Microlise names Howdens Joinery’s Jamie Lamb as young driver of the year

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Howdens Joinery employee Jamie Lamb has been named as the top young driver in the Microlise Driver of the Year Awards 2020.

The competition uses telematics information from Microlise, as well corroboration by employers and assessment by an independent judging panel.

Lamb’s awards citation said: “With four-and-a-half years of driving experience, Jamie takes navigating in and around central London very much in his stride and is respected and liked by both colleagues and customers alike.

“Jamie took part in an in-house apprenticeship scheme at Howdens to move from the warehouse space into transport.

“According to his managers and peers, Jamie has handled the transition with a passion and enthusiasm that is unmatched, while acting as a positive role model for other young people who are thinking of a career in logistics.”

Bob Harbey, executive director of Microlise, added: “The standard of entries was outstanding and a true credit to all those nominated.

“All of our shortlisted drivers would have been worthy winners and we particularly enjoyed reading about the younger drivers who are excelling in what is a relatively new career.

“Although for many, it has taken a global crisis to highlight the critical role of drivers, we remain committed to recognising the most inspiring drivers who perform their role with such enthusiasm, commitment and expertise.”

The awards judging panel include chief executive of the Road Haulage Association Richard Burnett, former Traffic Commissioner for Scotland Joan Aitken, board advisor to London Ambulance Service and Transport Focus Theo De Pencier and Harbey.

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