Award-winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili has been signed up to entertain guests at the IAAF Annual Awards Dinner, to be held on 8 December 2022 at DoubleTree Hilton, Milton Keynes. Omid has appeared in many notable films including Pirates of the Caribbean, The Mummy, Gladiator, Sex and the City 2, and Notting Hill. On the small screen, he has appeared on shows from Sport Relief Bake-Off, to Newsnight. He fronted his own HBO special, and was in many episodes of the sitcom Whoopi, alongside Whoopi Goldberg.
The UK Garage and Bodyshop Event at the Birmingham NEC hosted the finale of Autogem’s inaugural TPMS Expert competition on Wednesday, 8 June. 12 regional finalists assembled on Autogem’s stand to demonstrate their problem-solving skills in front of hundreds of onlookers, including a judging panel of industry experts. Merityre’s Liam Gaynor was crowned TPMS Expert (large retailer) with Hometyre’s Craig Schwartz taking the small retailer award, while all 12 finalists were commended for detecting various TPMS faults quickly and efficiently, communicating them clearly to the panel. Meanwhile Autogem, which has developed the TPMS Expert award over the past few years to help raise standards and awareness about tyre pressure monitoring systems, has been praised by automotive retail bosses and industry experts for its first nationwide competition.
Birla Carbon has been awarded a Platinum level rating by EcoVadis for sustainability. This recognition confirms Birla Carbon’s position as an industry leader in advanced sustainability practices and reporting and places it in the top 1 per cent of companies rated by EcoVadis. The rating was provided after reviewing Birla Carbon’s sustainability practices in its recently published ninth sustainability report, Driving Circularity.
UK-based truck tyre specialists City 1st Tyres is one of five TruckForce partners that Goodyear has honoured with a TruckForce Service Award for the first quarter of 2022. Announcing the latest recipients, Goodyear states that City 1st Tyres and the other awardees across its pan-European network have “demonstrated exceptional service.”
Kenda has won the “Best Practice Award” for manufacturing quality during the 26th National Quality Awards in Taiwan. The award recognizes businesses that demonstrate high quality management and is the only award for business quality issued by the Executive Council in Taiwan. Kenda was one of just 15 to win the award.
19-year-old Cameron Palmer from Ashbourne, Derbyshire, has been crowned the 2022 Halfords BTCC Apprentice of the Year competition winner. Cameron, who is a Level Three apprentice and has been based at the Wyvern Halfords Autocentre in Derby for the past six months, fought off competition from apprentices all over the country to come out on top.
Pirelli has named Birmingham Motor Tyres Ltd (BMTR) as its Performance Centre of the Year for the third time. From the 138 depots currently in the Pirelli Performance Centre network, only one can be named PPC of the Year. To determine the winners, the top-performing centres in the technical audit are subjected to a video mystery shop exercise, scored by an independent assessor.
Autogem’s inaugural TPMS Expert competition has named three top judges from the industry and announced CAM Systems’ sponsorship of the event. Indeed, as part of its partnership, CAM Systems has agreed to provide an iPhone 13 as one of the prizes.
Sri Lankan tyre maker GRI shares that it has received three awards for demonstrating excellence in business whilst contributing to the country’s economic advancement. It accepted these honours at the recent National Business Excellence Awards 2021, which was hosted by the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka.
Red Dot isn’t announcing its Product Design 2022 winners until 20 June, but Nexen Tire have let us in on the secret that two of its products are awardees. The Nexen N’Blue 4 Season 2 and N’Blue 4 Season Van are winners in the Product Design category this year.
Investors in People has awarded Lodge Tyre Company Ltd with its investors in people gold accreditation. Gold accreditation means the company has the policies in place and that everyone – from the directors to apprentices – takes ownership for them taking place. Only 17 per cent of accredited organisations achieve the gold standard.
MAHA has been recognised as a market leader in workshop and automotive testing technology for the fifth year in a row, while also scooping an award as a valuable employer, by economists and a leading German magazine.
Goodyear has named five new TruckForce Service Award winners for the fourth quarter of 2021. The TruckForce Service Awards started at the beginning of 2021 to highlight partners that provided exceptional service across the pan-European TruckForce network.