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Culina driver receives royal recognition

Culina driver receives royal recognition

Giorgio Lercara from Culina Hoddesdon won both the Microlise ‘Driver of the Year’ and also the Microlise ‘Short Distance Driver of the Year’ Award, at the recent 2016 Microlise Driver of the Year Awards.

The main award was presented to Lercara personally by HRH The Princess Royal, who was addressing the Microlise Transport Conference 2016 - held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 18th May in front of over 1,000 transport industry leaders - in her capacity as patron of Transaid.

Lercara was previously a van driver for Culina’s Corney & Barrow operation out of Hoddesdon. He has also driven rigid vehicles before progressing to driving articulated vehicles which he has been doing for just over a year now.

“Giorgio is a prime example of what we are achieving here at Culina. Our national and local programmes are enabling Culina to train and develop the most professional drivers in the industry,” commented Thomas van Mourik - Culina Group CEO.

“Our drivers are an absolutely key component of our company. Culina stand or fall by the quality of the drivers we recruit and train. Giorgio is a testament to the high quality driver training provided by Culina Group. Indeed this year three Culina Group drivers were shortlisted into the final 22 drivers for the Microlise ‘Driver of the Year' award.

"This was from a total of 110,000 drivers from across the UK transport industry whose performance was measured by Microlise.”

The Microlise Awards have the stated aim of highlighting the UK’s most talented Heavy Goods Vehicle drivers and acknowledging the vital work they do. The headline Microlise Driver of the Year Award is based purely on the analysis of telematics data and manager feedback.

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