award categories
Talent in logistics

About your entry

Each category you enter will require a separate entry form. Entries should be no more than 1,000 words in total (this includes your 200-word summary). Although not a specific requirement, you can attach up to 3 supporting documents; such as testimonials, videos, links, product/service information sheets and tables/graphs. Each entry, therefore, requires;

  • Organisational overview (200 words): Our judges may need to know a little more about your company. Not all of our judging panel will know who you are and what you do. This section will not be awarded.
  • Summary statement (200 words): This may be used for marketing purposes.
  • Overview (800 words): Detailing achievements against the criteria.

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You can enter as many categories as you like. Entry forms will be available to download on 01.04.20 on all categories except the live competitions. Entry will open 21.04.20.

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It’s important as a sector that we are continuing to recognise the innovative approaches for attracting talent, solving internal recruitment challenges and addressing skills shortages. The title for Innovation In Recruitment will be awarded to the company who recognises new and innovative ways to target, select and recruit of talent at all levels. Whether this is through work placements, apprenticeships, graduate schemes or higher level initiatives.

Some of the details our judges will be looking for are;

  • Overview of the recruitment process and why you decided to create it
  • How the programme encourages diversity and inclusion
  • How the recruitment strategy has impacted employee engagement and retention
  • How the programme invests and implements educational training
  • How the programme has overcome challenges and been successful in delivering outstanding results
  • How the recruitment strategy could be applied across the sector
 

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It’s important to recognise we don’t all have the skills internally to achieve what we want, and that working in partnership can actually make us stronger. The title for Collaboration In People Development will be awarded to the two or more organisations that have demonstrated excellent collaboration to develop talent, invest in learning & development initiatives, improve training methods and feed off each other’s innovation. Some of the details our judges will be looking for are;

  • Overview of the partnership
  • How the partnership has nurtured and developed talent
  • How the partnership invests and implements educational training
  • How the partnership demonstrates creativity and innovation in developing skills

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From developing employee skill and knowledge to unleashing higher potential, training programmes are a critical element for sustaining your workforce. The title for Innovative Training Programme will be awarded to the company who implements a well-constructed training programme that inspires people to develop and grow.

Some of the details our judges will be looking for are;

  • Overview of the training programme and what makes it innovative
  • How the programme addresses key issues within your organisation and/or sector as a whole
  • How the programme commits to supporting trainees through structured, accessible and flexible training
  • How the programme demonstrates the benefits by measuring the impact on the individual and/or company performance

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Training providers help businesses of all sizes to improve and grow, whether that be with young and emerging talent or continuous professional development for an experienced workforce. The title for Training Provider Of The Year will be awarded to the company that demonstrates outstanding achievements in delivery for vocational education and training.

Some of the details our judges will be looking for are;

  • How the provider addresses key training issues within the sector
  • How the provider supports all talent pools through structured, accessible and flexible training
  • How the provider develops and evaluates training materials with regard to teaching, learning and assessment
  • How the provider ensures customer satisfaction
  • How the provider measures the impact on both the individual and company performance

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Whether your training team is made up of just two or 20 people, without training teams are workforce would not be able to grow and learn. The title for Training Team Of The Year will be awarded to the company that demonstrates outstanding achievements and accomplishments in their fields of expertise.

Some of the details our judges will be looking for are;

  • How the team addresses key training issues within the organisation
  • How the team supports its talent pools through structured, accessible and flexible training
  • How the team develops and evaluates training materials with regard to teaching, learning and assessment
  • How the team ensures employee satisfaction
  • How the team measures the impact on both the individual and company performance

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Now more than ever, employees are looking to their employer to help them access the wellbeing services they need, whether that be through health care, physical activities or employee benefit schemes. The title for Health, Safety and Wellbeing Initiative will be awarded to the company who creates an organisational culture and makes each employee feel cared for and valued.

Some of the details our judges will be looking for are;

  • Overview of the health, safety and wellbeing initiative
  • How the initiative goes beyond the basic to build a better organisational culture
  • How the initiative encourages employee feedback
  • How the initiative builds creative and innovative benefit packages
  • How the initiative has overcome challenges and been successful in delivering outstanding results

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Whether your company employs 5 or 50,000 people, your workforce should be at the heart of everything that you do. The title for Best Place To Work will be awarded to the organisation that provides the best employment and career opportunities for its logistics professionals. The winner will be a company who values the role and professionalism of each individual, offering continuous skills development, excellent communication strategies and rewards a great job done.
Some of the details our judges will be looking for are;

  • Overview of the company’s vision and culture
  • How the company provides ongoing career development opportunities
  • How the company inspires success
  • How the company implements reward and recognition schemes
  • How the company operates a great working environment with health, safety and wellbeing practices

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The people who go above and beyond their everyday requirements are the ones who really shine. Whether you’re reaching out to the wider community by volunteering or by networking to make long lasting impressions. The title for Industry Ambassador Of The Year will be awarded to the individual who has taken on the tough but rewarding role as a voice who actively works to grow and shape the sector, whilst delivering positive impacts.

Some of the details our judges will be looking for are;

  • How the individual contributes to recruiting the next generation of rising stars into the sector
  • How the individual is passionate about striving for diversity and inclusion in the sector
  • How the individual creates and implements recruitment strategies, training programmes, networking events or internal communications
  • How the individual has helped deliver positive impacts to the sector

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Motivational and inspirational leaders are essential for any organisations success, whether they manage a team of 100 or go out of their way to inspire the next level of talent. The title for Inspirational Leader Of The Year will be awarded to the individual who makes significant and positive impacts on the profession and are well valued within their organisation.

Some of the details our judges will be looking for are;

  • How the individual builds trust and employee engagement
  • How the individual manages relationships with peers both within the organisation and the sector
  • How the individual inspires and motivates others to succeed
  • How the individual goes above and beyond their day-to-day role to achieve great results

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Without coaching and mentoring, we wouldn’t be able to develop the skills we need for the future. The title for Excellence In Coaching & Mentoring will be awarded to the individual that showcases their willingness to share knowledge, skill and expertise to provide long-term benefits.

Some of the details our judges will be looking for are;

  • Overview of the individual that has excelled in the capacity as a coach or mentor
  • How the individual has affected career development opportunities
  • How the individual has invested in personal and professional development
  • How the individual has made significant contributions to the retention of employees

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Instructors play an important role in our sector, from planning training sessions, programme delivery and live demonstrations, whilst also being patient teachers. The title for Instructor Of The Year will be awarded to the individual who is dedicated and motivated to expand the sector of professionals.

Some of the details our judges will be looking for are;

  • How the individual demonstrates a fair and equitable environment
  • How the individual commits to high quality training and generates great success rates
  • How the individual encourages career development
  • How the individual performs above and beyond the role of an instructor

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Those on their way up in the sector are known to be extremely hard working, enthusiastic and eager to succeed. The title for Rising Star Of The Year will be awarded to the individual who continuously pushes themselves, stands out from the crowd and in doing so makes real differences to their organisation and sector as a whole.

Some of the details our judges will be looking for are;

  • How the individual demonstrates innovation, passion and commitment
  • How the individual is making positive differences
  • How the individual has delivered and improved changes
  • How the individual makes contributions to external activities outside of their everyday requirements
  • How the individual goes above and beyond their day-to-day role to achieve great results

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Forklift Operators have a challenging role, it is generally fast passed and requires high level of concentration. Without their skills, accuracy and professionalism, we as a sector wouldn’t be able to load and unload the goods passing through our organisations every day. The title for Forklift Operator Of The Year will be awarded to the person who demonstrates high level of skill and safety through demonstration of both underpinning knowledge and practical lift truck operation.

  • Nominees must be a qualified counterbalance lift truck operator who have received training within the past three years (proof is required)
  • Nominees must be UK residents
  • Nominees can enter themselves or be entered by their employer

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LGV Drivers are the face of our sector. Their actions shape the image and reputation not only of their employer but the sector as a whole. It’s a demanding role with long hours and it’s almost all conducted in the public eye. The title for LGV Driver Of The Year will be awarded to the person who demonstrates high level of skill and safety through demonstration of both underpinning knowledge and practical lift truck operation.

  • Nominees must be a qualified LGV Driver CAT C or C+E (proof is required)
  • Nominees must be UK residents
  • Nominees can enter themselves or be entered by their employer

Are you interested in sponsoring this category?

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It’s important as a sector that we are continuing to recognise the innovative approaches for attracting talent, solving internal recruitment challenges and addressing skills shortages. The title for Innovation In Recruitment will be awarded to the company who recognises new and innovative ways to target, select and recruit of talent at all levels. Whether this is through work placements, apprenticeships, graduate schemes or higher level initiatives.

Some of the details our judges will be looking for are;

  • Overview of the recruitment process and why you decided to create it
  • How the programme encourages diversity and inclusion
  • How the recruitment strategy has impacted employee engagement and retention
  • How the programme invests and implements educational training
  • How the programme has overcome challenges and been successful in delivering outstanding results
  • How the recruitment strategy could be applied across the sector
 

Are you interested in sponsoring this category?

Sponsorship Information

It’s important to recognise we don’t all have the skills internally to achieve what we want, and that working in partnership can actually make us stronger. The title for Collaboration In People Development will be awarded to the two or more organisations that have demonstrated excellent collaboration to develop talent, invest in learning & development initiatives, improve training methods and feed off each other’s innovation. Some of the details our judges will be looking for are;

  • Overview of the partnership
  • How the partnership has nurtured and developed talent
  • How the partnership invests and implements educational training
  • How the partnership demonstrates creativity and innovation in developing skills

Are you interested in sponsoring this category?

Sponsorship Information

From developing employee skill and knowledge to unleashing higher potential, training programmes are a critical element for sustaining your workforce. The title for Innovative Training Programme will be awarded to the company who implements a well-constructed training programme that inspires people to develop and grow.

Some of the details our judges will be looking for are;

  • Overview of the training programme and what makes it innovative
  • How the programme addresses key issues within your organisation and/or sector as a whole
  • How the programme commits to supporting trainees through structured, accessible and flexible training
  • How the programme demonstrates the benefits by measuring the impact on the individual and/or company performance

Are you interested in sponsoring this category?

Sponsorship Information

Training providers help businesses of all sizes to improve and grow, whether that be with young and emerging talent or continuous professional development for an experienced workforce. The title for Training Provider Of The Year will be awarded to the company that demonstrates outstanding achievements in delivery for vocational education and training.

Some of the details our judges will be looking for are;

  • How the provider addresses key training issues within the sector
  • How the provider supports all talent pools through structured, accessible and flexible training
  • How the provider develops and evaluates training materials with regard to teaching, learning and assessment
  • How the provider ensures customer satisfaction
  • How the provider measures the impact on both the individual and company performance

Are you interested in sponsoring this category?

Sponsorship Information

Whether your training team is made up of just two or 20 people, without training teams are workforce would not be able to grow and learn. The title for Training Team Of The Year will be awarded to the company that demonstrates outstanding achievements and accomplishments in their fields of expertise.

Some of the details our judges will be looking for are;

  • How the team addresses key training issues within the organisation
  • How the team supports its talent pools through structured, accessible and flexible training
  • How the team develops and evaluates training materials with regard to teaching, learning and assessment
  • How the team ensures employee satisfaction
  • How the team measures the impact on both the individual and company performance

Are you interested in sponsoring this category?

Sponsorship Information

Now more than ever, employees are looking to their employer to help them access the wellbeing services they need, whether that be through health care, physical activities or employee benefit schemes. The title for Health, Safety and Wellbeing Initiative will be awarded to the company who creates an organisational culture and makes each employee feel cared for and valued.

Some of the details our judges will be looking for are;

  • Overview of the health, safety and wellbeing initiative
  • How the initiative goes beyond the basic to build a better organisational culture
  • How the initiative encourages employee feedback
  • How the initiative builds creative and innovative benefit packages
  • How the initiative has overcome challenges and been successful in delivering outstanding results

Are you interested in sponsoring this category?

Sponsorship Information

Whether your company employs 5 or 50,000 people, your workforce should be at the heart of everything that you do. The title for Best Place To Work will be awarded to the organisation that provides the best employment and career opportunities for its logistics professionals. The winner will be a company who values the role and professionalism of each individual, offering continuous skills development, excellent communication strategies and rewards a great job done.
Some of the details our judges will be looking for are;

  • Overview of the company’s vision and culture
  • How the company provides ongoing career development opportunities
  • How the company inspires success
  • How the company implements reward and recognition schemes
  • How the company operates a great working environment with health, safety and wellbeing practices

Are you interested in sponsoring this category?

Sponsorship Information

The people who go above and beyond their everyday requirements are the ones who really shine. Whether you’re reaching out to the wider community by volunteering or by networking to make long lasting impressions. The title for Industry Ambassador Of The Year will be awarded to the individual who has taken on the tough but rewarding role as a voice who actively works to grow and shape the sector, whilst delivering positive impacts.

Some of the details our judges will be looking for are;

  • How the individual contributes to recruiting the next generation of rising stars into the sector
  • How the individual is passionate about striving for diversity and inclusion in the sector
  • How the individual creates and implements recruitment strategies, training programmes, networking events or internal communications
  • How the individual has helped deliver positive impacts to the sector

Are you interested in sponsoring this category?

Sponsorship Information

Motivational and inspirational leaders are essential for any organisations success, whether they manage a team of 100 or go out of their way to inspire the next level of talent. The title for Inspirational Leader Of The Year will be awarded to the individual who makes significant and positive impacts on the profession and are well valued within their organisation.

Some of the details our judges will be looking for are;

  • How the individual builds trust and employee engagement
  • How the individual manages relationships with peers both within the organisation and the sector
  • How the individual inspires and motivates others to succeed
  • How the individual goes above and beyond their day-to-day role to achieve great results

Are you interested in sponsoring this category?

Sponsorship Information

Without coaching and mentoring, we wouldn’t be able to develop the skills we need for the future. The title for Excellence In Coaching & Mentoring will be awarded to the individual that showcases their willingness to share knowledge, skill and expertise to provide long-term benefits.

Some of the details our judges will be looking for are;

  • Overview of the individual that has excelled in the capacity as a coach or mentor
  • How the individual has affected career development opportunities
  • How the individual has invested in personal and professional development
  • How the individual has made significant contributions to the retention of employees

Are you interested in sponsoring this category?

Sponsorship Information

Instructors play an important role in our sector, from planning training sessions, programme delivery and live demonstrations, whilst also being patient teachers. The title for Instructor Of The Year will be awarded to the individual who is dedicated and motivated to expand the sector of professionals.

Some of the details our judges will be looking for are;

  • How the individual demonstrates a fair and equitable environment
  • How the individual commits to high quality training and generates great success rates
  • How the individual encourages career development
  • How the individual performs above and beyond the role of an instructor

Are you interested in sponsoring this category?

Sponsorship Information

Those on their way up in the sector are known to be extremely hard working, enthusiastic and eager to succeed. The title for Rising Star Of The Year will be awarded to the individual who continuously pushes themselves, stands out from the crowd and in doing so makes real differences to their organisation and sector as a whole.

Some of the details our judges will be looking for are;

  • How the individual demonstrates innovation, passion and commitment
  • How the individual is making positive differences
  • How the individual has delivered and improved changes
  • How the individual makes contributions to external activities outside of their everyday requirements
  • How the individual goes above and beyond their day-to-day role to achieve great results

Sponsored by UniCarriers

Forklift Operators have a challenging role, it is generally fast passed and requires high level of concentration. Without their skills, accuracy and professionalism, we as a sector wouldn’t be able to load and unload the goods passing through our organisations every day. The title for Forklift Operator Of The Year will be awarded to the person who demonstrates high level of skill and safety through demonstration of both underpinning knowledge and practical lift truck operation.

  • Nominees must be a qualified counterbalance lift truck operator who have received training within the past three years (proof is required)
  • Nominees must be UK residents
  • Nominees can enter themselves or be entered by their employer

Are you interested in sponsoring this category?

Sponsorship Information

LGV Drivers are the face of our sector. Their actions shape the image and reputation not only of their employer but the sector as a whole. It’s a demanding role with long hours and it’s almost all conducted in the public eye. The title for LGV Driver Of The Year will be awarded to the person who demonstrates high level of skill and safety through demonstration of both underpinning knowledge and practical lift truck operation.

  • Nominees must be a qualified LGV Driver CAT C or C+E (proof is required)
  • Nominees must be UK residents
  • Nominees can enter themselves or be entered by their employer