Forklift Operator of the Year Finalists Announced

Talent in Logistics is happy to announce the shortlisted finalists for the 2020 Forklift Operator of the Year Competition 2020.

The competition, which is being held in partnership with UniCarriers for the fourth consecutive year, is one the many events Talent in Logistics organises to reward and recognise key workers from within the sector.

The shortlisted finalists for the 2020 award will compete as follows:

9th September

  • Keely Hadfield – Mantra Learning
  • Samantha Tyson – PPG Architectural Coatings UK Ltd
  • Craig Colbeck – PPG Architectural Coatings UK Ltd
  • Paul Wilson – Banner Chemicals
  • Stephen Walker – Malcolm Logistics
  • Shaun O’Keeffe
  • Ricky Mustoe – Idea Recruitment
  • Scott Trotham – National Composite Centre

10th September

  • Steve Desborough – Howdens
  • Gerald Clinton – Lyreco
  • Tim Evans – Jack Tighe
  • Mitchell Godwin – Unipart Logistics
  • Mark Hickman – Premier Access Solutions
  • Stewart Loades – D and F McCarthy
  • Carl Richards
  • Steve Gibson – Paintbox

11th September

  • Mark Harris – Tesco
  • Matt Burbidge – Impact Sound & Lighting
  • Marc Bonsor – Richard Johnston’s
  • Hacene Chaher – Knowhow
  • Ross Smith – Veolia ES Field Services Ltd
  • Philip May – Freight Movement
  • Nik Williams – Castell Howell Foods Ltd
  • Chris Martin – DHL Parcels UK

All our amazing finalists have been selected based on their scores from an earlier online test. They will now join the judging team in Telford, at the Talent in Logistics headquarters, for a day of live tests. The finals will be held in a safe environment, with social distancing observed and no access to the general public. More details regarding the competition finals can be found here.

The winner of the Forklift Operator of the Year award will be revealed during the unique online Talent in Logistics Awards ceremony on 1st October, and will be the recipient of a £1000 cash prize.

We encourage our supporters and any colleagues, friends or family of the competitors to register to watch the virtual competition finals to see the operators demonstrating their high level of skills and show them your support.

To register please visit here.