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Travis Perkins Driver of the Year

25 November, 2010

Dave Powell from Wickes Birmingham Hub has won this year's prestigious TP group Driver of the Year competition and a brand new Ford KA.

The 51 year old hi-ab driver scored an impressive 95% in his on-road assessment with a Police Advanced Driving Instructor (ADI) to take the top spot ahead of 12 fellow drivers representing each TP group business.

"The first round was tough this year," said Graham Bellman, Group head of transport, "We used a number of disciplines to nominate the champion driver for each business, including our Masternaut Vehicle Tracking System. We looked at accident statistics; driver compliance such as tachograph infringements and vehicle appreciation; customer care and HR related statistics, then a senior management panel from each business nominated its champion."

Wickes IW and HDC, and TSC drivers ran their own Semi Final events to select a champion driver to represent them in Round 2 at Palmer Sport in Bedford.

It wasn't all advanced driving on the day. Finalists were given the opportunity to take high performance BMW M3's for a spin on the Palmer race circuit - quite literally in some cases.
"Driving today is a hazardous occupation and we need all our drivers to return home safe every day, " commented Graham, "Drivers are ambassadors for our business, and the competition reflects this by raising awareness of road safety and rewarding those colleagues who demonstrate safe and responsible driving."

TP group Driver of the year 2010

        Dave Powell - Wickes Birmingham Hub
Runners Up:
        Ivan Puddephatt - Nether Heyford I/W
        Jason Knowlton-Maile - Wickes HDC
        Bob Kidd -  TP Carlisle
        Lee Edmeades - TP Balham Hill
        Mark Ratcliff - CCF Leeds
        Simon Knowles - Benchmarx Crawley
        Chris Alexander - DHL Brackmills
        Geoffrey Garner - TP Kings Lynn Stores
        Miles Handbury - TP Nottingham
        John Alderton - Alton Timber (TP)
        Dave Richards - Keyline Milton Keynes
        James Postance - CPS Walton on Thames


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