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Glitz and glamour as UKMHA presents Archies 2022

17 October 2022

FOR ITS inaugural Archies event UKMHA chose the theme of Hollywood Glamour... and the delivery certainly lived up to the billing.

From the moment the capacity audience entered the VIP Lounge there was a real sense of occasion including a red-carpet walk – complete with paparazzi – a gala-style dining experience and a glittering ceremony.

For the winners of this years’ Awards for Excellence it was undoubtedly a night to remember with host Mark Durden-Smith delivering a dazzling performance ranging from the dignified to the downright hilarious.

“It was a fantastic night and we’d like to extend huge congratulations to all the winners” said Tim Waples, Chief Executive of organisers UKMHA. “As ever, it was a hard-fought contest and every entry deserves recognition for the quality of their nomination.

“Of course, an event like this wouldn’t have been possible without our main category sponsors: IBCS, Combilift, CFTS, Toyota Material Handling, F-TEC, Close Brothers, B&B Attachments, TVH and Mentor; along with our event sponsors: Hubtex, Investec, RTITB and GemOne; our supporters Calor and Transmon Engineering; and our Media Partner Handling & Storage solutions (HSS) magazine.”

Those picking up an Archie include Bennie Equipment, Calor, FB Chain, STILL, Triathlon Battery Solutions, Hiab, Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks, Hyster, and for Safe Site, The Bury Black Pudding Company.

In celebration of rising industry stars, Apprentice of the Year went to Sam Cookson of Toyota Material Handling. 

Services to the Industry was awarded to Graham Hanson in recognition of his work at Bennie Equipment.

As usual, the ultimate accolade – Lifetime Achievement – was greeted with particular warmth with the capacity audience acknowledging the huge contribution made by Ivan Groundwater of Groundwater Lift Trucks. Ivan started his working life as an engineering apprentice, and with the support of his wife Kathleen built a highly successful dealership covering a broad swathe of Scotland. Now retired from the role of MD, Ivan is still actively involved in the business focusing once again on the tools and the running of the workshop facilities. 

“After a two-year hiatus it was great to be able to once again celebrate the industry in person and in such great numbers,” added Tim Waples. “I would like to say a personal thank you to everyone who attended. We’re already looking forward to next year.”

Winners at the Archies 2022

Award Category

Winners

Sponsor

Supplier of the Year 

Calor

Combilift

Dealer of the Year 

Bennie Equipment

Highly Commended: Hitec

IBCS

Safe Site 

The Bury Black Pudding Company

CFTS

Safety Ancillary Product

FB Chain

Toyota Material Handling

Safety Manufacturer Product

STILL

F-TEC

Innovation Ancillary Product

Triathlon Battery Solutions

UKMHA

Innovation Manufacturer Product

Hiab

Close Brothers

Environment 

Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks

B&B Attachments

Ergonomics 

Hyster

UKMHA

Apprentice of the Year 

Sam Cookson of Toyota

Highly Commended:
James Stout of Linde

TVH

Services to the Industry

Graham Hanson

Mentor

Lifetime Achievement

Ivan Groundwater

UKMHA

For a full break down of the winning products, companies and individuals, please see www.ukmha.org.uk

You can see a gallery of image from the evening here

 
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