Press releases | October 24th 2017

CollectPlus CEO Neil Ashworth wins outstanding achievement award

Neil Ashworth, CEO of CollectPlus, has been presented with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport’s (CILT) premier award for outstanding achievement at a ceremony in London.

The CILT’s Annual Awards for Excellence 2017 was hosted at the Royal Lancaster Hotel on 19 October by journalist and broadcaster Michael Portillo. Neil Ashworth was presented with the ‘Sir Robert Lawrence Award’ to honour his contribution to the logistics and transport industry.

Neil Ashworth CILT Award

Neil Ashworth began his career in food retailing, and became the Coop’s youngest site General Manager at the age of 27. Neil then joined the Kingfisher Group, leading Woolworths operations and rising to the position of Supply Chain Director, setting up the world’s first Click & Collect operation. In 2006, Neil joined Tesco, and was a member of the small team that launched the Tesco Direct business.

In early 2014, Neil Ashworth joined CollectPlus as CEO, where he has presided over a 204% growth in volumes, 129% growth in clients and 28% growth in network locations, bringing the business into profitability.

Commenting on the award presentation, Neil Ashworth said: “I am truly honoured to accept this award, and I’d like to thank the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport for the recognition. I have enjoyed an exciting and varied career thanks to the fast-paced nature of the logistics industry, and I look forward to continuing to deliver outstanding service to our partners and, most importantly, our customers.”




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Drop and Collect Limited trading as CollectPlus is the UK’s largest independent store-based parcel delivery and returns service. It offers a simple and convenient way for people to collect online purchases from or return unwanted items to more than 350 high street and online retailers, including John Lewis, New Look and ASOS – all at their local convenience store.

It is also possible to send parcels to any UK address from a CollectPlus store, making it a convenient option for those who sell products via online marketplaces such as eBay, as well as acting as a cheaper and convenient alternative parcel service for sending packages to friends and family.

Founded in 2009, CollectPlus was the first business to offer third party Click & Collect in the UK and now has a network of over 6,500 conveniently located parcel stores across the UK, nearly all of which are open early ‘til late seven days a week. 90% of the UK’s urban population live within a mile of a CollectPlus point and 89% within five miles in rural areas.

CollectPlus now handles in excess of 400,000 parcels a week and in September 2016 handled its 75 millionth parcel. Drop and Collect Limited trading as CollectPlus is a wholly owned subsidiary of independent parcel carrier, Yodel.



UK independent parcel carrier Yodel handles over 155 million parcels every year and has a relationship with 85 per cent of the UK’s top retailers. The company is headquartered in Hatfield and has over 60 locations across the UK, including three central sorts and over 50 service centres.

Yodel offers a range of services to meet the needs of its clients and their customers.  Through Arrow XL, Yodel can also offer a two-man service for white goods and large items up to 120kg.

October 24th 2017 - by @CollectPlus