Entrepreneur and musician Levi Roots

Do you have the right recipe for a BIFA Freight Service Award?

The British International Freight Association has added a culinary touch to its annual Freight Service Awards event as this year's competition opens for entries.

BIFA's Director General, Robert Keen has revealed that the celebrity host for the awards ceremony, which takes place on January 18 2018, will be entrepreneur and musician Levi Roots.

“I am often asked for the secret ingredients that constitute the recipe for success for any company looking to win one of our awards. So it seemed appropriate to invite someone who chose to sing his way to success to win financial backing for the launch of his 'Reggae Reggae Caribbean' sauce in the BBC's Dragons' Den competition.

“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.

Keen added: “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.”

The BIFA Freight Service Awards are separated into ten categories, as follows:

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

The deadline for entries is September 25 2017.

Further information relating to entries and luncheon reservations can be obtained by visiting the BIFA website: www.bifa.org/awards