Worshipful Company of Carmen

scite, cito, certe — skilfully, swiftly, surely
Carmen Awards

Every year the Carmen look at the world of transport and honour the best, in industry, the armed forces, education and individual enterprise.

To see the complete Awards and their meanings  please see the forms at the bottom of this page.

All the Company’s awards highlight transport excellence and achievement, with trophies, medals, citations, and some with cash for young people.

The Carmen Transport awards, are presented at Mansion House by the Rt Hon the Lord Mayor.  The exception is the RLC Safety Award which is normally presented, together with those to soldiers, sailors, and airmen, often by HRH the Princess Royal,  at a special Joint Services Dinner. (In exceptional circumstances and with the approval of the RLC, the RLC Safety Award may be presented at the Mansion House Awards Banquet). Educational awards are normally presented at the Company’s July Common Hall event.

A special committee, helped by expert outside advisors, vets every submission. Only the best get through, and awards are only given when the criteria are met in full.

The awards have specific objectives: to honour individual or collective excellence and to encourage development; to recognise the exceptional and to reward outstanding endeavour; to highlight exemplary conduct and to set examples.

Carman awards cover innovation, achievement and discovery; safety and sustainability; research, design and knowledge enhancement; military leadership, service and learning, and occasionally, extraordinary service to the Company.


Carmen honour the exceptional across the industry, military logistics and transport education, rewarding the best to encourage the even better.