McCulla Ireland has been repeatedly recognised at various awards events over the years, demonstrating our long-term commitment to quality service provision and innovation in our business practices.

As well as general business awards, we have been acknowledgement at several transport, logistics and warehousing events, both locally and across the UK and Ireland.

Awards have recognised our achievements in our specialist sector of temperature-controlled logistics and storage, as well as the wider transport industry; and we have had particular success in demonstrating our environmental commitment.  Other awards have credited us as an entrepreneurial family business.

Being established in 1969 by David McCulla, we celebrated our fiftieth anniversary in 2019. Under the current Directorship, the business has been differentiated from standard refrigerated haulage into a full-service logistics provider of bespoke solutions for customers of all sizes, including delivery by the box, pallet, or full load; and we have diversified into producing our own energy under our Alternity Biogas Energy business.

Continual and significant investment over the last 25+ years has centred on facilities and equipment at sites in Lisburn, Dublin and Mallusk; technology integration; customer service initiatives and staff development.

McCulla Ireland serves the UK, all of Ireland and the rest of continental Europe, with an infrastructure that uses only our own fleet and drivers at all times, meaning we have full control over the entire supply chain at all times.  This accountability, coupled with our ability to offer a high level of flexibility to customers, both in terms of the facilities available and in capacity or volume of work, has set us apart and has been the basis of our many successes in recent years.

For more information, please contact:

Laura Reeve

Genie Insights Ltd (PR Consultant for McCulla Ireland Ltd)


Tel: 07813019475

Awards Successes

Motor Transport Awards (UK) 2017 Chilled Operator of the Year

2022 Low Carbon Award

2022 Livery of the Year

Export & Freight Transport & Logistics Awards (NI)


2017 Innovation Excellence

2017 European Haulier of the Year

2018 Chilled Operator of the Year

2019 Chilled Operator of the Year

2019 National/International Haulier of the Year

2022 Chilled Operator of the Year

2022 Innovation Award

2022 Driver of the Year (Winston Bradford)

Fleet Transport Awards (Ireland) 2017 Environment Award

2018 Environment Award

2023 Excellence in Warehousing & Product Handling Award


TCS&D Awards (UK)


2017 Environment & Sustainability Award

2017 Refrigerated Transport Operator of the Year

2018 Environment & Sustainability Award

2022 Innovation Award

2022 Environment & Sustainability Award

2022 Livery of the Year

SHD ‘The Logistics’ Awards (UK)


2017 Environment Award

2019 Environment Award

2019 SME Operations Award

2019 Overall Winner (bonus award)

Northern Ireland Family Business Awards (NI) 2017 Family Business of the Year – mid size
The Irish Logistics & Transport Awards (Ireland) 2018 Logistics & Transport SME Company of the Year

2019 Excellence in Warehousing Award

2022 Logistics & Transport SME Company of the Year

2022 Overall Logistics & Transport Excellence Winner (bonus award)

CILT Awards for Excellence (UK) 2019 Environmental Improvement Award
Institute of Directors Awards (NI) 2018 Director of the Year – Family Business (Ashley McCulla)
Pakman Awards (Ireland) 2018 Green Transport Award
Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards (NI) 2019 Entrepreneurial Spirit Award
EY Entrepreneur of the Year Competition (Ireland) 2019 Ashley McCulla Finalist
The Green Awards (Ireland) 2022 Green Transport Award
The AD & Biogas Awards (World Biogas Association) 2022 Circular Solutions Award

2023 Best Biogas Plant (Below 1MWe-equivalent) – highly commended

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland Awards 2022 Transport Award
Logistics UK Awards 2022 Decarbonisation Champion of the Year Award
Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2022 The Nulogy Supply Chain Innovation Award (won in conjunction with Lidl Northern Ireland)
Lisburn & Castlereagh City Business Awards 2023 Innovation Award


Note: Due to the pandemic no awards were entered in 2020/21.