14.12.2022 | Haulage

ATL Comes Together to Celebrate Success

Annual event recognises colleagues’ crucial roles and brings together the entire team for a night of fun and camaraderie.

Intended to recognise the standout contribution of its drivers over the past year, ATL Haulage Contractors made sure that its recent driver awards (held on 26th November) were planned with fun at the top of the agenda.

Organised to mark the contribution of colleagues at both its London Gateway and Southampton depots, Ash Karia, ATL’s director of operations, says: “The evening was all about celebrating success. Not only the winners and runners up, but the efforts of the entire ATL team and their contribution to our continued growth and success.”

Hosted in Brentwood, Essex, over 270 colleagues, strategic partners, award sponsors, friends and family of the company came together to celebrate the evening’s worthy winners and to enjoy dinner, dodgems, rodeo, Christmas stalls and more.

Fleet Director Jamie Woodward says: “The purpose of the annual event recognises the crucial roles colleagues have played and brings together the entire team for a night of fun and camaraderie. The chance to laugh at each other’s rodeo skills made it a night to remember!”

Award recipients and category sponsors are as follows:

Best Newcomer – Gateway (Award sponsored by Citynet and presented by Simon Fitter)

Winner – Gary Woolner / Runner-up – Alan Stock

Best Newcomer – Southampton (Award sponsored by Virgin Money and presented by Mark Harley)

Winner – Mark Barnett / Runner-up – Colin Cooper

London Gateway Most Improved Driver of the Year (Award sponsored by DP World and presented by Andrew Bowen)

Winner – Scott Stichbury / Runner-up – Darius Aschiopoae

Southampton Most Improved Driver of the Year (Award sponsored by Seven Asset Management and presented by Tom Dunnett)

Winner – Alex Manole / Runner-up – Matt Wells

London Gateway Traffic Office Hero of the Year (Award sponsored by ERB Commercial and presented by Lee Banks)

Winner – Kevin Pusey / Runner-up – Neale Marston

Southampton Traffic Office Hero of the Year (Award sponsored by Provego and presented by Tim Carder)

Winner – Marian Coman / Runner-up – Mark Bartlett

London Gateway Driver of the Year (Award sponsored by HDI Global and presented by Michael Reynolds)

Winner – Edwin Margerison / Runner-up – Cristinel Lepadatu

Southampton Driver of the Year (Award sponsored by MC Truck & Bus and presented by Dean Harris)

Winner – Ivo Nikolov / Runner-up – Andy Moore

ATL Champion Driver of the Year (Award sponsored by DAF and presented by Avtar Singh

Winner – Edwin Margerison

Zak Karia Driver’s Driver of the Year – Gateway – Award

Winner – Sam Pearn

Zak Karia Driver’s Driver of the Year – Southampton – Award

Winner – Karl Makey

Managing Director, Amit Karia, concludes: “A standout night that was enjoyed by all, the awards also made for a positive end to one of the most turbulent years the Shipping industry has ever seen. With 2023 a landmark year for ATL – we celebrate 15 years in business – we’ve got lots to look forward to and are delighted that we’ve got such a strong ‘ATL family’ to share all future success with.”