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Northwards honoured at ceremony

Representatives of Northwards picking up a prize at the UPN awards.

LOCAL haulage firm Northwards is celebrating after winning three prizes at a national awards ceremony hosted by United Pallet Network (UPN).

The company was named rural haulier of the year and Scottish and Irish haulier of the year at the latest UPN transport awards, which were held at the weekend in Nottingham.

Northwards also received a gold award for service excellence for a second year in a row.

Commercial director Neil Leslie and and managing director Murray Prentice attended the award ceremony and they said they were “very pleased” to collect the prizes.

Northwards was formed in 2002 and it now has depots in the Northern Isles, Aberdeen, Inverness, Scrabster and Glasgow.

It works with UPN, which connects members and customers with a range of pallet freight throughout UK and Europe.

“The continued development of new technology available through the network enables customers to track and monitor the progress of their delivery with live signature captures at point of delivery throughout the network,” Leslie said.

“We handle around 100 pallets a night, trunking from the UPN hub in Lichfield and is probably a part of our business that folk in the isles don’t realise we do. It provides great transport links for the isles throughout the UK and beyond.”