The 14th annual UK Warehousing Association Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday 3rd July 2013, at The Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, London.
Expect Distribution are delighted to announce that 2 members of our team have been shortlisted for the final of the UKWA Awards 2013.
Steve Vaughan is a finalist in the UKWA Warehouse Manager Of The Year and Daniel King likewise in the UKWA Junior Manager Of The Year category.
Steve joined Expect in June 2011 during the time that our Halifax site was in a transition stage after the opening of our new Premier Point Site in Bradford.
Operations Director, Neil Rushworth said “In a relatively short space of time, Steve turned a loss making centre into our most profitable warehousing site and has been instrumental in forming considered and meaningful changes in order to influence staff mentality and stimulate positive improvements in efficiencies”
When asked what his thoughts were on being entered and reaching the final, Steve told us
“ I feel honoured to represent Expect and it would certainly be a major achievement in my career. I have previous experience with companies such as UKG, Hallmark and Hovis whose practices I have adapted to the warehouse at Halifax. The support from the business including the Directors through to the warehouse is important to allow me to reach my goals and I thank all for their support. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.”
Daniel also joined Expect in 2011, recruited to work in administration at our Low Moor Site, however it quickly became apparent that Daniel had far greater potential than the work that was outlined for him originally. Daniel in the following months was promoted to Warehouse Manager.
Neil Rushworth said “Dan demonstrates all the skill sets to allow him to progress further through the company and look to senior management. The success of the Low Moor site is largely down to his management and he has accommodated and risen to all the challenges set before him.”
Daniel added “I am very proud and honoured to be put forward for such a prestigious award and looking forward to experiencing such an event, I would like to thank everyone whom has contributed to helping build Low Moor into a self sustaining and profitable site especially all the Low Moor staff over the last two years.”
Well done and good luck to both of them, from the rest of the Expect Team.