Spalding logistics firm Fowler Welch can rightfully claim to have the best transport manager in the UK after David Cooke struck gold at this year’s Motor Transport Awards.
David, senior operations manager at the West Marsh Road firm, was named Transport Manager of the Year after impressing his peers by his performance in leading a team of more than 150 drivers who deliver to at least 500 locations across the country.
He was presented with his award by Karen Crispe, managing director of award sponsors Tachodisc Ltd, at a gala awards evening in London.
The event was hosted by comedian Dara O’Briain, host of television programmes Mock the Week and The Apprentice – You’re Fired.
David said: “I was over the moon to receive this award although it was a bit of a shock when I looked at the other nominations.
“There were so many other people who would have been more qualified than myself to win.”
Judges drawn from the road transport industry praised David for his commitment to training, efficiency and man-management skills, while clients spoke of his hard work, outstanding customer service and popularity amongst drivers.
Fowler Welch managing director Nick Hay said: “This is an amazing achievement for David and his team.”