Entries to FTA’s star-studded Logistics Awards are flooding in and with just three weeks left to apply, FTA is urging anyone wishing to apply to submit their application fast. Taking place at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London on Thursday 24 October 2019, the celebratory reception and gala dinner is the blue riband event in the logistics industry’s calendar. Entertainment will be provided by world-class comedian Ed Byrne, who will be bringing his unique sense of humour to the evening for an exclusive performance. The prestigious awards celebrate the companies and individuals who have made a significant contribution to the logistics and supply industry through their dedication, innovation and diligence during the past 12 months. The deadline for applications is 28 June 2019. David Wells, Chief Executive of FTA, the only business group representing all of logistics, commented: “Now in its third year, the Logistics Awards has gained a reputation as being the most exciting event in the logistics industry’s calendar: a chance to celebrate the dedication and hard work of an industry determined to keep Britain trading. As such, entries to this year’s event are coming in thick and fast; with just three weeks until entries close, I encourage anyone wishing to apply to submit their application as soon as possible.” The following categories are open for submissions: \tMost Innovative Company of the Year \tMost Innovative Product of the Year \tRoad Freight Operator of the Year \tRetail/Manufacturing Shipper of the Year \tLogistics Partner of the Year \tVan Operator of the Year \tPublic Services Operator of the Year \tAir Business of the Year \tWater Business of the Year \tRail Business of the Year The FTA Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to an individual for services to Logistics and is nominated by the FTA Board. For more information on the criteria for each award, and the application process, please visit https://fta.co.uk/logistics19 Efficient logistics is vital to keep Britain trading, directly having an impact on more than seven million people employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. A champion and challenger, FTA speaks to Government with one voice on behalf of the whole sector, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers.