Tuesday 13th Nov 2018 - Logistics Manager Magazine

Fantastic – wonderful – blown away: Award winners speak out

Winning Supply Chain Excellence Awards left industry professionals “inspired”, “surprised” and “blown away” at the Hilton Park Lane on Tuesday night.

Jakub Osiewacz and Amjad Chaudry from Shell said they were “blow away” by the ceremony.

“Fantastic fun. I’m inspired by everything I’ve seen around me – I’ve really enjoyed it. I’m just so inspired by examples of fantastic professionalism this year around,” said Emma Dempsey, chief operating officer at Clipper who won with Superdry.

The Supply Chain Excellence Awards evening is a chance for businesses to gain recognition for their industry input and inspire and support others.

2018 Team of the Year winners: Ted Baker with XPO Logistics

HP Inc won the Supply Chain Innovation award and strategic business manager, 3D printing, Maria Company said: “Great – We’ve been working really hard for this and I think it’s a great example of innovation. So, I really appreciate in the way it was perceived and recognised.”

Daniel Streeton from Greene King agreed: “it’s been an excellent night and great to be recognised for such a great team effort.” Greene King with Kuehne + Nagel won the Logistics Innovation Award.

Likewise, XPO finance business partner Claire Leadbetter said: “it’s been wonderful, this is the best award we could have won out of all the awards.” Ted Baker with XPO logistics won the Team of the Year Award.

The 2018 Awards had an international presence too, with China Post and Beijing Geekplus Technology taking the Robotics Innovation Award. Lit Fung, GeekPlus managing director said that he was “so happy, and I think this is a first Chinese company to get this award and we are proud of that.”

Derek Johnson from Heineken UK described it as a “good evening – real surprise, worth-while.”

Revealed: Supply Chain Excellence Award winners