The NTDA has announced that Suzi Perry is to be the host of the 2016 Tyre Industry Awards. Suzi Perry is a popular and well-known television presenter, currently covering MotoGP for BT Sport. She is also known for covering MotoGP for the BBC for 13 years, The Gadget Show on Channel 5 for 9 years and the BBC’s Formula One coverage from 2013 to 2015.
Receiving the TIA for Tyre and Aftermarket Supplier of the Year at the 86th NTDA Annual Dinner for the second consecutive year, Rema Tip Top Automotive UK stated that it was “incredibly honoured” to have secured the vote by an independent industry panel.
Bridgestone’s double victory at the NTDA Awards 2015 was labelled a “significant breakthrough for the business.” The world’s largest tyre manufacturer won both the Tyre Manufacturer of the Year and the Industry Marketing Campaign of the Year awards, presented at the Annual Dinner in early October. Bridgestone added that the awards pay “tribute to the giant strides made by its senior management team over the past 12 months.”
Merityre Specialists Limited, Sunbury on Thames said that its status as Tyre Retail Centre of the Year, presented to the company at the National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) annual awards, was reward for its hard work. The centre also stated that the support it receives as a Pirelli Performance Centre (PPC) has helped it to achieve its high standards.
Winning the National Tyre Distributors Association Wholesaler of the year award in 2015 was “an extra special achievement”, according to leading tyre wholesaler Stapleton’s. This is said to have especially been the case as it was the first year in the awards history that all the awards were judged by a panel of independent adjudicators from the wider tyre and automoteive industry community.
The winners of the 2015 Tyre Industry Awards were announced during the 86th NTDA Annual Dinner on 1 October following the new one-day Tyre Industry Conference at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Birmingham. Attendance at the dinner set a new record, with 60 tables sold out. The speaker and presenter of the awards was former England Rugby Union international, amateur dancer and current television pundit, Austin Healey, who added some trademark irreverence to proceedings. The Awards were also live-tweeted as they were announced on the @Tyrepress Twitter feed. The awards were sponsored this year by Sailun Tyres.
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 NTDA has announced plans to host a one-day conference on the 1 October, alongside its popular Annual Dinner and Tyre Industry Awards. The event, which will be sponsored by Zenises, is moving to the International Convention Centre (ICC), Birmingham.
According to the NTDA, the ICC was chosen for its “accommodating layout and fluid walkways connecting 10 halls and 10 executive meeting rooms, together with a dedicated registration area and foyers”. Furthermore, the venue has hosted many high profile events including the G8 Summit in 1998 and is the only UK venue to have hosted all three of the major Political Party Conferences in the last five years.
The winners of the 2014 Tyre Industry Awards were announced on 8 October at the 85th annual NTDA Dinner. The awards once again generated wide interest within the British industry, with 14,000 votes cast across the five voting categories. In the Tyre Centre of the Year category, Encircle Marketing’s series of mystery shopping exercises dictated the winner; all four finalists were rewarded by a plaque.
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.
The NTDA has announced that leading pension provider BlueSky Pensions is to sponsor the prestigious Tyre Manufacturer of the Year Award at the Association’s 2014 Tyre Industry Awards.
BlueSky Pensions, which is an affinity partner to the NTDA, is at the forefront of pension provision in the UK and operates a variety of products and systems to ensure quality employers meet all of their legislative responsibilities and employees are provided with a highly governed qualifying workplace pension scheme.
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.