There were winners aplenty at the 19th annual Export & Freight Transport & Logistics awards, making a welcome return after a two year absence because of the Covid-19 pandemic; a glittering ceremony was staged at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in South Belfast which was attended by around 600 guests from all sectors of the industry.
Compered by BBC NI News presenter Sarah Travers and Actor and Comedian Tim McGarry, the event once again lived up to its billing as Ireland’s premier platform of recognition for those operating in the transport and logistics sector.
Celebrating and rewarding the very best in an industry that continues to meet its challenges head-on with resilience and perseverance, everyone was a winner, but some more so than others, according to our independent panel of judges!
The chosen charity for the night was FareShare NI which is part of the UK’s national network of charitable food redistributors and the largest food redistribution organisation in Northern Ireland. Almost £5,000 was raised at the event.
We will have a comprehensive report in the forthcoming print and digital editions of Export & Freight. In the meantime, here is the full list of winners:
1-Safety Award: DHL Mallusk
2-Trailer Fleet of the Year: Surefreight
3-Driver of the Year: McCulla Ireland’s Winston Bradford.
4-Apprentice of the Year: Conor McAlister of TBF Thompson
5-Transport Manager of the Year: Eugene Hughes of the LCC Group
6-Top Training & Development Operator of the Year:Derry Group Ireland
7-Innovation Excellence Award (joint winners): Derry Group Ireland & McCulla Ireland
8-Top Fleet of the Year: RiverRidge
9-Excellence in Customer Service:Transport Training Services
10-Van of the Year: Mercedes Benz Sprinter
11-Top Team of the Year:Derry Group Ireland
12-Workshop of the Year: TBF Thompson
13-Chilled Operator of the Year: McCulla Ireland
14-Liveried Vehicle of the Year: Camden Group.
15-Haulier of the Year (Up to 20 Vehicles): Carmichael Logistics
16-National & International Haulier of the Year:Derry Group Ireland
17-Logistics & Warehousing Specialist of the Year: PRM Group
18-Fleet Truck of the Year: DAF XG
19-Transport Personality of the Year: Pat McGarry, Group Logistics Director, Henderson Group