COULD YOU BE THE NEXT LGV DRIVER OF THE YEAR?

LGV drivers are the face of our industry. Their actions shape the image and reputation of their employer and the industry as a whole. It’s a demanding role with long hours, and it’s almost all conducted in the public eye, which is why drivers representing their employer and industry with the utmost professionalism deserve an award of their own.
If you can demonstrate skill, accuracy and professionalism to a high standard, then it’s time to enter yourself or a colleague!

ENTRIES FOR THE LGV DRIVER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION ARE NOW CLOSED.

Online entry registration is now closed.

Live competition shortlists announced – 12 June

Live competition – 8 September
Newark Showground, Newark, NG24 2NY

The top 6 competitors from each competition will be announced on the day and invited to the Talent in Logistics Awards ceremony. 

Awards night – 1 October
Concorde Conference Centre, Manchester

Nominees must be a licensed C or C+E LGV driver, and must live in the UK.
Please note, instructors can not enter this category.

Nominees can enter themselves, with a referee or be entered by their trainer or manager.

2020 Online Entry

  • Nominees must complete an online questionnaire, testing theoretical knowledge.
2020 Live Competitions 
  • If successful after the online entry stage, nominees will be invited to participate at the live competition during September. Here they will face a number of interactive challenges where they will go head to head in demonstrating a high level of skill and safety through practical driving operation.

2020 Awards Ceremony

  • If successful after the live competition stage, the top six competitors will be invited to attend the Talent in Logistics Awards ceremony (for free) on 1 October 2020.

ENTRIES FOR THE LGV DRIVER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION ARE NOW CLOSED.

This year’s Talent in Logistics Awards will be held on 1st October 2020 at Concorde Conference Centre, Manchester

The top 6 finalists will be invited to the Talent in Logistics Awards ceremony for free. 

Tickets to the awards are now on sale and can be booked here.

For the individual 

  • Free place to attend the Talent in Logistics Awards
  • The title of “LGV Driver of the Year 2020”
  • Winner profile showcasing your achievements, featured online and in print
  • £1,000 worth of Love2Shop vouchers

For the employer

  • Show the sector you invest in your workforce
  • Attract new, skilled and dedicated people
  • Rise above the competition 

Online entry registration is now closed.

The National Logistics Academy

Sponsor - The National Logistics Academy

The National Logistics Academy provides training, apprenticeships and workforce development to large, levy paying national logistics employers through a nationwide network of specialist logistics training providers. With a combined turnover of £50 million and some 500 staff, the National Logistics Academy is a force in logistics training across the UK.

In March 2020 The National Logistics Academy was rated as “good” for overall effectiveness and for every other aspect of its apprenticeships provision. The National Logistics Academy provides the full range of logistics training courses and career development programmes including: Driver CPC, Transport Manager CPC, ADR, LGV licence acquisition training and logistics apprenticeships for both new and existing employees.


forklift operator of the year

Sponsor - UniCarriers

For the fourth year in succession, lift truck manufacturer UniCarriers will sponsor the Forklift Operator of the Year.

In the UK, UniCarriers is based in Thame, Oxfordshire, and is the largest in the subsidiaries. UniCarriers is totally committed to developing the most efficient and cost-effective materials handling and storage solutions for their customers. All equipment is designed and built to the highest specification in order to reduce Life Cycle Costs. As a result, UniCarriers has developed a reputation for supplying durable, reliable equipment for the most arduous of operations, providing cost-effectiveness through high efficiency and reduced downtime.

UniCarriers have a history of winning awards for their trucks and service, such as the IFOY (International Forklift Truck of the Year), Red Dot Award (product design), and TCS&D Materials Handling Supplier of the Year, and Customer Service Award.

UniCarriers are part of the World’s 3rd largest materials handling company, Mitsubishi Logisnext Co. Ltd and are owned by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

Sponsor - UniCarriers

For the fourth year in succession, lift truck manufacturer UniCarriers will sponsor the Forklift Operator of the Year.

In the UK, UniCarriers is based in Thame, Oxfordshire, and is the largest in the subsidiaries. UniCarriers is totally committed to developing the most efficient and cost-effective materials handling and storage solutions for their customers. All equipment is designed and built to the highest specification in order to reduce Life Cycle Costs. As a result, UniCarriers has developed a reputation for supplying durable, reliable equipment for the most arduous of operations, providing cost-effectiveness through high efficiency and reduced downtime.

UniCarriers have a history of winning awards for their trucks and service, such as the IFOY (International Forklift Truck of the Year), Red Dot Award (product design), and TCS&D Materials Handling Supplier of the Year, and Customer Service Award.

UniCarriers are part of the World’s 3rd largest materials handling company, Mitsubishi Logisnext Co. Ltd and are owned by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

Sponsor - UniCarriers

For the fourth year in succession, lift truck manufacturer UniCarriers will sponsor the Forklift Operator of the Year.

In the UK, UniCarriers is based in Thame, Oxfordshire, and is the largest in the subsidiaries. UniCarriers is totally committed to developing the most efficient and cost-effective materials handling and storage solutions for their customers. All equipment is designed and built to the highest specification in order to reduce Life Cycle Costs. As a result, UniCarriers has developed a reputation for supplying durable, reliable equipment for the most arduous of operations, providing cost-effectiveness through high efficiency and reduced downtime.

UniCarriers have a history of winning awards for their trucks and service, such as the IFOY (International Forklift Truck of the Year), Red Dot Award (product design), and TCS&D Materials Handling Supplier of the Year, and Customer Service Award.

UniCarriers are part of the World’s 3rd largest materials handling company, Mitsubishi Logisnext Co. Ltd and are owned by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.