Last year was an extremely productive and profitable year for our 6,000 plus member organisations who make their living on Courier and Haulage Exchange.
Collectively, members posted nearly two million loads earning them over £175 million in the process – a 42 percent increase on 2017.
To celebrate, Transport Exchange Group hosted an annual members’ evening and awards event on the 18th of June. Held in Coventry at the prestigious Double Tree Hotel, the gathering, which was attended by a record number of member businesses, was our most successful yet.
With collaboration being a key part of Transport Exchange Group’s DNA, 300-plus members who attended had the opportunity to network with other like-minded members, share business ideas and learn about some of the new and exciting technologies soon to be launched by Courier and Haulage Exchange.
One of the main highlights of the evening was the awards ceremony. Staged once a year, it’s dedicated to recognising and rewarding excellence in logistics.
With so many stellar operators to choose from, the judging panel had their work cut out for them this year. The competition was tough this year, but three member organisations in particular stood out from the rest.
Liverpool-based same day operator, Quickline Couriers, beat stiff competition that landed them the coveted ‘Company of the Year’ award.
Managing Director of Quickline Couriers, Andy Martin, said, “We’re delighted to receive this award. We’d like to thank all of our staff for their hard work, and the many hundreds of owner drivers and companies, who make our business what it is. We’d also like to recognise the role that Courier Exchange has played in our development. Not only has access to its large, compliant virtual fleet helped us to scale up our business, but its smart technology has dramatically increased operational efficiency too meaning that we can cater for our customer’s every need from pick up to drop off.”
In the ‘New Member of the Year’ category, JD Delivery Notts Limited, triumphed. On picking up the award, Tomas Juozunaitis, the Managing Director of JD Delivery Notts Limited, a company specialising in nationwide same day courier services, said, “This is a very proud moment for JD Delivery as we are still in our infancy… The last year has been a great journey for us and we’re excited to expand our business further with the continued backing of Courier Exchange. By utilising the excellent services and opportunities offered by the Exchange, we’ve been able to develop several new long-term business relationships, which have increased sales and, most crucially, have given us the confidence to grow our business.”
In the last presentation of the evening, Thomas Reid was named ‘Owner Driver of the Year’. Mr Reid wasn’t able to attend the event due to a work commitment, but Transport Exchange Group, caught up with him the following day on his big win. He said, “It’s a real privilege to be recognised. I am grateful to the Exchange. It has provided me with a unique opportunity to acquire a dedicated customer base and has been instrumental in helping me grow my business.”
Chad Hazelwood, partnerships manager and member of Transport Exchange Group’s judging panel, added, “The high standards set by our members meant it was incredibly difficult to pick the winners, but what separated them from others was their strong commitment towards community engagement. These guys went the extra mile to help others by posting positive feedback whenever it was merited. That may not seem a big deal. But believe me it is. Feedback is the lifeblood of a community like ours. It’s the glue that binds it together, brings new members on to the platforms and helps everyone to grow.”
Once again, a special thank you to all our members who took the time to attend. It was a pleasure to meet new faces and catch up with familiar ones. We look forward to seeing you at next year’s event.
Company of the year:
New member of the year:
JD Delivery Notts. Limited
Owner driver of the year: