6. September 2021 | Press release
DPD UK scoops two awards at the road transport ‘Oscars'
DPD UK, the only delivery firm honoured on the night, makes it 21 Motor Transport Awards in 7 years
DPD UK took home two awards and increased its overall tally of Motor Transport Awards to 36 at a glittering ceremony at London's Grosvenor House Hotel.
On a night when logistics companies and truck manufacturers were the main winners, DPD UK was the only parcel delivery company to see its name in lights, topping both the Customer Care and Apprenticeship of the Year categories at the road transport industry ‘Oscars'.
The awards celebrate outstanding achievement in the industry and recognise innovation, customer service, efficiency and quality. They are judged by an independent panel of experts drawn from the industry.
For the 35th annual awards, the event returned to its Park Lane home after last year's virtual awards. The evening was hosted by actor, comedian and presenter Alexander Armstrong alongside Carol Vorderman and Motor Transport editor Steve Hobson.
Last year DPD UK became the all-time most-honoured brand in the history of the awards, and this year's double takes the tally to 36 Motor Transport Awards in total and 21 in the last seven years.
It was the fifth time in six years that DPD UK has won the Customer Care Award, while the firm was a first-time winner of the Apprenticeship of the Year category.
Elaine Kerr, DPD UK's CEO commented,
"Winning the Customer Care Award for the fifth time in six years and for the ninth time overall is a fantastic tribute to the dedication of all our people. It also clearly demonstrates our commitment to looking after our customers, which is incredibly important to us. I'm equally delighted that we won the hotly contested Apprenticeship category, which is a glowing endorsement of our commitment to investing in talented young people who want a fulfilling career with the most dynamic and innovative company in the transport sector."
Notes to editors
The UK's favourite parcel delivery group: DPD has been voted top in MoneySavingExpert's consumer satisfaction poll for parcel delivery companies eight years running.
In April 2015, DPD UK was awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise 2015 in the Innovation category, for its unique one-hour delivery service, Predict.
In 2018, DPD UK opened the UK's first all-electric parcel delivery depot in Westminster. DPD UK currently has over 1,000 EVs on the road in the UK and in October 2020, announced plans to deliver to 25 of the largest towns and cities in the UK with zero and low-emission delivery means by 2025. In July 2021, Oxford became DPD UK's first all-electric city in the UK. Details of all of DPD UK's sustainability initiatives can be found on its dedicated green website: https://green.dpd.co.uk/
DPD UK is a member of DPD group, one of Europe's leading parcels groups, wholly owned by France's La Poste, the second largest postal group in Europe.
The company operates more than 10,000 vehicles from 84 locations and delivers over 300 million parcels a year.