Inaugural Tyre Industry Awards Finalists announced

After three exciting months of receiving the nominations from industry, the NTDA can finally announce the finalists for the first Tyre Industry Awards. Since announcing the changes to the awards evening format, a tremendous interest has been shown, from sponsors, nominees and attendees alike and the 85th NTDA Annual Dinner sponsored by Zenises (Z) is set to be a sell-out.

NTDA Director Stefan Hay said: “2014 has seen a fierce contest for the finalist shortlists with many ‘familiar faces’ joined by some new-comers and there have been many genuine surprises in some categories with previous winners failing to receive nominations in categories they have previously dominated! In some cases nominees were so neck-and-neck we have had to increase the shortlists to six finalists”. So who received the most nominations and who are the 2014 finalists?

Tyre Manufacturer of the Year Award – Sponsored by BlueSky Pensions:

  • Continental Tyre Group Ltd
  • Apollo Vredestein (UK) Ltd
  • Hankook Tyre (UK) Ltd
  • Bridgestone UK Ltd
  • Goodyear Dunlop Tyres UK Ltd
  • Pirelli Tyres Ltd

Tyre Wholesaler of the Year Award – Sponsored by Goodyear Dunlop:

  • Group Tyre (UK) Ltd
  • Malvern Tyres Group
  • We Sell Tyres
  • Stapleton’s (Tyre Services) Ltd
  • Micheldever Tyre Services Ltd

Tyre & Aftermarket Supplier of the Year Award:

  • Autogem Invicta Ltd
  • Rema Tip Top Automotive UK Ltd
  • Apaseal (NI) Ltd
  • Apaseal  Ltd
  • Tyre Bay Direct Ltd.
  • Tyres on the

Industry Marketing Campaign of the Year Award – Sponsored by Singex-ECi:

  • Pirelli Tyres Ltd (Engineered to Excite)
  • Goodyear (Efficient Grip)
  • Michelin   (Primacy)
  • Continental (World Cup)
  • Tyres on the
  • Infinity Tyres Europe

Staff Training and Development Initiative of the Year Award – Sponsored by West Lake:

  • Pirelli Tyres Ltd
  • Autogem Invicta Ltd
  • Michelin Tyre Plc.
  • Bridgestone (UK) Ltd
  • Tructyre Fleet Management Ltd

The Tyre Retail Centre of the Year Award, sponsored by Pirelli Tyres Ltd, is not open to vote and is decided by an independent market research company that will conduct a series of ‘mystery shopping’ exercises.

Stefan Hay continued: “Please get behind your suppliers, industry partners and favourite brands and support them with your vote. Remember you can only vote online on the NTDA website, voting will go live this week and votes must be entered by Friday 19th September 2014”.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony hosted by the Rt. Hon. Michael Portillo and sponsored by Continental Tyre Group Ltd at the 85th NTDA Annual Dinner, which is being held at the Hilton Deansgate, Manchester on Wednesday 8th October 2014.