Collett & Sons, Testimonial

Once again, credit to Andy and the HeavyTorque team, the Heavies Awards proved to be an excellent evening! We’ve been attending the event since it’s inception in 2015 and each year it’s grown from strength to strength. It provides a fabulous opportunity to celebrate the excellence in the heavy transport industry and for companies to showcase the talented employees who seamlessly undertake these amazing projects. We are truly honoured to collect the Job of the Year CAT3 award at this year’s event and we’re already counting down to the next!

David Collett , Managing Director at Collett & Sons Ltd
The Heavies 2017: Testimonial

An extra special awards event with a professional atmosphere. The Heavies provides a great opportunity to network with potential and existing customer, colleagues and even competitors. It’s a very sociable evening with good food and great entertainment, richly rewarding our niche industry. We look forward to being with you again in 2024.

Arnold Luxen , Sales Director at Faymonville Group
The Heavies 2017: Testimonial

Many congratulations to Andy, and the HeavyTorque team who worked on the organisation of The Heavies 2017. The venue was absolutely perfect with an atmosphere to match. It goes without saying that the awards were presented with accurate, ample content and true professionalism. What better way to spend a Friday evening than being surrounded by friends and colleagues of which many were recognised for their hard work and dedication within the heavy haulage sector. A very big thank you to all concerned for a truly fantastic evening. May we wish you continued success for many years to come.

JP Searson , Chairman at Heanor Haulage Ltd
The Heavies 2017: Testimonial

Congratulations to all involved in the organisation of The Heavies 2017, which yet again proved to be another successful year recognising the hard work by all in the UK heavy haulage sector. For ALE to be recognised for its launch of widening axle technology is a proud moment for all concerned in the project and underlines our commitment to leading the way in bringing innovative solutions to the market. We look forward to participating in future events.

Matthew Rushton , Senior Sales Manager at ALE
The Heavies 2017: Testimonial

The Heavies 2017 proved to be yet another glittering success for the event organisers, Nimble Media and Volvo Trucks. To win the ‘Innovation of the Year – Vehicle Manufacturer’ was wonderful and further recognition for I-Shift with Crawler Gears and its unique and outstanding benefits for the heavy haulage sector. It was great to see so many high profile heavy haulage and crane operators in a social environment, discussing industry issues or just simply having fun. The amazing atmosphere in Peterborough was superb as it’s not often you get to dine with so many great trucks in the room. It all proved that this event continues to go from strength to strength and we look forward to the next event in 2024.

John Comer , Head of Product Management at Volvo Trucks
The Heavies 2017: Testimonial

Since it’s beginning in 2015 The Heavies continues to go from strength to strength and the 2017 event was no exception. The Collett team once again had a fantastic evening surrounded by colleagues and industry professionals celebrating the brightest and best achievements in heavy transport logistics. Collett were delighted to be awarded Operator of the Year, an amazing accolade to add to our awards cabinet. The Heavies is an event’s must for the haulage industry and we eagerly await the next instalment!

David Collett , Managing Director at Collett & Sons Ltd
The Heavies 2017: Testimonial

Once again, another fantastic evening at The Heavies! The move to Peterborough Arena allowed for an increased turnout, adding to an already great atmosphere at this much-anticipated event. Many well-deserved awards were presented during the evening, to both high achieving individuals and companies. This marvellous evening, organised by Nimble Publishing (HeavyTorque), really set the tone for future events as the place to be for the abnormal load industry.

Chris Palmer and Ian Franklin , Keith Rhodes Machinery Installations Ltd
The Heavies 2017: Testimonial

Rydam Universal Ltd were once again delighted to be part of the ‘The Heavies’ 2017 event – Even more so after receiving industry recognition amongst our peers, through the winning of ‘Project of the Year’ category. Both the team and our guests had a fantastic night in the new venue, which looked amazing surrounded by a range of vehicles and trailers. Congratulations to Andy and the team! The whole evening once again proved an excellent showcase for the industry and we look forward to The Heavies 2024!

John Green , Managing Director at Rydam Universal Ltd
The Heavies 2017: Testimonial

Yet again it was another great evening. Making our industry and our people glitzy is quite an achievement! A great charitable cause and an extremely well run event: thoroughly enjoyable.

David Allely , Director at Allelys Group

A high quality of guests attended with great networking opportunities throughout the night. New and old faces to heavy haulage filled the venue. With special thanks to our represented customers: Charles Russell Transport, Herbies Haulage and Ford & Slater. We will be back next year! (2015 Testimonial)

Chloe Hignett , Marketing Manager at King Trailers Limited

The Heavies was met with eager anticipation and did not fail to impress. The venue was amazing, with vehicles and trailers surrounding diners in the spectacular Hangar 42. Heavy haulage remained the main focus of the evening, enabling me to meet with fellow hauliers and exchange stories and business cards. (2015 Testimonial)

Simon Griffiths , Director at Smiths Heavy Haulage

Well organised and a nice location to pass a diverting evening.’ The Heavies 2015’ was a nice experience for Faymonville and our partners in the United Kingdom. To win the prize for the ‘Innovation of the Year – Manufacturer’ was further recognition of our CombiMAX and its outstanding and unique character for the transport sector. This event was a proof of the moving transport business in the UK – a market where Faymonville Trailers occupy the leading position. (2015 Testimonial)

Marco Andres , Press & Communications Manager at Faymonville Trailers

I believe that a lot of hard work went into the evening and I would like to congratulate Andy and Vicky on a wonderful event. From the moment I walked in – surrounded by the industries finest equipment and a unique venue, I knew it would be a great night. (2015 Testimonial)

Stuart Rawcliffe , Director at JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd

The first ever Heavies awards was a resounding success, the Collett team had a fantastic evening and our congratulations go to Andy, Vicky and everyone else involved in the planning, organisation and execution of the event. The Heavies is a welcome addition to the industry’s calendar and we look forward to its continued success in the coming years. (2015 Testimonial)

Michelle Grieves , Marketing & PR Manager at Collett & Sons Ltd

Volvo Trucks were delighted to be part of the inaugural ‘The Heavies’ event, in support of the HTA. From an organisational standpoint the whole event proved an excellent showcase for the industry and one that was enjoyed by invited customers and staff alike. We look forward to “The Heavies 2016” (2015 Testimonial)

Nigel Hanwell , Press Officer at Volvo Trucks

In all honesty I found the evening fantastic. Very well organised with a great ambiance! What I particularly enjoyed was the perfect balance between the official proceedings and ample networking opportunities. The speeches were short but with enough content, and the winners were certainly given their moment to bask in the glory. We look forward to adding this exciting event to our event calendar in future years! (2015 Testimonial)

Han Rekers , Sales Director at Nooteboom

As a world market leader we are very proud to obtain the ‘Trailer Manufacturer of the Year’ award at The Heavies 2015. Thanks for the great ceremony and excellent event! (2015 Testimonial)

Mirjam Weber , Marketing & Social Media Manager at TII Group

Finally an awards dinner for the hard working UK heavy haulage companies! Long overdue, but definitely worth the wait. A fantastic evening was enjoyed by Faymonville representatives and their guests. We look forward to next year’s event which we sincerely hope will be even bigger and better. (2015 Testimonial)

Peter Dougan , Director at Traffco Ltd (Faymonville UK)