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Princess Royal Will Grace Glittering 75th Warehouse Association Anniversary   

UKWA Lunch and Awards to See Special Guest as Transaid Charity Patron

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Shipping News Feature UK – The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) 75th Anniversary Lunch and Awards being held at London's Dorchester on June 27 was always going to be a rather special event but the news that the event is to be graced with the presence of Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal, in her role as Patron of the UKWA's official charity, Transaid, will add an undoubted gloss to what is always a very special occasion.

The presence of the Princess Royal should emphasise how seriously the 500 or so guests will be taking the cause of Transaid in the UKWA’s celebratory year. We have written at length how the charity, a favourite of the freight and logistics community, saves the lives of countless people across Africa, with the current drive to defeat malaria in Zambia a particular target.

Winning one of the UKWA Awards for Excellence, this particular year will therefore provide even more kudos than usual for all of the ten worthy winners in a contest sponsored by Savills, in what will doubtless be an environment even more competitive than usual so, if you haven’t yet entered this year’s Awards, there’s just still time to burnish your brand reputation by putting forward your company, or an outstanding colleague, for industry recognition at this very special event.

The UKWA Awards for Excellence categories for 2019 are:

  • BEST NEW MEMBER - Sponsored by Aganto - This is a corporate award given to the UKWA member company showing the highest professional standards of warehousing on joining the UK Warehousing Association in the last year; the judges will consider the initial visit reports of members recommended by the UKWA auditors.
  • MANAGER OF THE YEAR - Sponsored by Hormann - For the individual who leads by example and whose outstanding personal and professional skills are reflected in an efficient operation, with high levels of productivity, and a highly motivated team
  • YOUNG EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR - Sponsored by Hoppecke - Open to a UKWA member employee up to the age of 30, this award goes to a young individual who clearly demonstrates sound personal attributes and a high level of competency, combined with an enthusiasm for logistics and clear potential for the future
  • INNOVATION - Sponsored by Elokon - This award goes to the company that has demonstrated a bold and innovative response to the changing market, by the introduction of new technology, products or processes
  • TRAINING - Sponsored by Mentor - The Training award goes to either an individual or company that has demonstrated a significant level of personal or team development, with evidence of tangible benefits derived specifically from a commitment to training and education
  • ENVIRONMENT - Sponsored by Smart Freight - Awarded to the company that best demonstrates a commitment to sustainability and the most successful application of energy efficient processes aimed at cost savings and/or carbon reduction
  • INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT - Sponsored by Bito - This award recognises a new or improved logistics building or logistics park development and/or investment, that brings additional capacity to the market
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE - Sponsored by Luxonic - Awarded to a UKWA member company with a highly customer focused culture, showing clear evidence of an in-depth understanding of customer needs, resulting in overall and measured customer satisfaction
  • LOGISTICS SERVICE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR - Sponsored by Aisle Master - Recognises a highly professional, motivated and well-led UKWA member company that demonstrates best practice and total commitment to UKWA's key principles of working safely, ethically and profitably
  • CHAIRMAN’S AWARD - Sponsored by DP World London Gateway - Nominated by the UKWA Chairman, this prestigious award recognises a special individual who has worked in, and represented the logistics sector in an exceptional way

Entries for the Awards can be submitted via this link.

Photo: Her Royal Highness’ charitable patronage has made her a regular figure at logistics events up and down the country.

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