Year
Menzies Distribution
Highly Commended – J Murphy and Sons

Logistics Partner of the Year
• Noatum logistics

Diversity Champion of the Year
• Gemini Corporation N.V.

Rising Star of the Year
• Nicola Foley, Assistant General Manager, Wincanton

Environment Champion of the Year
• Hermes UK

Logistics UK’s Lifetime Achievement Award
• Leigh Pomlett, President, Logistics UK