A SUSSEX based haulier has been presented with a national award by TV star James Nesbitt.

The Cold Feet star awarded F&G Transport the prize in recognition of the firms on-going growth and success.

He appeared at the Fortec Distribution Network, which was held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole.

The Bognor haulier was presented with the Regional Member of the Year Award for the south east, the award was presented by the Irish actor.

The ceremony was sponsored by Still, and was to celebrate independent hauliers nationwide.

F&G Transport is a member of the Fortec Distribution Network – a pallet network of independent haulage firms who work in partnership to collect and deliver freight across the UK.

Emma Lindsley, director at F&G Transport, said: “We were delighted and very proud to have received the Regional Member of the Year Award for the South East.

"It really is a team effort with office, warehouse and driving staff all playing their significant part in ensuring our continued excellence in service to both our customers and the members/shareholders in the Fortec Distribution Network.

“The Fortec Distribution Network continues to adapt, grow and progress and we are thrilled to be part of that success story.”

The company was selected for the award due to its continued growth, compliance, quality distribution and communication.

As a member of the Fortec network, F&G Transport has played a key role in its national success, helping to establish and grow services in the South East and beyond.

The night was a special celebration for Fortec and its members as it celebrated its 25th Anniversary in what was the company’s first in-person event in nearly two years.

It was also the first in-person event held in partnership with Pall-Ex Group, which acquired Fortec in August 2020.

Kevin Buchanan, group CEO at Pall-Ex Group, said: “We are proud to mark this significant milestone with our network members, who deserve recognition for their role in building the Fortec Distribution Network into the successful logistics operation it is today.

“We are delighted to highlight the work of F&G Transport in particular, with the Regional Member Award, for their standout contribution to Fortec over the last 12 months, going above and beyond to ensure continuation of service and their dedication to maintaining high standards.

“The industry as a whole has faced a tough couple of years, with the pandemic and Brexit creating unique challenges, and our members deserve to be celebrated as haulage heroes.”

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