Tip-ex and Tank-ex Awards winners announced

Turners (Soham) and O'Donovan Waste Disposal have been named Tanker Operator of the Year and Tipper Haulier of the Year respectively at this year's Tip-ex and Tank-ex Awards.

The winners were revealed at the Tip-ex and Tank-ex gala dinner at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate on Friday, which celebrate best practice in the tipper and tanker sectors.

Turners (Soham) recieved the Tanker Operator of the Year Award for its outstanding commitment to best practice across its tanker operation.

O'Donovan Waste Disposal was named Tipper Haulier of the Year in recognition of its drive to improve the image of the tipper and waste disposal industries.

Its MD Jacqueline O'Donovan was named Personality of the Year, due to her passion for making sure the voice of smaller hauliers is heard on issues such as the Direct Vision Standard and the Clocs initiative.

Meanwhile, Mick George was given the Image of the Industry Award for its efforts to improve the profile of the industry by partnering with schools, cyclists and village road watch groups to educate other road users of the hazards around an HGV’s blind spots.

Wincanton received the Tanker Safety Award and Cemex UK was given the Tipper Safety Award.