THE ABNORMAL LOAD MOVEMENT FRATERNITY IS AN INDUSTRY WITHIN AN INDUSTRY. WHILE REGULAR 44-TONNE TRACTOR-TRAILERS ARE PLODDING UP AND DOWN THE MOTORWAYS WITH EVERYTHING FROM BAKED BEANS TO BREEZE BLOCKS, TEA BAGS TO BRICKS – KEEPING THE UK PLC MOVING. IT’S YOU; THE SPECIALISTS THAT MOVE THE NATION’S INFRASTRUCTURE INTO PLACE, LAYING THE FOUNDATIONS FOR IT ALL. SO YOU MORE THAN DESERVE RECOGNITION FOR THAT EFFORT. THE HEAVIES IS WHERE YOU’LL FIND IT.
Last year’s inaugural Heavies awards handed out plaudits, not just to the great and the good in the industry, but to some less well-known names among their peers. They are raising standards, showing that small can be beautiful too.
Nineteen awards in total (including Highly Commended), each aiming to seek out the innovators and the best performers – in the widest range of operations. It’s a hugely diverse industry after all. But perhaps you are dithering about entering, a comment from last year’s judges is again worth hearing: “Entries do not need to be full of glitz and snappy presentations. We can see through that, to the essential value of the submission.” That philosophy means the field is truly wide open – to large and small companies alike.
All industries have a standout premier event, where they get together and meet their peers and friends. The Heavies is that opportunity for you. It’s an ideal venue to make new business contacts. And whether you are a winner, or you’ve been shortlisted, or you are at the event as a guest, it’s the evening this sector of the industry is talking about. It’s also a great way to entertain clients and reward staff for their efforts over the past year.
Last year’s winners shouldn’t rely on submitting the same projects for an award. Nor can they assume their title is safe – there’s real competition.
HeavyTorque Magazine, founder and sponsor of The Heavies, is inviting entries for the following categories:
- Job of the Year (CAT1) Vehicle and load under 50 tonnes GVW
- Job of the Year (CAT2) Vehicle and load under 80 tonnes GVW
- Job of the Year (CAT3) Vehicle and load over 80 tonnes GVW
- Job of the Year (BE16 or VR1)
- Pilot Car/Escort Operator of the Year
- Project of the Year
- Employee/Team of the Year
- Environmental Initiative of the Year
- Most Significant Safety Initiative
- Operator of the Year
- Innovation of the Year – End User
- Innovation of the Year – Manufacturer
- Vehicle Manufacturer of the Year
- Trailer Manufacturer of the Year
- The Earl Attlee Award*
- Judges Special Award
*The Earl Attlee Award has new angle for 2016. It will be awarded to a business demonstrating excellence in a minimum of three of the following areas: Environment, Engagement, Community, Charity, Supply Chain, Life Cycle and Governance.
For more information on how to enter, attend as a guest, sponsor or exhibit, please contact Andy Adams or Vicky Binley on +44 (0) 845 1 700 300.