This is a corporate award given to the company showing the highest professional standards of warehousing on joining the UK Warehousing Association.

DIAMOND LOGISTICS

Fulfilment specialist Diamond is one of the fastest growing logistics businesses in the UK. The company’s franchise-based business model has seen Diamond increase its market share by 314 per cent in the last year, while, during the same period, sales were up 21 per cent and profits grew by 15 per cent. In fact, such has been Diamond’s success that in 2018 the company featured in the FT’s list of the 1000 fastest growing companies in the UK. And the company has ambitious growth plans: it aims to increase its network of fulfillment partners from 20 to 40 during the next year.

LVT WAREHOUSE AND DISTRIBUTION LTD

A subsidiary of LVT Transport, LVT Warehouse and Distribution Ltd is a family run business that specialises in providing two person, white glove, home delivery services. The company has recently expanded its warehouse facility and has invested significantly in upgraded materials handling equipment and WMS technology to ensure maximum efficiency. LVT has also installed a CCTV monitoring system which operates both internally and externally. The new facility is, the company says, symbolic of LVT’s determination to provide ‘a new kind of storage and distribution service that is fresh, energetic and utterly modern’.

FIDELITY SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTION LTD

Established as recently as 2010, Fidelity provide supply chain solutions to companies operating in a number of sectors but is particularly well known in the automotive industry where its clients include some of the biggest global manufacturers of vehicle parts. The company supplies production lines all over the world for Ford and delivers to the UK sites of JLR and JCB.

EXACT ABACUS LTD

Exact Abacus is a leading provider of fulfilment technology and services for online retailers. It is particularly active in the beauty, fashion, food and drink, gift and homeware sectors and has a client base that includes Ellesse, Penguin RandomHouse, Canton Tea Co and Rubik’s Brand. To support continued and profitable growth and achieve brand supremacy in the fulfillment sector, Exact Abacus has developed a multi-year strategy which it calls the ‘2020 Plan’ and the company reports that it is on course to hit the targets that it has set out in the document.

DAP UK LTD

Dap operates facilities in Great Yarmouth, Felixstowe and Rugeley from which it offers full freighting and distribution services worldwide. Owner and CEO, Clive Julian, says of the company: “We understand that each and every single detail matters, from accurate and efficient customs clearance, through matters of security for each shipment to being punctual for collections, departures and deliveries. It’s no coincidence that we enjoy such positive and enduring business relationships with both clients and our valuable logistics partners.”