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The winners of TDG’s 2005 annual awards for excellence have been announced. The awards, designed to raise awareness for health and safety standards are awarded to the best performing site, LGV driver and MHE operator over the past year.

The TDG contract logistics operation at Grantham won Site of the Year, for dramatically reducing the accident rates and lost days. The site was commended on its motivated workforce and commitment to health and safety by site manager Colin Campbell, who collected a cheque for £5,000 on behalf of his winning team.

The Driver of the Year award went to Mick Banks, working on the Kimberly-Clark contract in Carnforth. A TDG stalwart of 31 years, he received 3 separate customer commendations during 2005 and scored an A grade in his Five Star training.

Another long serving employee to receive an award was Steven Ramsay from the Temperature Control Services site in Glasgow, who has been with TDG for 26 years. He was awarded MHE operator of the year.

Joint runners up in the Driver of the Year category were Martin Mullen from the Alcoa contract at Banbury depot and Paul Gillett form the ELC contract at Swindon.

Second for the second year running in the MHE award was John McLarnon from the Diageo contract at Warrington, with John Ullathorne from the ICI contract at Goole coming third.

David Garman, TDG’s Chief Executive had high praise for all the winners. He said “We set extremely high standards for health and safety at TDG, and I am delighted to see so many employees reaching and exceeding these ideals. Congratulations to all those that entered.”

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