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BIFA awards Laura Hobby Young Freight Forwarder of the Year

BIFA awards Laura Hobby Young Freight Forwarder of the Year

Laura Hobby, Inside Sales Supervisor at FS Mackenzie, was named Young Freight Forwarder of the Year at the British International Freight Association’s Freight Service Awards. 

The BIFA Freight Service Awards, now in their 34th year, celebrate noteworthy achievements in the freight industry via nine categories, including Apprentice of the Year and Young Freight Forwarder (YFF) of the Year.  

The Young Freight Forwarder Award recognises individuals under 32 who have the passion and ambition to succeed in the freight industry. Laura’s achievement was announced by BIFA as follows: The judges were impressed by the way Laura demonstrated clear commercial awareness in a sales role articulating commercial benefits to success she has had to date.

Laura is clearly a hardworking individual demonstrated by her personal development in completing a degree while delivering multiple projects for the business.

The passion for the industry was incredible to see and shone through most notably in her knowledge of BIFA and taking annual leave to talk to local schools about the industry and her experience in it.

Matt Dawson, MBE, presented the BIFA Freight Service Awards 2021 in London. According to Matt Dawson, “all of the winners demonstrated a clear understanding of overcoming last-minute challenges to achieve success.” 

Robert Keen, BIFA Director General said: “After a truly extraordinary and very challenging two years, it is great to meet in person to celebrate excellence across the freight forwarding industry, with awards that are now in their 33rd year, and justifiably regarded as the most prestigious in the sector. 

“Once again, BIFA was delighted with the range of entries received from BIFA Members that managed to take the time to document their achievements while continuing to manage their businesses through incredibly trying times, which is a testament to their tenacity. 

“I congratulate all the companies that won each category, as well as those that were shortlisted as finalists. 

“I would also like to recognise the support and contribution of the sponsors to the running of the competition this year. Representatives from the category sponsors have given their time to carry out judging and the selection of winners for each award.” 

Following the award, Laura has already spoken at the First Young Forwarder Event of 2022 as part of BIFA’s Young Forwarder Network. 

From everyone at My Logistics Magazine, we’d like to congratulate Laura on her well-deserved award and wish her all the best for her future.

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