TyreSafe Awards entries deadline extended

TyreSafe has announced it is extending the deadline for TyreSafe award entry submissions until 5pm on Tuesday 8 May, the day after the first May bank holiday.

The deadline has been moved back following requests from stakeholders and supporters to allow extra time to finalise entries, but the charity is encouraging those who wish to enter to do so as soon as possible.

Entries highlighting activities during 2017 are welcome from any organisation supporting the tyre safety awareness campaign and can span a range of initiatives from social media and online campaigns to tyre workshops, themed events and local interventions. For 2018, TyreSafe has introduced a new tiered structure to better represent the differing sizes of tyre retailing organisations, and all new categories for wholesalers and online retailers. The ‘Safety in the community’ award is now reserved for submission from road safety partnerships and local authorities.

Winners will be presented with their awards at a black tie evening ceremony on Thursday 12 July at the Belfry Hotel & Resort, Wishaw in the West Midlands.

Single or multiple entries are invited for each of the following categories:

  • Small Retailer (1-10 outlets) award
  • Medium-sized Retailer (11-49 outlets) award
  • Large Retailer (50+ outlets) award
  • Online retailer award
  • Wholesaler award
  • Online and social media award
  • Emergency services award
  • Safety in the community award (non-Emergency Services)
  • Innovation award
  • Vehicle manufacturer award
  • Tyre manufacturer award

The highly-commended and outstanding achievement awards will be decided at the judges’ discretion and recognise exceptional contributions to tyre safety during 2017.

Stuart Jackson, TyreSafe chairman, said: “We understand the importance and difficulties of time constraints organisations and partnerships may have when putting award entries together, that is why we have agreed to extend the deadline to allow supporters and stakeholders extra time to perfect their entries.

“We are delighted to be holding these awards to highlight the work organisations and companies throughout the UK are making to improve tyre safety. Ultimately, the efforts being made by these groups are making the roads a safer place for all motorists, which is truly commendable. Whether you are a retailer, manufacturer, member of the blue light services, local authority or other tyre safety stakeholder we encourage you all to enter the awards to help us celebrate your commitment and efforts to improve road safety.”

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