24 hours after nominations closed on 2 August, the National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) has published the list of finalists for the 2016 NTDA Tyre Industry Awards. According to the association, over the last three months the NTDA has been “inundated” with submissions. As a result a total of 57 entries across the eight award categories have now made it to the final.
The new format for the Tyre Industry Awards, where companies are required to submit entries that will be judged by an independent panel of judges from the wider business community, appears to be a popular change after the NTDA was overwhelmed with nominations on deadline day (31 July 2015).
The 85th NTDA Annual Dinner has sold out, according to the association. The event, which is being held at the Hilton Deansgate, Manchester, England on Wednesday 8 October 2014 is therefore forced to put some people on a waiting list.
NTDA director Stefan Hay said: “We have been inundated with people who want to attend the dinner, with just under two months to go, we are fully booked with 520 guests confirmed and now a waiting list of people, who will probably be left disappointed.”
After three months of receiving the nominations from industry, the NTDA has named the finalists for the first Tyre Industry Awards. The industry association says that since it announced changes to the awards evening format, sponsors, nominees and attendees alike have shown “tremendous interest”. Award winners will be announced by the Rt. Hon. Michael Portillo at the 85th NTDA Annual Dinner on 8 October. The dinner is sponsored by Zenises and the NTDA says it is set to be a sell-out.
Continental Tyres has announced its sponsorship of the 2014 NTDA Tyre Industry Awards Ceremony, which will be hosted by the Rt. Hon. Michael Portillo in Manchester on 8tOctober 2014. Formerly known as the TAFF Awards, the Tyre Industry Awards will take place at the annual NTDA dinner. This year, the dinner is being held for the 85th time.
This year’s National Tyre Distributors Association’s annual dinner is the 85th holding of the event. While bearing a new name – what the industry has long known as the TAFF Awards has been rebranded as the Tyre Industry Awards – the dinner remains the UK industry’s main social event. Today, Pirelli announced it will sponsor the ‘Tyre Retail Centre of the Year’ award category. The award will be handed out at the annual NTDA dinner and prize-giving ceremony in Manchester on 8 October.
The NTDA has announced that former cabinet minister Michael Portillo will present the 2014 Tyre Industry Awards, which will take place on 8th October 2014 at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate. The Tyre Industry Awards is the new name for the Tyre and Fast Fit awards (affectionately known as the TAFF awards), which themselves carried on a long line of industry awards under a third moniker.
As we have seen, this year the TAFF awards provided a number of new winners. And the annual speech revealed some interesting details of what is on the horizon for the NTDA in particular and the tyre industry in general. With both points in mind, Tyres & Accessories has produced this comprehensive review of both the award winners and forthcoming NTDA news.
The NTDA’s 84th annual dinner was once again a sell-out. And this year the TAFF awards provided a number of new winners. In addition the crowds were entertained by Hal Cruttendon and association chairman Stephen Callow was joined by Lanxess UK MD Kim O’Connor in addressing the 400+ industry decision makers in attendance.
The National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) has agreed a deal with show organiser ECI International to become the major sponsor of Brityrex International 2014, continuing a long-established relationship between the two organisations. The show will return to EventCity in Manchester between 7 and 9 October. NTDA chairman Stephen Callow welcomed the deal: “The NTDA has enjoyed a close and valuable relationship with Brityrex for many years and I’m extremely pleased that we will be working constructively together with the show again next year.
Prema Canada, ULC, one of North America’s largest distributors of tyre and wheel service supplies, has named AME International as its supplier of the year. The award was presented last month during the company’s annual distributor training and vendor trade show in Toronto.
The vast majority of tyre industry visitors to Tyrepress.com in the past month have registered their vote in the 2013 NTDA TAFF Awards according to the latest Question of the Month poll. 97 per cent of those registering their opinion on the question, “Are you going to vote in the 2013 NTDA TAFF Awards?” said that they already had voted, while a further one per cent said they intended to do so. The remaining two per cent of those surveyed said they did not intend to cast a vote.
Infinity Tyres reports that the company is proud to be nominated in the industry advertising category of the 2013 NTDA Tyre and Fast-Fit (TAFF) Awards. This is the second time in three years that the company has been nominated in this category. This particular award showcases the most memorable tyre advertising programmes and covers various media channels, from print to TV as well as online advertising.
As tyre pressure monitoring systems become obligatory at the OE level throughout Europe, Tech Europe reports that it is offering what it says is “the most comprehensive range of TPMS products in Europe today, and a TPMS programme recently nominated for the ‘Product Innovation’ award at the annual NTDA TAFF Awards.”
This year's Tyre & Fast Fit Awards are proving as popular as ever, with votes reaching the NTDA thick and fast, both by post and online. Voting ends on 14 September, so if you haven't yet voted for the main categories click on the link below, or copy this link into your address bar: http://www.ntda.co.uk/taff_voting_form.html.