The Northern Rewards 2023 are now open for nominations to celebrate best practice across the North of England road haulage sector.

Organised by MT's sister title Transport News, the event is open to all HGV operators based in the North of England, including public sector fleets, own-account and 3PLs.

Previous operator winners include the likes of AW Jenkinson, Brit European, Clugston Distribution and Fagan & Whalley, with Freightlink Europe MD Leslie O’Brien awarded the Northern Road Haulage Personality of the Year accolade.

“The Northern Rewards recognise excellence in operation and shine the spotlight on the success of the Northern road transport sector,” said Transport News editor Kevin Swallow.

“It’s a fun, lively event to attend with colleagues and provides a fantastic networking opportunity to interact with fellow industry peers and make new connections.”

Winners will be announced at the Northern Rewards Champagne ‘Full English’ Breakfast, complete with entertainment, held in the Mercure Hotel, Manchester, on Friday 6 October.

Sam Fagan, business strategy director, Fagan & Whalley, said: “Celebrating the successes of the Northern transport industry is crucial, as it highlights the vital role that the sector plays in driving the region's economy forward.

“We are thrilled to have won the Northern Livery of the Year award at the October 2022 Transport News Northern Rewards event. It is an honour to be recognised for our livery and recognition in our industry by our fellow logisticians.

“Winning this award represents our team's hard work and dedication to exceptional customer service.

“We enjoyed the Northern Rewards Breakfast event, an excellent opportunity to connect and network with other industry professionals while celebrating its achievements.”

Lesley O’Brien, MD, Freightlink Europe, said: “It’s always a great privilege to receive any award, but to receive an unsolicited award and, as a northern girl, to be recognised and rewarded by the transport community in the North of England was extra special.”

You can enter your own business, or nominate companies and individuals across a wide range of categories (see below), via an easy online form.

Entries must be received by 1 September.

The categories:

  • Northern Fleet of the Year
  • North's Top Road Safety Haulier
  • Northern Tipper Operator of the Year
  • Apprentice of the Year Steve Gray Memorial
  • Northern Local Authority Fleet of the Year
  • North's Top Trailer Fleet
  • Northern European Haulier of the Year
  • Northern Livery of the Year
  • Northern Transport Woman of the Year
  • Industry Innovation Reward
  • Northern Transport Manager of the Year
  • Northern Haulage Company of the Year
  • Northern Tanker Operator of the Year
  • Industry Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Road Haulage Personality of the Year