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Fowler Welch Wins At Transport Industry ‘Oscars’

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July 05, 2013 at 13:52

Fowler Welch’s David Cooke has been named Transport Manager of the Year. The announcement was made last night (3rd July) at the prestigious Motor Transport Awards – the transport industry’s annual showcase event – at the Grosvenor House hotel in London. The news follows Fowler Welch’s recent International Procurement & Logistics UK Haulier of the Year Award and also Asda’s Primary Carrier of the Year award earlier in 2013.


David Cooke is presented with this award by TV’s Dara O’Briain and Karen Crispe, MD of sponsor, Tachodisc

Fowler Welch, the chilled, ambient and FMCG logistics and warehouse specialists, has said it is extremely proud of Cooke’s achievement. Cooke was presented with his award by TV’s Dara O’Briain and Karen Crispe, MD of sponsor, Tachodisc, in front of 1,600 guests.

Up against the transport industry’s very best professionals from the UK’s most high profile companies, Cooke impressed judges with his ‘attention to training, staff retention and customer service’. Judges went on to say, ‘He has a strong focus on creating an enjoyable working environment – the ‘Team Ethic’ – that promotes innovative thinking and greater productivity. David has devised a strategic plan that optimises local routes, uses subcontractors effectively and rotates the driver pool.’

Listening, Responding, Delivering’ has been instrumental in securing this recent trio of award victories and is at the very heart of how Fowler Welch interacts with its customers. It also now forms part of the company’s new ‘globe’ corporate identity, unveiled for the first time on its trailer fleet last week.

Also in attendance at the awards was Fowler Welch Managing Director, Nick Hay, who added, “This is an amazing achievement for David and his team in Spalding. It reflects the enormous range of areas where Fowler Welch achieves industry leading standards across David’s team, our Spalding site and the whole of Fowler Welch.

“On behalf of the whole business, I’m incredibly proud of David and would like to congratulate him on this outstanding award.”