Shadow Skills Minister celebrated express logistics apprentices with IFA top brass and West Thames College Tracy Aust.



Awards opening the individual categories went to next generation, Shadow Minister for Skills Rt. Hon. Seema Malhotra was on stage with Tracy Aust West Thames College to award the next generation, two apprentices, both from Heathrow geographic, Ruben Sandu and Remi Colin, TOLL Group and CitySprint were the winner of our next generation workforce. Remi Colin was already celebrating as top student at West Thames College, Heathrow.


LSA at the National Courier Awards 2023

Historic turnout with largest mix of express companies ever

Twenty-four courier Silver Cs in standing ovation celebrations

The awards for individuals in express logistics followed the apprentices from saving lives to next generation, delivering step change with robots rail and drones, electric infrastructure and road safety all in the mixing pot of recognition for best of the best in express logistics. IOC VP, Sir John Hayes MP, rattle your clappers for the Express sector celebrating a shortlisting of success in final mile as individuals walked tall and proud into the palatial City of London livery hall.

LSA were with the largest mix of express logistics companies ever, SMEs, Regionals and national brands at the same tables. DfT, DfE, DEFRA, DVSA all in the room. Lights camera action for the gala evening celebration of the 27th National Courier Awards. A full house, standing room only and many were standing for standing ovations as they rattled the clappers. Tweets by the bucket load, photos and video live on the IOC web as Carl Lomas and Dr Tracey Worth read inspirational narratives to bring a tear to the eye from the winning reports of 2023 - from life-saving couriers to those who were simply the best.



-Life services with four decades on the clock went to Yodel, from driver to chief operating officer, it was a standing ovation for Carl Moore.

-Two wheel winner, motorcycle courier Peter Powley scooped the first courier silver C award.

-Eight van winners including electric quadracylce. Million deliveries, four decade service, and straight five Trustpilot reviews featured in the van nominations. Tylo Jamieson DB Couriers was up for saving life. Newcastle to Coventry and Heathrow featured in widespread geographic winners recognition.

-Five contract winners working direct with client showcased from van to control office. Malcolm Higgins, the library contract took huge applause. Contract winning statements included - ‘Brilliant relationship with client – focus on end customer, profound impact’

-All of the office shortlisters nominated for fellowship by awards panel of judges. Nine winners, companies included, Absolutely, CitySprint, eCouriers, Menzies, TVS Rico, Reliance, Smiths News, Viking and Yodel. Highlights in the office winners included, claim reduction, making team like family, growing chilled delivery, passion for customers, sales champion, reducing pre-run mileage.

-Corporate awards opened the proceedings onstage. What makes a difference in our express sector? Step Change showcase. Three Step Change awards, rail, robots and drones. Varamis, DPD and Royal Mail winners. DEFRA Minister, Trudy Harrison spoke on decarbonisation awards going to Evri for zero emission cargo bikes and O’Donovan for HVO fleet.

-Shadow Skills Minster Seema Malhotra, delivers express apprentices to next generation at CitySprint and TOLL Logistics. Cultural impact for Whistl and Smiths News. Team award to Absolutely for Pharmacy solution. Arrow XL took the road safety David Jamieson award.


The gala evening recognised best-of-the-best in express, courier, last mile, final mile.

Take a full tour of the best of the best winners and read the detail nominations

Take a look at the event gallery of guests

View the high resolution winner photos

Watch the Apprentice video

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