FLTA Awards for Excellence: Get involved

Fork Lift Truck Association reveals ways companies and individuals can reward excellence (and be rewarded, too!)

With preparations underway for the 2019 FLTA Annual Awards for Excellence, the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) is encouraging individuals and companies involved in lift truck operations to get involved.

Now in its 25th year, the Awards is a firm fixture on the materials handling calendar – providing an opportunity for the industry to come together and celebrate those who are working to raise standards.

FLTA chief executive Peter Harvey explains: “Because the Awards has been created by the industry and for the industry, it’s vital that our Awards represent every aspect of it… and, to do so, we need everyone involved: from operators and colleagues on the front line through to dealers, manufacturers and suppliers.

“We’ve designed a number of routes for companies and individuals to get in on the action… whether they’re small operations or large corporations.”

The Fork Lift Truck Association has identified the five most popular ways to take part. They are:

  1. Enter a product or service.

Launched something special between 1st October 2017 and 30th September 2018? Then you could find yourself in line for an Archie statuette. Modelled on Archimedes, it’s the fork lift industry’s version of an Oscar. Categories include:

  • Environment
  • Ergonomics
  • Safety
  • Innovation
  1. Put forward an individual or team.

There are also awards that look to honour companies or individuals who have done something special. While Dealer Member of the Year recognises the FLTA Member who embodies the Association’s values, the Safe Site Award, for owners and operators of forklifts, recognises those teams who have strived to make operations safer.

In addition, there are individual Awards which recognise those changing the industry and/or the Association for the better, including: Lifetime Achievement, Services to the FLT Industry and Services to the FLTA.

Awards nominations are open to anyone within the industry – not just members – and many previous FLTA winners have put themselves forward for an Award.

  1. Become a sponsor

Staging an event of this scale would be impossible – without the unwavering support of Sponsors and Supporters.

Peter Harvey adds: “These companies play a particularly prominent role throughout the event, as well as in pre and post event publicity.

“Each year there are fresh opportunities to link your brand to the industry’s most prestigious and most publicised event.”

  1. Join the jury

Introduced in 2016, the Awards Jury plays a significant role in ensuring the event’s integrity, fairness and integrity.

Peter Harvey explains: “Over the years, we’ve had representatives from dealers, manufacturers, trainers and end users sit on this panel. Importantly, each of the 12-strong jury possesses in-depth understanding of lift truck operations – including the latest products and developments.

“With so many different views present, it can make deliberations a challenge. But, because of this, we are confident that this group is equipped to review, assess and select our winners in key categories, such as Innovation.”

  1. Book a ticket

Join the FLTA in celebrating the best in the industry, and network with dealers, manufacturers, suppliers, and customers on Saturday 30th March 2019 at the International Centre, Telford.

“And, if you are a Member,” adds Peter, “make sure you login to get a significant discount on the cost of attending.”

Remember, the closing date for awards entries is the 30th September. Details on all the above are available on the FLTA website.