GLOBAL tyre manufacturer Bridgestone is celebrating back-to-back Tyre Manufacturer of the Year titles from the National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) for the first time.
In an awards ceremony held on 6th October at The Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham, Bridgestone walked away with not only the Tyre Manufacturer of the Year trophy but also the Staff Training & Development award.
Robin Shaw, Bridgestone’s managing director (second from right, above), said: ‘We are so proud to win the NTDA’s Tyre Manufacturer of the Year award for 2016, after also triumphing 12 months ago in the same category.
‘It is such a difficult award to win. We thought it was something special in 2015, so to have won it for a second time is incredible.
‘It validates the tremendous amount of hard work that everyone at the company carries out on a daily basis in an attempt to meet our ‘Serving Society with Superior Quality’ mission statement.
‘We were keen to highlight the many successes we’ve recorded since winning in 2015, while communicating how the many different parts of our business works together to product some memorable results.’
NTDA’s chief executive Stefan Hay commented: ‘This is another fantastic result for Bridgestone who, once again, have set the bar very high. Seeing Bridgestone’s training team win – featuring Phil Thirsk, who is also the Chairman of the REACT Steering Group and with whom I have worked very closely over the last three years – was terrific.
‘And then a second year as manufacturer of the year is a tremendous effort. Bridgestone has truly wowed the judges!’
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