On 11th February 2017 finance Director Debbie Charlton became a Fellow of the Institute of Couriers at the Institute of Couriers House of Lords New Fellows’ Gowning 2017. As has become the tradition of the Institute, ten new Fellows were ceremonially gowned alongside the honorary fellow by IOC President Viscount, Lord Falkland.
“A young lady’s lifetime career since the age of 19 spent with Swift Despatch. Joining Vince Friery a Founding Fellow of the IoC in the 80’s, as a small local business providing efficient services to the local economy. The growth of the company relied heavily on making sure the background support to the road services was just as good and this is where Debbie came into play. Providing guidance and institutive decisions to administration and company strategy Debbie’s skills lead from the start. Debbie has proven that skillful leadership and dedication to succeed has supported the passion to share and encourage others to stay and join our industry. A great industry ambassador that we are proud to recognise today.”