Each award will be presented during the UKIFDA Show Dinner, sponsored by Mabanaft, which will be held as a separate event in The Premier Lounge at the CBS Arena on the evening of the UKIFDA 2023 Show and Conference in Coventry.
The award sponsors have carefully reviewed multiple entries for each category and have deliberated hard to narrow down the shortlist.
The judging panel’s shortlist is as follows:
The Driver of the Year 2023 – sponsored by OAMPS
The Driver of the Year Award recognises and rewards the very best of our industry’s driving talent.
Karl Jones, Account Director of OAMPS, comments: “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.
James Walker – Allan Stobart
Stephen Harris – Certas Energy
Tomasz Tomkowiak- WCF Chandlers
Depot of the Year 2023 – sponsored by Pen Underwriting
Driving the standard of safety forward for distributor depots, the Depot of the Year Award is decided by UKIFDA’s Tony Brown, who audits the depots.
Drem Depot – Certas Energy
Gillingham Depot – Tincknell Fuels
Mansfield Depot – NWF Fuels
Green Award 2023 – sponsored by Oilshield
The Green Award celebrates environmental initiatives within the industry and this year we are looking for businesses totally committed to achieving a decarbonised future and able to demonstrate an outstanding environmental performance.
A spokesperson for the company said: ‘Oilshield is delighted once again to be sponsoring the UKIFDA Green Award. Every year, the entries we see across the sector are always encouraging and demonstrate a real desire to push towards a greener future.
“We look forward to meeting this year’s finalists and wish everyone the best of luck!”
Innovation Award 2023 – sponsored by Fuel Oil News
The UKIFDA Innovation Award is designed to find and celebrate the most innovative products or services within the fuel distribution industry.
Margaret Major, Group Managing Editor of Fuel Oil News, said: “With our continual coverage of the industry’s challenges and developments it is always good to hear about those who invest significant time and resource in supporting industry progress.”
We are particularly excited this year that members have been able, for the first time, to nominate non-members for this award and, in doing so, also shine a light on the importance of the wider support of those people and companies who impact on the sector’s ability to continue to meet customers’ evolving energy needs.
Commercial Fuel Solutions Ltd
Young Person of the Year 2023 – sponsored by UKIFDA
The Young Person of the Year Award highlights the contribution young people make to the fuel distribution industry.
UKIFDA CEO Ken Cronin comments: “We introduced the Young Person Award to the 2022 EXPO. This year’s finalists are of an equally high standard. Attracting, retaining and rewarding the young people in this sector is crucial for its future development and success, and this award is our chance to celebrate those who are making their mark on it.”
George Brinkworth – Ford Fuels
Ellie Norfolk – Watson Fuels
Karina Kunickaite – Watson Fuels
Customer Service Award 2023 – sponsored by worldpay from FIS
New for this year is the Customer Service Award, an opportunity for UKIFDA members to celebrate their hard-working customer service colleagues.
One of our particularly popular categories, the winner will be announced on the night.
Chris Adlard, Senior Director CS, Worldpay SMB UK supports this new award: “At worldpay from FIS, we are committed to delivering a great experience to our customers, as evidenced in our Excellent Trustpilot score. So we are delighted to be sponsoring the Customer Service Award at the UKIFDA Show 2023.
“This new award celebrates those who dedicate themselves to helping customers, providing outstanding service and excellence – especially when dealing with changing needs and difficult challenges.”
To book Show Dinner tickets, please email UKIFDA Membership and Events Manager Dawn Shakespeare at ds@UKIFDA.org
27th April 2023