There are three sections to the 2024 Multimodal Awards, with some new Awards to look out for in the judged categories section.

Six Modal Awards recognising excellence in air, road, rail, sea, port and freight forwarding services which are nominated by, and voted for, by the thousands of readers of the Multimodal Newsletter and exhibitors & visitors to Multimodal.   The nomination and voting process is now open - nominations close on 29th March. Finalists will be announced on 9th April when voting commences. Voting will close on 24th May and the Winners announced at the Awards Evening on 11th June.

Seven Judged Awards, Shipper/Partner, Sustainability, Young Logistics Professional, Technology Company, Best Warehouse Operation, Customs Technology Partner and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Awards all require a short written submission, and are independently judged by a panel of industry experts.   Deadline for entries is 1st May with the Finalists announced on 6th May and the Winners announced at the Awards Evening on 11th June.

A further two Awards are given by the Multimodal Team to our Exhibitor of the Year and our Multimodal Personality of the Year.

This makes them one of the fairest industry Awards as companies are nominated and voted for by the industry for the industry through an independent Awards nomination and voting system, or independently judged by industry experts.

Winning an Award is a true independent endorsement of a company's excellence. 

 

THE MODAL AWARDS

 

The Modal Awards recognise excellence in air, road, rail, sea, port and freight forwarding and are in two stages, a nomination stage and a voting stage.

Nominations are now open!   Nominate your service provider, or your own company HERE

Nominations close on 29 March 2024.   

Voting will then open for the Finalists on 9 April and will close on 24th May 

The winning companies will be announced at the Multimodal 2024 Awards evening on 11th June 2024

 

 

THE JUDGED AWARDS

  

THE Shipper/partner of the year award

This award is presented jointly to both a client and their logistics partner for a collaborative “win” in improving that client’s supply chain – or a “link” in that chain.

The judges will be looking for a shipper/partner who can demonstrate significant efficiency and productivity in a new warehouse operation or transport/logistics operation, or significant efficiency and productivity gains in an existing warehouse operation or transport/logistics operation.

This could be as a result of a new-build, re-build, re-fit, new equipment, a new WMS (or a combination of these), or a new service, route, collaborative agreement or operational improvement.

Entries will be scored against the following

  • A genuine entry – marketing materials will not be accepted as an entry 
  • Demonstrating efficiency gains
  • Demonstrating productivity gains
  • Innovation
  • Sustainability credentials (people, planet, profit)
  • ​Long-term vision

To enter, tell us why you or your client should win the Shipper/Partner of the Year Award in 250 words, using the text box on the form HERE

Candidates must complete their submissions no later than 1 May 2024.

The entries will be submitted to a panel of judges, who will select the winner.

The result will be announced at the Multimodal Awards dinner on 11 June 2024 at the VOX in Birmingham.

 

MULTIMODAL sustainability award

Sustainability, the focus on a People, Planet, Profit model, is a key driver in the supply chain industry. Sustainable businesses attract customers and retain employees. Good intentions are no longer enough.

The Multimodal Award will shine a light on companies who are committed to creating long term value, taking into consideration how they operate in the ecological, social, and economic environment.

We are looking for a company who can demonstrate its sustainable credentials by describing a project and its positive impact on the business, or defining a measurable strategy within a clear timeline.

The focus could be on reducing waste, energy efficiency, driving a greener supply chain, or investing in people and training.

The company must demonstrate transparency and describe how the whole organisation is encouraged to engage in the sustainable targets.

Entries will be scored against the following

  • A genuine entry - marketing materials will not be accepted as an entry 
  • Achievable targets - including timeline and deliverability
  • Originality
  • Positive impact on the business
  • Company-wide adoption
  • Long-term vision for the project

Candidates should complete the form HEREto indicate their intention to submit an entry.     The activity must have taken place or have been planned since January 2023. 

Then tell us why you should win in no more than 500 words - please no pdfs or picturesword documents only.  Please ensure your document is titled using the following format: [Sustainability Innovation Award - Company Name].  Entries should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 1 May.

On 6 May we will announce the Finalists and these entries will go through to the judging panel with the winner announced at the Multimodal Awards evening on 11 June.

 

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THE young logistics professional OF thE YEAR

This Award recognises an individual who best exemplifies the education, skills, knowledge and attitude necessary to become an exceptional supply chain specialist of the future.   

Candidates should complete the form HERE to indicate their intention to submit an entry.     

The candidate must not be older than 30 in June 2024 and have worked full time in supply chain for at least two years.

The award is open to any individual working in supply chain and entries should consist of two items:

1.  A 250 word reference from your manager why they believe you should win;
2.  A 300 word submission from yourself including your career progression, your notable achievements and your future ambitions.

These should be submitted in word format (please no pdfs or pictures) by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - no later than 1 May.

Please ensure your document is titled using the following format: [Young Logistics Professional Award - First Name - Family Name, Company Name]

Finalists will be announced around 6 May when the entries will be submitted to a panel of judges who will select the winner.  The Winner will be announced at the Multimodal Awards dinner on 11 June 2024 at the VOX in Birmingham.

 

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BEST WAREHOUSE OPERATION AWARD

Warehouses play an increasingly important role in supply chains as ecommerce forces traditional retail tasks upstream and quasi-manufacturing activities such as assembly and printing downstream. Warehouses have also become hubs for returns management, recycling, upcycling and repairs, helping reduce waste as part of the circular economy.

Accordingly, The UK Warehousing Association has launched ‘2024: The Year of Warehousing’ to put this growing sector into the spotlight and achieve the wider recognition it fully deserves.

Multimodal is delighted to support this initiative with a brand new Award that showcases an outstanding warehouse operation in the UK.  Judges will be looking for evidence of optimised efficiency and productivity through innovation, a clear commitment to sustainability towards achievement of national net zero goals, and best-practice processes that support safety in the warehouse and drive diversity, inclusivity and equal opportunity within the workforce. In short, our winner will tick all the boxes for a successful modern warehouse operation.

The activity must have taken place or have been planned since January 2023.

Entries will be scored against the following:

  • A genuine entry - marketing materials will not be accepted
  • Evidence of optimised efficiency and productivity through innovation
  • A clear commitment to sustainability towards achievement of national net zero goals
  • Best-practice processes that support safety in the warehouse and drive diversity, inclusivity and equal opportunity within the workforce

Candidates should complete the form HEREto indicate their intention to submit an entry.  Then tell us why you should win in no more than 500 words - please no pdfs or pictures, word documents only, and ensure your document is titled using the following format: [Best Warehouse Operation Award - Company Name]. 

Entries should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 1 May.

On 6 May we will announce the Finalists and these entries will go through to the judging panel with the winner announced at the Multimodal Awards evening on 11 June.

Kindly sponsored by:

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TECHNOLOGY COMPANY OF THE YEAR AWARD

The Technology Company of the Year Award provides a superb showcase for the fast-moving tech sector with the winner chosen for its significant contribution to sector innovation amongst the most innovative and compelling products and vendors, through to the most interesting and successful end-user projects.

The activity must have taken place or have been planned since January 2023. 

The focus could be on a product or an implementation that has delivered a success story for its users and company.

Entries will be scored against the following

  • A genuine entry - marketing materials will not be accepted as an entry 
  • Originality
  • Positive impact on the business
  • Company-wide adoption
  • Long-term vision for the project/product

Candidates should complete the form HEREto indicate their intention to submit an entry.  Then tell us why you should win in no more than 500 words.

Entries should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 1 May.  Please no pdfs or pictures, word document only, and ensure your document is titled using the following format: [Technology Company Award - Company Name]

On 6 May we will announce the Finalists and these entries will go through to the judging panel with the Winner announced at the Multimodal Awards evening on 11 June.

Kindly sponsored by:

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CUSTOMS TECHNOLOGY PARTNER OF THE YEAR award

The Customs Technology Partner of the Year Award provides a superb showcase for the fast-moving Customs sector with the winner chosen for its significant contribution to sector innovation amongst the most innovative and compelling products and vendors, through to the most interesting and successful end-user projects.

The activity must have taken place or have been planned since January 2023.

The focus could be on a product or an implementation that has delivered a success story for its users and client. Entries from customs agents/clearance companies, technology developers and 3PLs are welcome, and can be in partnership with a customer.

Entries will be scored against the following:

  • A genuine entry - marketing materials will not be accepted
  • Originality
  • Ease of implementation and use
  • Positive impact on the client business
  • Long-term vision for the project/product
  • Financial up-side for client
  • Regulatory and compliance process benefits

Candidates should complete the form HERE to indicate their intention to submit an entry.

Then tell us why you should win in no more than 500 words - please no pdfs or pictures, word document only, and ensure your document is titled using the following format: [Customs Technology Partner Award - Company Name].  Entries should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 1 May.

On 6 May we will announce the Finalists and these entries will go through to the judging panel with the winner announced at the Multimodal Awards evening on 11 June. 

DIVERSITY, EQUITY and INCLUSION COMPANY OF THE YEAR award

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Company of the Year Award identifies an organisation that is showing great strides in incorporating DE&I across their business.

Whether that be an employer who has developed and delivered a number of innovative resources, attracted and retained a diverse workforce, or is just starting out on their diversity journey - then we want to hear from you.

Entrants should be able to present measurable achievements and progress. Companies that are engaging with diverse voices in the development of their strategies and actions will receive extra weighting.

Candidates should complete the form HEREto indicate their intention to submit an entry.     

Then tell us why you should win in no more than 500 words - please no pdfs or pictures, word documents only, and ensure your document is titled using the following format: [DE&I Award - Company Name].  Entries should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 1 May.

On 6 May we will announce the Finalists and these entries will go through to the judging panel with the winner announced at the Multimodal Awards evening on 11 June.