MSD wins award in debut year as a member of the market leading Palletforce Network
Seven super Palletforce members joined the firm’s 100% Club after delivering unbeatable service excellence over the last 12 months. They received the accolade at the annual Palletforce Gala Awards Dinner, where the UK’s leading distribution network gathered to celebrate another year of unrivalled, record-breaking success.
Evans Transport, Westfield Transport, Baynes & Son Haulage, Edwin C. Farrall, Katem Logistics, Nidd Transport and Q Delivery Services jointly won the prestigious Chairman’s Award, for Palletforce Depot of the Year, after delivering 100% service levels across a number of key quality and performance indicators.
The Gala Awards, which acknowledges the achievements of Palletforce members across the UK, was attended by more than 450 guests, with awards being presented in eight different categories.
A family-run firm with nearly 50 years’ history took top honours in the Alan O’Leary Award. Castleford-based Viamaster Transport collected the Members’ Depot of the Year accolade, voted on by fellow Palletforce members who grade each other on quality of service, communication, speed of response to enquiries and flexibility.
There was a double celebration for Q Delivery Services, based in Widnes, who also picked up the 2019 New Member Award. Lockwood Haulage of Belper won the Health & Safety in Operations award and the Members Service Committee award went to Wings Transport.
Fullforce Logistics picked up the European Export Sales Award, while 4S Distribution collected the Sales and Marketing Award for their efforts in promoting their own business as well as the Palletforce brand.
Ten members were jointly crowned as Networkers and Brand Ambassadors of the Year: Murray Hogg, Edwin C. Farrall, Elddis Transport, Wings Transport, Wyvern Cargo, Q Delivery Services, Mitchell Storage & Distribution, Onpoint Logistics, Knowles Transport and Fagan & Whalley.
Palletforce chief executive Michael Conroy said: “The Gala Awards are a celebration of everything that is outstanding about the Palletforce network and show once again the sheer strength in depth of our membership and exactly why we continue to lead the sector.
“Congratulations go to the winners, but every single employee, every single member across the entire network should be proud of what they have achieved in yet another record-breaking year for Palletforce.”
This year’s host at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel was TV celebrity Stephen Mulhern and the event had a carnival theme to celebrate success.