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BIFA asks: Do you have the recipe for success?

[ June 19, 2017   //   ]

The British International Freight Association – hopes to cook up a storm at next year’s Freight Service Awards, where the celebrity host will be sauce-maker and musician Levi Roots of Reggae Reggae sauce fame.

Viewers of the Dragon’s Den TV programme will recall that Levi Roots convinced Peter Jones and Richard Farleigh to invest £50,000 in return for 40% of his company, and indeed en investor Peter Jones says it was one of his most successful investments from the show.

BIFA director general Robert Keen says: “I am often asked for the secret ingredients that constitute the recipe for success for any company looking to win one of our awards.

“We ask for submissions that detail a relevant service or project such as a specific case study, the development of a new service for a particular customer, or a more generic example of good practice.
“The ingredients should include examples of innovative ideas; service enhancements; as well as customer and company benefits. And like the end result of any decent recipe, presentation counts for a lot.”
Now in their 29th year, BIFA’s Freight Service Awards are open to all members of the trade association, which represents UK companies engaged in the international movement of freight by all modes of transport.
For 2017 the entry process has been simplified and all categories are now completely free to enter. The deadline for entries is 25 September 2017.
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 awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, 18 January 2018 and will provide a valuable opportunity for the 500 or more attendees to acknowledge the winners as well as network with people from within the industry.
Robert Keen adds: “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.
“Levi Roots is a classic example of someone who has used an award to go on to achieve even more successes, and I would hope that any of the winners of our awards would see the same results.”

General categories
Project Forwarding Award – sponsored by Peter Lole Insurance Brokers
Specialist Services Award – sponsored by Forward Computers
Staff Development Award – sponsored by Albacore Systems
Supply Chain Management Award – sponsored by BoxTop Technologies

Modal categories
Air Freight Award – sponsored by IAG Cargo
European Logistics Award – sponsored by TT Club
Ocean Freight Award – sponsorship package available

Specialist categories
Cool award – sponsored by American Airlines Cargo
Extra Mile award – sponsored by Descartes

Individual category
Young Freight Forwarder of the Year Award – sponsored by Virgin Atlantic Cargo