Bridgestone has won the NTDA Tyre Industry Award for Staff Training & Development for the second successive year, and the third time in four years. Since scooping the award in 2018, Bridgestone has strengthened its training team, developed a number of courses for automotive retailers and has even entered into a partnership with Her Majesty’s Prison Service via an offender training scheme to upskill the commercial tyre industry.
Yokohama has won its first ever NTDA Tyre Manufacturer of the Year award at the Tyre Industry Awards ceremony in Birmingham. The award is presented to the company that, in the judges’ opinion, demonstrates that it is the best all-round ambassador for competitive manufacturing, service provision and a role model for its peers in the industry.
After a day conference focusing on investing in the tyre industry’s personnel, technology and the trends associated with the next generation, last night saw 600 members of the tyre industry gather at the ICC in Birmingham for the 90th annual NTDA dinner and Tyre Industry Awards.
The NTDA has announced the finalists for its 2019 Tyre Industry Awards. The awards, sponsored by tyre manufacturer Sailun, will be presented at the association’s 90th Annual Dinner on Thursday 3 October at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Birmingham. The dinner is sponsored by tyre wholesaler Land Tyre Service, while the awards will be hosted by popular TV comedian Mark Watson. The 2019 finalists include former award winners, finalists, and some new nominees.
Bridgestone has said its double NTDA Tyre Industry Awards 2018 victories “endorse” its “hard work over the past 12 months.” The manufacturer was presented with the Staff Training & Development accolade, along with the headline Tyre Manufacturer of the Year award – the third time it has claimed the honour in the past four years.
The winners of the 2018 “Tyre Industry Oscars” have been announced at the 89th National Tyre Distributors Association annual dinner, with a Bridgestone double in the tyre manufacturer and staff training and development categories headlining the event. More awards were added this year for excellence in tyre retail, with small, medium, and large business categories, as well as an overall winner. Presenting was television personality Mark Durden-Smith, who injected welcome energy and humour into procedings. Tyrepress also announced the results live via its Twitter feed.
The NTDA has announced the finalists for its 2018 Tyre Industry Awards. The awards will be presented at a ceremony sponsored by tyre manufacturer Sailun which will take place at the Association’s 89th Annual Dinner on 4 October at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Milton Keynes. The dinner sponsor this year is tyre wholesaler Land Tyre Services and the awards will be hosted by TV personality and sports presenter Mark Durden-Smith.
Yokohama Rubber has expressed its pride in two awards its UK sales and marketing subsidiary, Yokohama H.P.T. Ltd. (YHPT), has gained this year – the Tyre Manufacturer of the Year award presented by TyreSafe in July and the Industry Marketing Campaign of the Year award gained at the 2017 NTDA Tyre Industry Awards ceremony in October.
Rema Tip Top Automotive UK won its fourth consecutive Tyre Industry Award in the Aftermarket Equipment Supplier of the Year category. Sponsored by Automechanika, the award was presented to group CEO Mark Insley and managing director Cliff Jones at the 88th Annual NTDA Dinner on 12 October.
Following three 2017 Tyre Industry Awards, European Tyre Enterprises Limited (ETEL) said its success in three separate personnel focused awards categories proved the quality of its staff development initiatives. The company prevailed in the Staff Training and Development Initiative Award with Kwik-Fit, while members of staff won National Apprentice Tyre Technician of the Year (Kimberley Locker, STS Tyre Pro) and REACT Roadside Technician of the Year award (Adam Grimley, Central Tyre (Commercial), who shared the award with Tomasz Woiciechowski of Tyre Maintenance).
Yokohama stated that it was “honoured” to secure the NTDA Marketing Campaign of the Year Award 2017. In its award-winning campaign, the manufacturer utilised its partnership with Chelsea Football Club to generate high-profile awareness of tyre safety issues, creating a powerful call to action encouraging football fans to check their tyres and travel safely.