Friday 14 June 2013 saw the fifth Annual CILT North West Logistics and Transport Awards ceremony, which took place in the Midland Hotel in the heart of Manchester. The popular event was a chance for the region’s industry to show its appreciation for past achievements and to also to recognise young talent. The ten categories included best practice, services to industry, academic achievement, special merit and young manager awards.

Cast UK was one of the key sponsors, and hosted the online booking and awards nomination application form on its website. The company’s Managing Director of Logistics, Gary Robinson, delivered Grace after the evening’s first batch of awards.

Cast UK is a recruitment consultancy that operates solely in the logistics, supply chain and procurement sectors at management and executive level. Headquartered in Manchester, the company has offices throughout the UK and recruits nationally and internationally.

CILT is the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, a membership-based body representing those working in the sector in more than 30 countries. It is divided into national chapters, the United Kingdom’s being CILT(UK), whose North West region represents five areas: Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside & Warrington and Cheshire.

Wayne Brophy, Group MD of Cast UK, reflecting on another successful ceremony, said: “The 2013 North West CILT Awards was a great evening, a chance to celebrate the best of the industry. It comes at an exciting time in logistics, and there was definitely a positive atmosphere in the air on Friday. I’m proud to have such a close association with the Institute, and it was fantastic to see the commitment and ambition of so many people rewarded.”

Other sponsors on the evening included Peel Ports, Pallet Force, DP World, Mersey Maritime Group, Drivinglink, Yodel, Network Warrington, Opti-Fleet, Stobart Group and Kammac. The preferred charity was North West Air Ambulance.