Paul Hagan from Allen Logistics (NI) Ltd has been voted Driver of the Year at the annual Export & Freight Transport & Logistics Awards.
Paul was presented with his award, sponsored by RSA NI, at a glittering ceremony at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast.
He came out tops in what was a closely contested catgegory, with chief testing instructors Colin Hamill and Colin Skelton from Transport Training Services (TTS) putting drivers through their paces to assess each of them on a variety of driving skills.
Commented the judges: “While it was very difficult to separate the three top drivers, it was Paul’s exceptional ability in the low speed manoeuvring that set him apart on the day.”
With its main operational headquarters just off the M1 motorway at Moira in County Down, and a second depot in Liverpool, Allen Logistics is a key supplier of transport services to major Blue Chip companies across Ireland and the UK.
The company celebrated 50 years in business in 2016 when it also won the Top Fleet of the Year category in the same event.
With 20 separate categories, the annual Transport & Logistics awards, organised by the Hillsborough based publishers of Export & Freight magazine, 4SM (NI) Ltd., is widely regarded as the premier event in the Irish Transport & Logistics calendar, attracting entries, support and sponsorship from all the leading players in the industry.