Third Party Logistics Provider of the Year

Multichannel and Returns logistics specialist iForce was awarded BiS Henderson Recruitment Third Party Logistics Provider of the Year 2013 at the national, prestigious Hermes Retail Week Supply Chain Awards ceremony at the London Hilton Hotel, in Park Lane. In an evening attended by some of the biggest names in retail and logistics in the UK, iForce were hailed as a “3PL in its ascendency”.

iForce CEO Brian Gaunt commented “We place our clients and their customers at the centre of our world and we are delighted to have been recognized for the hard work and passion we demonstrate on their behalf on a daily basis. It just goes to show that you don’t have to be the biggest company to be recognised as the best.”

The judging panel – consisting of 10 top retailers and consultants – had tough decisions to make. They said of iForce: “Judges commended this winner’s investment in systems that can adapt at pace to accommodate client’s needs, hailing it as a 3PL that’s “in its ascendency”. Their mantra of “treating every pound as your own” is clear in the cost savings it has delivered for its clients, not to mention savings on people hours and efficiency.”

Charlotte Hardie, Retail Week commented: “More than ever, retailers are having to innovate to keep ahead of the competition and keep up with the consumers’ changing behaviour, and supply chain teams are, central to ensuring those innovations are made a reality. The winners of these awards are proof of just how much creativity and ingenuity is happening within the retail sector at the moment, helping cement the reputation of UK retail as a beacon of supply chain excellence.”

The fabulous comedian Hal Cruttenden was a brilliant host for the evening and helped make the night one to remember.

The full list of winners can be found below, and for more information on The Hermes Retail Week Supply Chain Awards go to