CILT reveals Top 30 UK logistics service providers for 2019


The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has published its list of the top 30 UK logistics and services providers for 2019, with DPD Group topping the list.

Dwain McDonald, chief executive, DPD UK, said, “To be the best at anything is a huge achievement, but this is a tough, tough sector to operate in. It is unrelenting in terms of the challenges that can be thrown at you on a weekly basis. You have to be at the top of your game every single day, and that’s the level we have been pushing for the last 10 years, so being recognized by people who understand the market we operate in means a lot.”

The list has been formed by assessing a range of key criteria, such as financials, performance, professional accreditation, the gender pay gap and human resource factors that have been made available through the MINT UK database, annual reports and the European Commission. The results have been revealed in the April edition of the Institute’s membership magazine Focus and this year’s list includes seven new entries, a change at the top and multiple big movers.

CILT Corporate Members DHL Supply Chain, Wincanton and Kuehne + Nagel featured in the Top five, while organizations such as Bibby Distribution, Clipper Logistics, Eddie Stobart and XPO Supply Chain were recognized within the top 30.

Kevin Richardson FCILT, chief executive, CILT(UK), said, “Last year’s list saw the Institute take its first steps into analyzing the performance of the operators it represents. Now in its second year, I am pleased to announce that this list looks likely to become a staple of CILT’s suite of materials that recognize industry achievements and best promote the vital role of our sectors. We are delighted to see that more than 33% of those on this list are Corporate Members or associated with CILT and we hope to see this number increase in next year’s list.”

The full list can be found here.


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