UKIFDA Show 2023: Closing date for Driver of the Year

8th March 2023


Download the Driver of the Year 2023 Award entry form here, and please submit your entries to Dawn Shakespeare at

The Driver of the Year 2023 award, sponsored by OAMPS, recognises and rewards the very best of our industry’s driving talent, and UKIFDA is delighted to announce that entries are open for nominations.

The winner will be announced at the UKIFDA Show Dinner, which is taking place on 10 May 2023 at the CBS Arena in Coventry, rounding off the UKIFDA Show & Conference 2023.

Driver of the Year entries can be submitted by UKIFDA Member companies regardless of size or scale from anywhere in the UK and Ireland, and the closing date for entries is 30 March 2023.

Urging people to nominate their driving heroes, UKIFDA CEO Ken Cronin explains what the assessment team is looking for: “It’s all about finding those superstars of our industry. Maybe one of your drivers has helped a customer or colleague in need, demonstrated an especially high level of professionalism or made a positive impact in terms of best practice, efficiency or brilliant customer care – we want to hear from you!”

OAMPS, the specialist adviser to the hazardous fuels and environmental sectors, sponsors this prestigious award. Karl Jones, Account Director of OAMPS, comments: “For the 22nd year running, we are delighted to be embarking on the search to find the industry’s best tanker drivers across the UK and Ireland and hear their inspirational stories.

“We love the fact this award celebrates and shines a light on how much more these individuals deliver, day in and day out, over and above the fuel deliveries themselves, how they manage and mitigate risk for customers and colleagues alike through their continued efforts to practise and promote professionalism at all times.

“We look forward to receiving and reading the details of all the great drivers nominated for this year’s award, every one of which does their industry proud.”

Shortlists will be revealed in the New Year and the award ceremony will form part of the UKIFDA Show Dinner, sponsored by Mabanaft.

In other news, Tony Brown has started undertaking his site audits for Depot of the Year, sponsored by Pen Underwriting, so make sure your depots are functioning at their highest level.

Already with sponsors lined up for the other awards, UKIFDA can also announce that Fuel Oil News will be sponsoring the Innovation Award, Oilshield is the sponsor of the Green Award, whilst UKIFDA is supporting the Young Person of the Year Award.

Download the Driver of the Year 2023 Award entry form here.

To book tickets for the Show Dinner, please email UKIFDA Membership and Events Manager Dawn Shakespeare at

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