The Micheldever Group recorded its tenth TyreSafe Award in 2020, as Micheldever Tyre Services (MTS) and Protyre recorded their respective third and seventh consecutive victories in their categories. MTS won Wholesaler of the Year, while Protyre retained the Large Retailer of the Year accolade. Micheldever also paid tribute to MTS customer Stone Tyres, which swept the board at this year’s event with a hat-trick of awards.
Hankook Tyre UK is TyreSafe’s Tyre Manufacturer of the Year for 2020. It is the second consecutive year that Hankook has won the award, recognising Hankook’s significant contribution to raising driver awareness of tyre safety-related issues. Over the past twelve months Hankook UK launched three tyre safety campaigns across social channels including Facebook and YouTube. TyreSafe chair and chair of awards judging, Stuart Jackson said: “Hankook’s commitment to raise awareness on tyre safety resulted in a well targeted campaign, which highlighted specific messages relevant to their core age group. A good library of resources was created to support it resulting in a programme of clear and engaging content.”
Bridgestone’s range of technologically advanced products and services has helped the company win national road safety charity TyreSafe’s Innovation & Use of Technology Award 2020. The new award represents further recognition of Bridgestone’s contribution to road safety by TyreSafe. The manufacturer collected the Tyre Manufacturer of the Year title in 2018, an Outstanding Achievement Award in 2017 and an Innovation & Use of Technology trophy for its DriveGuard runflat technology, also in 2017.
The Michelin Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) – Bike has been crowned the winner of the Innovation & Use of Technology Award at The TyreSafe Awards ceremony. Designed by Global Michelin licensee Fit2Go TPMS, the product was launched onto the European market in January 2019 – introducing new levels of safety for riders, for whom tyre condition is critical.
Bridgestone has been named Tyre Manufacturer of the Year honour at the TyreSafe Awards 2018. The manufacturer prevailed in the competitive category thanks to a number of safety initiatives and pro-active partnerships, which were noted by a panel of independent judges.
Yokohama has been presented with its third award from TyreSafe, the UK’s tyre safety charity, at its annual dinner. In taking TyreSafe’s Highly Commended Award, Yokohama secured its third consecutive win from the charity, having taken the Tyre Manufacturer Award for the previous two years.
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.
Jeff Fowkes Wheels, a family run garage in Leicestershire, won the 2016 TyreSafe Independent Garage of the year – the second time the garage has been recognised with a national award in three years. The news comes as the company starts to expand its services to mark 30 years in business with the work force doubling in size to meet demand at the Station Road site in Ibstock.
Pirelli recently received the Safety in the Community accolade at the annual TyreSafe Awards ceremony at the Belfry Hotel and Resort. Last year Pirelli ran a number of activities along these lines including specific events during TyreSafe’s October Tyre Safety Month. The aim of the campaign was to raise awareness within the local community about the required tread depth of tyres.
TyreSafe’s Innovation and Technology Award, sponsored by Michelin Tyre, has been awarded to Sigmavision. The award recognises the innovative use of technology within the tyre industry, and TyreSafe’s positive contribution to raising awareness of tyre safety issues. Chairman of TyreSafe, Stuart Jackson said the Sigmavision TreadReader shows “versatility [and] capability for adoption across a comprehensive span of applications.”
UK tyre safety awareness organisation TyreSafe invites all road safety stakeholders to enter submissions for the TyreSafe Awards 2016. The awards are open to non-members of TyreSafe as well as its supporters and seek to recognise the work and achievements of those campaigning to raise awareness of tyre safety in the UK during 2015. Winners will be presented with their awards at an evening ceremony on 14 July.
Foxy Lady Drivers Club has become the latest motor group to join tyre safety organisation, TyreSafe. Having previously supported TyreSafe’s campaigns informally, members of the UK’s only everyday motoring club for women will now have access to a wealth of tyre safety resources and information designed to help keep them safe on the road. TyreSafe will also be able to access the club’s membership, providing valuable insight and feedback to help the development of its campaigns which aim to raise awareness about the dangers associated with illegal and defective tyres.
A garage and tyre retailer has made a New Year’s resolution to communicate tyre safety messages throughout the year, using its customer database and social media channels as well as relationships with other area organisations concerned with road safety. Ibstock’s Jeff Fowkes Wheels won the inaugural 2013 TyreSafe Independent Garage Award, and now the company has pledged to continue its tyre safety campaigning throughout 2015. While these activities will remain focused on October’s Tyre Safety Month, Jeff Fowkes Wheels makes the point that the messages communicated to drivers then are valid year-round.