Employees at Howard Tenens are celebrating this week, after the company was named as one of 30 of the UK’s leading freight and logistics businesses on the shortlist for the 2017 FTA Logistics Awards. The awards, co-ordinated by the country’s leading logistics membership association, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) celebrate supply chain leadership and excellence, and recognise leaders who have made a significant contribution to the industry, either as individuals or as businesses.  Howard Tenens has been shortlisted in the Freight Carrier of the Year category.

“We are thrilled to have been recognised by our Group developments” says Karl Hodgkinson Group Commercial Director of Howard Tenens “as logistics businesses generally operate under the radar, unless something goes wrong!  Being shortlisted for this prestigious award, alongside some other great companies, is a real acknowledgement of the hard work which all the team puts in to service our customers, and we are really looking forward to the awards presentation in December, when we hope we can pick up the ultimate prize.”

Howard Tenens’ entry will now be judged by the FTA’s Board, which represents some of the country’s biggest logistics businesses, against entries from the other shortlisted organisations, with the ultimate winners named at a glittering ceremony to be held at London’s Intercontinental Hotel on 13 December 2017.  In addition to the presentations, the evening will feature a keynote speech by Jesse Norman MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport, and the induction of the inaugural members of the FTA’s Logistics Hall of Fame, in recognition of their significant contribution to keeping UK industry at the forefront of the global economy, as well as some amazing entertainment and a big-name celebrity host.

“Without the knowledge and expertise of our shortlist, British industry and commerce would find it impossible to keep the wheels of business moving,” says David Wells, Chief Executive of the Freight Transport Association (FTA) which is co-ordinating the awards in partnership with Multimodal.  “The judges were impressed with the quality and breadth of the entries, and those who have made it to the shortlist can be justly proud of their contribution to the UK’s economy.  To walk away with the top prize, they will undoubtedly be the best of the best.  Good luck to Howard Tenens and all the other finalists.


The shortlisted entrants for the FTA Logistics Awards 2017 are:

Freight Carrier of the Year:
Abbey Logistics Group
Kerry Logistics UK
Howard Tenens
Advanced Supply Chain Group


Retail Shipper of the Year:
Pets at Home
John Lewis Partnership


Manufacturing Shipper of the Year:
Jaguar Land Rover and Metro Shipping Ltd
GBA Services
thyssenkrupp AG


Logistics Partner of the Year sponsored by Howard Tenens:
TomTom Telematics
Nexus Vehicle Rental
Exis Technologies

Most Innovative Product of the Year:
Westcoast Limited
Cartwright Group


Most Innovative Company of the Year sponsored by Associated British Ports:
Packaging Services Europe
Berendsen plc
Hermes UK


Logistics Champion of the Year for Essential Services:
Amey Fleet Services
Flogas Britain Ltd
O’Donovan Waste Disposal


Logistics Champion of the Year for Public Services:
London Borough of Croydon – Pollution Team
London Borough of Hackney
BM Coaches & Rental


Table bookings are now open for the 2017 Logistics Awards Gala Dinner, at a cost of £250 + VAT per person (£300 + VAT for non-FTA members) or £1,800 + VAT (£1,950 + VAT for non-FTA members) per table of ten  To find out more, and book your place at the event, please visit

FTA represents all modes of the UK’s freight and logistics sector, with its members operating half of the UK’s lorry fleet (more than 200,000 vehicles) and consigning 70% of the country’s visible exports by sea and air.  The UK remains a leader in logistics at a global level, ranked in the top ten countries in terms of logistics performance, and the sector contributes 11% of the UK’s non-financial business economy.  In 2016, 2.54 million people were employed in logistics in the UK, approximately 8% of the UK’s workforce.