Winners All! Pictured at the 29th BIFA
Awards in London last week were from left: Clive Smith, Superior
Freight Services; Roddy Warriner, Moto Freight; Louis Perrin, Hemisphere
Freight; Colin Joyce, Stansted Training; Leevi Roots, Host Extraordinaire;
Herman Bosman; Morgan Cargo; Rachel Bussy, Dachser; Laurence Burford,
Metro Shipping; Paul McKeown, TR Logistics Group; Stuart Allen,
B&H Worldwide; and Andy Hughes, Pharmafreight.
Nothing like a big party
and some awards to get the New Year started off right!
That is exactly what happened on Thursday,
January 18, as freight forwarders honored their own at The British International
Freight Association’s (BIFA) Annual Freight Service Awards Competition
Party at The Brewery in London.
BIFA President Sir Peter Bottomley MP welcomed
guests to the 29th BIFA Freight Service Awards luncheon ceremony and,
along with entertainer & restauranteur Levi Roots, who also “serenaded
the lads” at the event, presented all the finalists with their certificates.
well deserved “Lifetime Achievement Award” sponsored by the
TT Club was given to iconic forwarding executive Colin Joyce, who 30 years
ago created Stansted Training Services, which specializes in advancing the
forwarding arts in exports, imports, and customs procedures.
“For over 30 years, Colin has delivered
courses on behalf of BIFA. He retires this year having trained hundreds
of individuals, leaving a huge legacy of knowledge,” said BIFA Director General Robert (Peachy)
“I congratulate every company and
individual who took the time and effort to enter our Freight Service Awards
“The range of finalists and winners
dispels the myth that “the awards are just for the big companies,”
with seven of the category winners being BIFA members with fewer than
“I strongly believe that the act of
entering itself allows members to improve their business systems and learn
a great deal about themselves,” Mr. Keen concluded.