Forklift Driver of the Year 2021!
Amazing skills were on display at the Northamptonshire Logistics, Forklift Driver of the Year competition. There was an air of expectation at our first 'attended' event since lockdown, with businesses entering their best drivers to compete for a winners cup and £300 voucher; with second winning £200 and third £100. There were also £50 vouchers for the winners of each competitive discipline - the Football Challenge and Rugby Challenge.
The overall winner was Will Laki (Clipper Logistics), who said that he now has to convince Clipper to put up a trophy cabinet in their new facility in Daventry! Will also won the Football Challenge. In second place overall, and winning the Rugby Challenge outright, was Raj Singh (Weetabix). With third place overall going to Lewis McIntyre (Alpro).
It clearly demonstrated how important FLT Drivers are to the success of businesses.Congratulations to everyone who took part, you all did yourselves proud.
We are already looking forward to next year's competition so look out for notifications coming soon!
Northamptonshire boosts a statistic of 1 in 7 jobs in the county being in the logistics sector; growing at a faster rate than any other!
FLT Operators play a crucial role in keeping operations efficient and safe and although operations can be fast paced and demand high levels of concentration but without their skills, accuracy and professionalism the industry would suffer significantly.
The Northants Forklift Driver of the year competition was an amazing opportunity to showcase the very best of our logistics workforce as the best in the county. Our inaugural Forklift Truck Operator competition was held on Friday 6th September this year and won by Paul Stafford from Alpro.
This event was kindly sponsored by:
Key Sponsors supporting the event are:
- Linde Material Handling (Wellingborough) – providing premises, judges and refreshments on the day.
- Howdens have sponsored our fantastic winners cup for the event
We still have a number of exciting sponsorship opportunities for this event, please contact us for more information!