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THE HEAVIES 2016

HeavyTorque Issue Four: The Heavies 2016

THE WEIGHT IS OVER!

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.

VARIETY AND EXCELLENCE

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.

NAPKINS AND NETWORKING

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.

HeavyTorque Issue Four: The Heavies 2016
HeavyTorque Issue Four: The Heavies 2016

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.

HANGAR 42 & ‘SALLY TRAFFIC’

The 2015 awards were held in Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground’s Hangar 42 – a fantastic venue and the perfect arena to showcase the super-size trucks and trailers that are the tools of your trade. We are back there for 2016, adding sparkle and glamour. Radio royalty is hosting the event.

Sally Boazman, better known to BBC Radio 2 listeners as ‘Sally Traffic,’ has agreed to host The Heavies 2016, on Friday 18th March 2016. Sally will help celebrate the achievements of our industry – with the premier operators, escorters, industry figures, policy makers, manufacturers and suppliers.

We will recognise innovation and outstanding service, efficiency and quality. To win – or even be shortlisted – is evidence of the highest accomplishment, judged by an international panel of industry experts.

HeavyTorque Issue Four: The Heavies 2016
HeavyTorque Issue Four: The Heavies 2016

CHARITY AUCTION

Our chosen Charity in 2016 is TransAid. They are an international development charity for people in Africa and in developing countries. They identify, champion, implement and share local transport solutions, improving access to basic services and economic opportunity. They raise safety standards, and save lives. The evenings charity auction will be hosted and conducted by none other than, Mr Jeremy Martell. A familiar face and resident to those who regularly attend auctions, Jeremy has been plying his trade across Europe and is a regular at auction houses such as Mannheim and BCA – his speciality being HGV sales.

With over 20 prizes pledged thus far (novelty and specialist), The Heavies ‘charity auction’ will provide fantastic entertainment value, whilst raising some serious funds for our international charity partner, TransAid.

THE AWARDS

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.

www.theheavies.heavytorque.co.uk

Announcement

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It is with regret, that the HeavyTorque team have decided to take a stand based on an industry-wide ‘blind eye’ to the waste in the magazine and periodicals business.

HeavyTorque (#15, July 2018) was the final issue to grace the shop shelves, both on the High Street and across the travel network. As part of our onward strategy to adapt, HeavyTorque will now be distributed exclusively through controlled circulation and available through printed subscription.

Please note, this change will only affect newsstand purchasers. There will be no change for our loyal print subscribers.

Why the newsstand change? Quite simply, we can no longer (in good conscience) participate in a distribution programme that creates such an inherent waste of our precious natural resources – and money.

For those of you who have enjoyed HeavyTorque from the newsstand, we sincerely appreciate your business – and we would hope that you’ve enjoyed the magazine enough to consider a direct subscription?

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