Logistics UKThirteen of the UK’s finest van operators are celebrating today after being announced as finalists in Logistics UK’s prestigious Van Awards 2021.

After another round of judging, the winner of each category will be announced at a drinks reception and lunch at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham on Friday 24 September 2021, with entertainment to be provided by legendary English cricketer, Matthew Hoggard MBE.

Supported by Logistics UK’s Van Excellence Scheme and the Van Gold Partners – The AA, Bott Ltd, Brigade Electronics, Hertz UK Ltd, Lex Autolease, Quartix, and TVL – the awards celebrate the operators who have made a significant contribution to the industry over the past 12 months.

David Wells, Chief Executive at Logistics UK comments: “The Van Awards recognise and reward the ‘best of the best’, the van operators who place driver wellbeing, safety, efficiency, innovation and sustainability at the heart of their operations. To be selected as a finalist in these prestigious awards is truly an honour in itself; I would like to congratulate all of our shortlisted entrants and I wish them the best of luck for the ceremony.”

The shortlisted entrants for Logistics UK’s Van Awards 2021 are:

Best Pandemic Response, sponsored by Quartix: Wayfair; Menzies Distribution; Reflex Vehicle Hire. 

SME Van Operator of the Year, sponsored by TVL: Chamberlain Doors; Fresh Pastures.

Winning at Wellbeing, sponsored by Bott: Wayfair; Reflex Vehicle Hire; J Murphy & Sons Ltd; Aspire Defence Services Ltd.

Diversity and Inclusion Award, sponsored by Hertz: J Murphy & Sons Ltd; Wayfair; Hermes UK; Yodel.

Keeping your Show on the Road, sponsored by AA: Hermes UK; J Murphy & Sons Ltd; Yodel; Stagefreight Ltd.

Most Innovative Van Operator of the Year, sponsored by Brigade Electronics: Hermes UK; J Murphy & Sons Ltd; Stagefreight Ltd; Menzies Distribution.

Sustainable Van Operator of the Year, sponsored by Lex Autolease: Menzies Distribution; Hermes UK; Yodel; Scottish Water.

Van Safety and Compliance Award, sponsored by Logistics UK: J Murphy & Sons Ltd; Chamberlain Doors; LiveWest; TES2000 Ltd.

All the winners of the Van Awards will be shortlisted automatically for the Van Operator of the Year category at Logistics UK’s Logistics Awards 2021, taking place on 9 December 2021 at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge in London.