• TCS&D Awards 2018 Dates: Thursday 13th September, Midland Hotel, Manchester #weregoingback


Now in its fifth year, the TCS&D Awards Dinner `just gets better and better`, so say the many compliments that TCS&D has received since the event on Wednesday, 13th September, the first night of the TCS&D 2017 Exhibition.

The Premier Lounge at Ricoh Arena was the perfect setting for the attendees to meet old and new friends at a superb event hosted by comedian Ian Irving.

Following a superb five course meal and splendid wine sponsored by Seven Telematics and before the awards ceremony, an auction was held for a Manchester United signed team shirt in aid of the “We Love Manchester Emergency Fund”, hosted by Chris Sturman, Chief Executive, The Food Storage & Distribution Federation and Ian Irving. The bidding was fast and furious and in the end, with Ian`s auctioneering skills, Tom Taylor, Managing Director, Gray & Adams (Doncaster) Ltd emerged the winner with a fantastic bid of £1,100.

The evening then moved onto the main event of the evening “The Awards”.

This year there were twenty awards to be presented and before the ceremony commenced, Master of Ceremonies Carl Jones thanked the judges for all their hard work in disseminating the multitude of nominations received for the various categories and then emerging with a list of worthy winners (Chairman Chris Sturman and panel members Les Gillies, Garry Tilburn, Tim Moran, Paul Jackson, Brodie McMillan and Nick Hay). Additionally, Carl thanked, on behalf of the organisers, all the sponsors for their valuable support.

The 2017 winners were:

Health & Safety sponsored by Chiltern Cold Storage Group Ltd
Winner: Carrier Safe

Environmental & Sustainability Award sponsored by Gray & Adams Ltd
Winner: McCulla (Ireland) Ltd

Materials Handling Equipment Provider of the Year sponsored by TCS&D magazine
Winner: UniCarriers UK Ltd

Cold Store Construction Company of the Year sponsored by Carbon8Lighting Ltd
Winner: Chalcroft Ltd

Innovation Award sponsored by Ryder Ltd
Winner: Solomon Commercials Ltd

Customer Service Award sponsored by Commercial Contract Engineers Ltd
Winner: Marshall Fleet Solutions Ltd

Livery of the Year Award sponsored by Montracon Ltd
Winner: The CO-OP Castlewood Distribution Centre South Normanton, Derbyshire

Rental & Contract Hire Company of the Year Award sponsored by Paneltex Ltd
Winner: VMS (Fleet Management) Ltd

Transport Refrigeration Service Provider of the Year Award sponsored by SPAL Automotive UK Ltd
Winner: Cornwall Refrigerated Transport Services Ltd

Refrigerated Panel Van of the Year Award sponsored by Seven Telematics
Winner: CoolKit Ltd

Refrigerated Rigid of the Year Award sponsored by Orbcomm
Winner: Gray & Adams Ltd

Refrigerated Trailer of the Year Award sponsored by Commercial Body Fittings Ltd
Winner: Gray & Adams Ltd

Refrigerated Fleet Manager of the Year Award sponsored by Thermo King
Winner: Alex McKinlay, Iceland Foods

Refrigerated Courier of the Year Award sponsored by Coolertech Ltd
Winner: Fresh Logistics Services Ltd

Home Delivery Operator of the Year Award sponsored by Solomon Commercials Ltd
Winner: LF&E Refrigerated Transport Ltd

Temperature Controlled Storage Manager of the Year Award sponsored by SAFE-door Industries Ltd
Winner: Dave Mayne, UK Operations Manager Lineage Logistics (Formerly Partner Logistics)

Temperature Controlled Storage Operator of the Year Award sponsored by FSDF
Winner: Chiltern Cold Storage Group Ltd

Refrigerated Transport Operator of the Year Award sponsored by Enterprise Flex-E-Rent
Winner: McCulla (Ireland) Ltd

Collaboration Award sponsored by AST Signs Ltd
Winner: Arla Foods/ Danone

Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by Carrier Transicold
Winner: Harry Yearsley, Chairman, Yearsley Group

It was also announced at the end of the evening that the 2018 TCS&D Awards Dinner will be held at The Midland Hotel, Manchester on Thursday, 13th September 2018 and that, prior to the dinner, a transport conference will take place during the day, organised by The Food Storage & Distribution Federation.

To make your ticket and sponsorship reservations for 2018 please call Martyn Cogan on 01732 868288 or email



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