Get your skates on for the World Post & Parcel Awards 2018

Get your skates on for the World Post & Parcel Awards 2018

If the sight of world-class athletes skating and skiing their way to Olympic gold in PyeongChang has inspired you to grab your own piece of glory – now is your chance! The deadline for the World Post & Parcel Awards is 2 March; so there’s still time for you to prepare and submit your entry, but you’ll need to get your skates on!

Now in its 19th year, the World Post & Parcel Awards offer mail and express organisations from around the world the opportunity to showcase innovation and creativity within their business to the wider world.

The Awards will be presented on 12th June at a Gala Evening which will be held alongside the World Mail and Express Europe Conference at the Royal Lancaster London.

There are nine categories to choose from and entries are judged by an independent panel of industry experts.

The categories for the 2018 World Post & Parcel Awards include:

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Cross Border Growth
  • Customer Service
  • Delivery On Demand sponsored by FedEx Express
  • e-Commerce
  • Industry Leadership sponsored by Honeywell (nominations for this category are now closed)
  • Innovation
  • People Management
  • Retail Customer Access
  • Technology

 

That Winning Feeling

The first question that every new Olympic champion is asked when they cross the finish line is: “What does winning this medal mean to you?”

We asked the same question of our winners at the 2017 World Post & Parcel Awards, which took place in June in Paris, and we hope that their responses and enthusiasm will inspire you to apply this year.

Here is just a selection of their comments:

Dr Bernard Leong, Head of Post Office Network and Digital Services at Singapore Post, told us: “I was so surprised that we managed to win in the same category (Retail Customer Access) for the second time in a row. We are humbled by the experience and energised to continue the work towards our vision of the future post office.”

Mark Siviter, Managing Director – Mails and Retail at Post Office Limited, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to win the Post & Parcel Customer Service Award. I think it really highlights just how much our businesses is developing and adapting to meet customer needs – and long may it continue. All of us at the Post Office are aware of the incredible transformation which has taken place across our business, but it’s fantastic to get industry recognition and to have so many postal leaders from around the world congratulate me on our achievements.”

Jan Walsh, Strategic Account & Proposition Director at ArrowXL, had this to say: “It is a great honour for ArrowXL to win the World Post & Parcel Award for Delivery on Demand. Every member of our team that played a role in the app’s development is incredibly happy to have his or her achievements recognised on such a prestigious stage. Our retail clients will rest assured that they have seamless access to an award-winning platform that really does enrich the consumer journey!”

Deutsche Post DHL Group won the Corporate Social Responsibility award and Kathrin Mohr, Head of the GoHelp program, said: “Winning this award for our CR activities and especially Global Volunteer Day is a wonderful appreciation of our work and will give our employees another push to do good and to continue inspiring others.”

Kushal Nahata, Co-founder & CEO of FarEye, said he and his team were “delighted and humbled” to receive the Technology award for their logistics management solution. “This win is dedicated to each and every client and employee of FarEye and our team is elated to receive the honours on a global platform,” said Kushal. “This victory is a testament to FarEye’s vision of making logistics ‘smarter’ with cloud.”

And finally, a few words from a double-winner! Ireland’s An Post scooped two accolades at the 2017 World Post & Parcel Awards.

“It was incredible to win in both categories; innovation and eCommerce,” said Fiona Heffernan, Head of Post Media at An Post. “From speaking with the judges during and after the ceremony, the calibre was high so to win the first one, I was delighted, and then the second, it was a great feeling. To be recognised for our success on a global stage was a real honour.”

Get Involved

The World Post & Parcel Awards is great way to celebrate, and build upon, your success… but you have to be in it, to win it!

Any organisation regardless of their size can enter. Your success won’t be judged on its scale but on its impacts. You can apply for any two categories per project and entries are completely free. So enter now and celebrate your finest work.

To find out more visit the Awards website. If you need help with your application, contact the events team at [email protected] or call the Triangle team on +44 (0)1628 642910.

About The Author

Ian Taylor

Ian Taylor is the Editor of Triangle’s Mail & Express Review Magazine and the www.postandparcel.info portal. Ian has been a business journalist for almost 30 years, editing and writing for a wide range of magazines and newspapers with a particular focus on the transport and logistics industries.

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