The 27th edition of the Motor Transport Awards took place on the 13th June 2012 at London’s Grosvenor House, to a sell-out audience of nearly 1,600 of the industry’s big names.

The Motor Transport Awards are the premier event in the transport industry calendar, celebrating best practice, outstanding achievement and innovation. The night was compered by comedians Jimmy Carr and Shawn Lock and, with 18 categories up for grabs, it was sure to be an exciting night – and it didn’t disappoint. The categories touched on all aspects of the industry from the Customer Care Award to celebrating innovation with the Best Use of Technology award, won by Palletways.

Although these categories were strong in their own right, one particular category was the pinnacle of the night for the Keltruck team. The Apprenticeship of the Year category, which was sponsored by Keltruck and won by logistics firm Eddie Stobart / System Training, was presented by Chris Kelly MP who is also a non-executive director of Keltruck.

Commenting after the awards, Chris said: “I was delighted to present the Apprenticeship of the Year Award on behalf of Keltruck to Eddie Stobart and System Training. It was absolutely fantastic to be able to join in recognising and celebrating the considerable investment in our young people made by all of the fantastic apprenticeship schemes in our industry and particularly those of our finalists on the night. Apprenticeships can change lives and I commend the road transport industry for investing so substantially in the next generation.”

Motor Transport Awards
Andrew Bentley, MInst SMM
Head of Vehicle Contracts and Marketing