One of the UK’s biggest business groups, Logistics UK, has announced (1 December 2022) the winner of its first ever national Transport Manager of the Year competition.

Lee Prentice, Transport Manager at Greggs plc, was crowned winner at the business group’s Transport Manager event in Coventry following the final round of judging. Iain Fortune, Fleet/Logistics manager at Bristol Waste, was awarded second place.

David Wells, Chief Executive at Logistics UK, comments: “After a tough competition, we are delighted to present Lee with the title of Transport Manager of the Year 2022. The judges were extremely impressed with the excellence Mr Prentice demonstrated across all facets of the role – his ability to problem solve and find solutions to issues took the biscuit! This competition truly represents the best of the best and I would also like to extend my congratulations to our second place winner, Iain Fortune – as well as all those that were shortlisted – as it was a very close run battle for the title.”

“I am extremely honoured to be crowned as Logistics UK’s first Transport Manager of the Year,” comments Lee Prentice. “It’s a challenging but rewarding competition and the other finalists pushed me all the way with their determination. I look forward to pushing the boundaries and creating more opportunities next year – being a Transport Manager is constantly challenging but it’s a role I love. I guess you could say that this role is the cherry on the top of the role!”

Trophies were awarded on the day for first and second place, with three other shortlisted finalists Anthony Rosier, James North and Thijs Bontekoe, receiving certificates.

Logistics UK is one of the UK’s leading business groups, representing logistics businesses which are vital to keeping the UK trading, and more than seven million people directly employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With COVID-19, Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. Logistics UK supports, shapes and stands up for safe and efficient logistics, and is the only business group which represents the whole industry, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods.