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Robin Proctor, Stewart Jack and Graham Bellman.

PTS drives off with top award

Published:  17 January, 2012

NORTHAMPTON: Stewart Jack from PTS RDC in Newcastle has been named ‘Best Driver’ at the Travis Perkins Group 8th annual Driver of the Year Awards.

The judges at Travis Perkins were given the gruelling task of selecting drivers from across the entire group, which consists of over 15 000 employees. Each driver was judged on their technical driving skills, customer service and safety, with the top 16 drivers being invited to the award ceremony. As well as the award, Mr Jack received £3000 in holiday vouchers as a prize.

“This is a fantastic achievement and one I am very proud of," Mr Jack said of the award. "It was great just to have been invited to the awards, but to actually win is just incredible. I really enjoy being a driver, you meet different people every day which adds real variety to my working week.”

Ian Church, managing director for PTS said: “We are so pleased that a driver from PTS has been crowned driver of the year, especially as safety is key to our company and the Travis Perkins Group as a whole. Stewart is an outstanding representative of the entire PTS team and his dedication, hard work and customer service skills have paid off.

“He is a deserving winner and we are sure that he will enjoy spending his travel vouchers on a well-earned family holiday.”

The award was presented to Stewart by Group supply chain director Robin Proctor and Group head of transport Graham Bellman.