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AKW Group has promoted management trainee George Richards to network support manager.

Richards (pictured) joined AKW in 2015 as a transport POD clerk, and AKW said his enthusiasm and eagerness led to a promotion onto the management training programme just months later in January 2016.

During his first year in the role Richards was invited to speak at the International Road Union Conference in Georgia, where he spoke about the industry's need for new talent.

At the beginning of this year Richards was given his new role, in which he heads up a small team.

His management trainee position has been filled by recent law graduate Jack Hewertson.

Richards said: "My goals for this time are to grasp the art of management, making sure my team are working in the most efficient way possible whilst still being motivated and enjoying their time at work."

  • In his spare time, Richards plays in his band The Big Peach in and around Manchester. We're newly converted fans in the Motor Transport office - have a listen below.