A recruitment agency in Northampton is celebrating after winning two awards at the Northamptonshire Logistics Awards.
NN1 Personnel, which specialises in supplying drivers to local companies, was delighted to take away two trophies from the ceremony which saw some of the leading names in the county’s logistics sector attend to celebrate the achievements of individuals and teams in the industry.
The awards saw a record number of entries and judges struggled to choose between the exceptional shortlisted candidates, opting in some categories to give out awards to joint winners.
Bartek Kowalczyk of NN1 Personnel was named as joint winner of the HGV Driver of the Year category, and NN1 Personnel was chosen as joint winner of the coveted Logistics Temp Agency of the Year accolade.
Bartek was nominated by the company because of the positive influence he has on his colleagues. He was described as ‘a role model for new drivers’ and ‘always willing to help and go the extra mile’. His ‘passion for safety and quality’ and willingness to ‘pass on his knowledge to less experienced drivers’ were also commended.
Justyna Sodel, Director of NN1 Personnel, says: “It’s fantastic for us to come away with two awards. We only entered two categories so to come out on top in both is more than we could ever have hoped for!
“I’m delighted to see the hard work and dedication of everyone at NN1 Personnel being recognised in this way. We treat our drivers with great respect and in return we receive their commitment and loyalty, which helps us deliver a first-class service to our clients. We can rely on our drivers at all times and can boast a 100% attendance record, which is practically unheard of for an agency that supplies temporary staff.
“I’m really pleased for Bartek too – he is such a worthy winner and is a great representative for NN1 Personnel. It just goes to show that being passionate and honest about what you do really does pay off!”
Tony Bellott, Chair of the Northamptonshire Logistics Forum, which organised the awards, said: “Huge congratulations to all our finalists and winners – testament to the thriving logistics sector we have here in Northamptonshire. The quality of the entries was outstanding, with double the applications we had last year. This is a true celebration of the achievements and success of organisations across the county.”