Double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes has been selected by the BIFA (British International Freight Association) as the host for its annual Freight Service Awards competition. Entries are now open and BIFA Director General, Robert Keen said that any company looking to go for gold in these awards can have no better example to follow than someone who struck Olympic gold twice in Athens in 2004.
“Olympic gold is the ultimate reward for endeavour and professionalism. Our awards also encourage and reward high standards and professionalism. Both represent the ultimate recognition of special achievement,” said Keen.
The Awards are open to all members of the trade association, with the deadline on the 8th of October. Sponsored by a number of blue chip companies, each of the ten award categories is recognised as very prestigious and winning an award has become more coveted year-on-year.
This year’s event, which is also the 30th in total, will take place at The Brewery in London on Thursday, the 17th of January 2019, when Dame Kelly Holmes will host more than 500 BIFA members and their guests. It will provide a valuable opportunity for attendees to acknowledge the winners as well as networking with people from within the industry.
“The awards represent the chance for the best in the UK freight forwarding and logistics industry to be recognised by their peers, and every year the standards of entry improve. As we organise the awards for their 30th year we are looking forward to yet another successful competition with a large number of entrants,” said Robert Keen.
“Every year, after the awards have taken place, I get members who say that they wish they had entered. So I would urge all members to think about their applications now, so they don’t have any regrets later.The awards are an important part of BIFA’s mission to encourage our members in their pursuit of improved standards and excellence within the logistics and supply chain industry,” he concluded.