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Matt Dawson picked for Team BIFA

[ October 4, 2021   //   ]

Rugby legend Matt Dawson will be the host for BIFA’s for annual Freight Service Awards

Entries to the awards, now in their 33rd year, are still open and BIFA director general, Robert Keen says that it’s not too late for a last minute drop goal.

Robert Keen comments: “Overcoming last minute challenges to achieve success characterises all of the companies that win a BIFA freight service award and Matt Dawson, and his team mates from 2003, is a great example of someone that understands the sporting equivalent of a final mile, or last minute, delivery.”

In a rugby career spanning 15 years, Matt Dawson played at club level for Northampton and Wasps, made 77 appearances in an England shirt, and joined seven tours with the British and Irish Lions. Since his retirement from Rugby, he has developed a high-profile media career alongside roles in business, and is the longest serving team captain on the BBC’s A Question of Sport.

BIFA’s Freight Service Awards are open to all members of the trade association, which represents UK companies engaged in managing the international movement of freight by all modes of transport.

Keen concludes: “Every year, after the awards have taken place, I get members who say that they wish they had entered. So, with just a few days left until the October 7th entry deadline, now is not the time to knock this ball on. I would urge all members to think about their applications now, so they don’t have any regrets later.”

The awards ceremony luncheon is an annual event on the industry calendar and is scheduled to take place at The Brewery in London on Thursday 20 January 2022.