Dean Dodd, from Blyth, has been named Driver of the Year in the annual Moody Logistics and Storage awards.
Not only is he the youngest driver of the Cramlington-based company’s 20-strong fleet, but he is also the newest, having only joined the family-owned firm 18 months ago as an apprentice.
The 25-year-old scooped the accolade after receiving the most votes from his colleagues, some of whom have been with the company for almost 25 years.
He said: “I was over the moon to receive the award. I didn’t expect to win and I’m really grateful that they voted for me.
“I really enjoy it here. My apprenticeship training was great – I like getting out and about and every day at work is different.”
The Moody Logistics and Storage staff awards aim to recognise all workers for their commitment to the business.
There are safety accolades for all staff who have been accident free for the year, awards for those with zero Tachograph errors and there is an attendance award for all the administrative staff who have had no days off in the year.
Managing director Caroline Moody said: “We have always been committed to training our staff to the highest level and putting our faith in people who want to learn.
“Dean is a great example of how successful our apprentice programme has been. He did really well throughout his training and as this award shows, he is very popular with his colleagues.”
For more details about the business, call 01670 710060.