DPD Group, the parcel delivery company, has been listed as number 1 in Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport’s Top 30 Logistics Service Providers for 2019. Organisations such as Bibby Distribution, Clipper Logistics, Eddie Stobart and XPO Supply Chain, were also recognised within the Top 30.
“To be the best at anything is a huge achievement, but this is a tough, tough sector to operate in. It is unrelenting in terms of the challenges that can be thrown at you on a weekly basis. You have to be at the top of your game every single day, and that’s the level we have been pushing for the last 10 years, so being recognised by people who understand the market we operate in means a lot,” said Dwain McDonald, Chief Executive, DPD UK.
Recognising those organisations that best exemplify excellence, the Top 30 assesses a range of key criteria such as financials, performance, professional accreditation, the gender pay gap and human resource factors. This information has been made available through the MINT UK database, annual reports and the European Commission.
“Last year’s list saw the Institute take its first steps into analysing the performance of the operators it represents. Now in its second year, I am pleased to announce that this list looks likely to become a staple of CILT’s suite of materials that recognise industry achievements and best promote the vital role of our sectors. We are delighted to see that more than 33% of those on this list are Corporate Members or associated with CILT and we hope to see this number increase in next year’s list,” commented Kevin Richardson FCILT, Chief Executive, CILT(UK).
In 2018, CILT released its inaugural Top 30 and this year, there have already been seven new entries, a change at the top and multiple big movers.
Tony Mannix, CEO at Clipper Logistics also commented on the company’s achievement: “We are delighted to be recognised as one of the UK’s leading logistics service providers. We are immensely proud of how far the business has come and being acknowledged amongst our peers is testament to our hard work, expertise and the reputation that we have forged within the industry.”