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THE HEAVIES 2016

HeavyTorque Issue Six: The Heavies 2016

THE GREAT AND THE GOOD

WITH THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY NOW FULLY BACK ON ITS FEET, THE RENEWABLES SECTOR PUSHING HARD, AND THE BIGGEST CIVIL ENGINEERING PROJECT IN EUROPE UNDERWAY IN LONDON, THE ABNORMAL LIFT AND TRANSPORT INDUSTRY HAS BEEN PLAYING ITS PART LIKE NEVER BEFORE. INTO THIS ROBUST ENVIRONMENT COMES OUR SECOND CELEBRATION OF THE INDUSTRY’S CONTRIBUTION TO GREAT BRITAIN PLC – THE HEAVIES 2016.

The Heavies recognises those whose innovation, investment, and creativity have kept those major projects on schedule. Nimble Media Ltd, publishers of the only dedicated abnormal load industry title, HeavyTorque, are hosting the second awards to recognise industry excellence. Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground was again the venue for the celebration, on March 18th 2016. Here we record the winners, and those highly commended, and the industry’s movers and shakers who generously supported the event. We were delighted to welcome the BBC broadcaster Sally Boazman, better known as ‘Sally Traffic’ to announce and present the awards.

THE AWARDS AND WINNERS

Job of the Year: (CAT 1) Vehicle and load under 50 tonnes GVW

Winner: Charles Russell Transport

Job of the Year: (CAT 2) Vehicle and load under 80 tonnes GVW

Sponsored by: King Trailers Ltd

Winner: Bugler Transport

Job of the Year: (CAT 3) Vehicle and load over 80 tonnes GVW

Sponsored by Nooteboom and H.S.E. Nooteboom Ltd

Winner: West of Scotland Heavy Haulage
Highly Commended: Smiths Heavy Haulage

Job of the Year: (BE16/VR1)

Sponsored by TII Group (Scheuerle, Kamag, Nicolas and Tratec)

Winner: ALE
Highly Commended: Collett & Sons Ltd

Project of the Year

Sponsored by Faymonville, Traffco Ltd and Rydam Universal Ltd

Winner: ALE
Highly Commended: JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd

Pilot Car/Escort Operator of the Year

Winner: Vehicle Routing Services

Operator of the Year

Sponsored by Kässbohrer

Winner: Allelys Group

Employee/Team of the Year

Sponsored by Goldhofer

Winner: Beaver Bridges Ltd

Most Significant Safety Initiative

Winner: TII Sales GmbH & Co. KG

Environmental Initiative of the Year

Winner: Allelys Group

Innovation of the Year: End User

Winner: BlokCam Ltd

Innovation of the Year: Vehicle Manufacturer

Sponsored by West of Scotland Heavy Haulage

Winner: Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK Ltd

Innovation of the Year: Trailer Manufacturer (medium weight 3–5 axles)

Sponsored by West of Scotland Heavy Haulage

Winner: Broshuis B.V.
Highly Commended: Faymonville

Innovation of the Year: Trailer Manufacturer (heavy weight 5+ axles)

Sponsored by West of Scotland Heavy Haulage

Winner: Nooteboom
Highly Commended: TII Sales GmbH & Co. KG

Vehicle Manufacturer of the Year

Sponsored by HeavyTorque

Winner: Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK Ltd

Trailer Manufacturer of the Year

Sponsored by HeavyTorque

Winner: Goldhofer

The Earl Attlee Award (Corporate Social Responsibility)

Winner: Allelys Group

Lifetime Achievement Award

Winner: Graham Hillman

In depth analysis for each Winner and those Highly Commended will be published within Issue Seven of HeavyTorque – due for publication mid July 2016.

A full report is now available on our event website, The Heavies – please click here: http://theheavies.heavytorque.co.uk/the-heavies/the-heavies-2016-winners/

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HTA Yearbook 2018

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