ATS EUROMASTER REPEATS REACT ROADSIDE TECHNICIAN OF THE YEAR SUCCESS AT NTDA AWARDS

12 October 2016

ATS Euromaster expert technician Lee Hayman has been crowned as REACT Roadside Technician of the Year at the National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) Awards – the second year running that the accolade has gone to one of ATS Euromaster’s team.

Hayman, who works at ATS Euromaster’s service centre in Plympton, is a mobile technician in one of more than 820 service vans operated by the tyre and vehicle maintenance provider.

With qualifications from City & Guilds in every type of vehicle tyre fitting and roadside breakdown, he specialises in truck tyre management. Operating across a predominantly rural patch, Hayman manages ATS Euromaster’s largest regional customer account, Gregory Distribution, which encompasses some 500 vehicles and 900 trailers.

In addition to regular tyre management work – including fleet checks, tyre husbandry and scheduling complex work – Hayman has also attended thousands of roadside callouts in six years without incident, a testament to his commitment to ATS Euromaster’s industry-leading health and safety principles.

Stefan Hay, NTDA Chief Executive, says: “The quality of all of the nominees for REACT Tyre Technician of the Year 2016 was absolutely outstanding and the judges had a very difficult task on their hands. However, Lee’s achievements really stood out and we congratulate him both on his win and on becoming first among a cadre of exceptional technicians!”

Hayman joined ATS Euromaster in 2010 as a trainee, and has built a strong reputation as a confident, affable communicator, who is prepared to take tough decisions to ensure all work is carried out safely. Customers and management alike note that he has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the fleets on which he works, and his ability to develop a rapport with anyone has enabled him to retain major accounts year-on-year, as they relish the outstanding care he provides.

Peter Tye, Group Operations Director, ATS Euromaster, says: “I’m delighted that for the second year running, ATS Euromaster has set the standard by which all mobile technicians should be judged. Lee is an outstanding example for all to follow - he has expertise and competence, an impeccable commitment to safety and an engaging personality that is loved by customers. We are delighted that the NTDA has given him the recognition he has truly earned and deserves.”

The annual NTDA Awards are judged by a panel of industry peers, and represent the highest accolades available in the tyre industry.

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About ATS Euromaster

Birmingham-based ATS Euromaster Ltd , part of the Euromaster Group , was established in 1965 and operates approximately 340 centres, more than 820 service vans and employs nearly 2,600 people, providing coverage across Great Britain. It is the country’s largest comprehensive tyre distributor, supplying tyres for cars, vans, trucks, buses/coaches, materials handling equipment, agricultural machinery and construction plant. The company’s expertise also extends to car and van service, maintenance and repair (SMR), including: menu-driven servicing, Class IV & Class VII MoT tests, brakes, batteries, shock absorbers, oil, exhausts, fault diagnostics and air-conditioning servicing. ATS Euromaster is accredited by both safecontractor and the Contractors Health and Safety Scheme (CHAS) and has been granted a Royal Warrant as tyre specialists to Her Majesty The Queen. It is also an official ‘industry partner’ to the Freight Transport Association’s Van Excellence programme. For further information visit: http://www.atseuromaster.co.uk/business

Note to editor: For press information visit ATS Euromaster’s online newsroom or contact James Boley on 020 8647 4467, or by email to james.boley@garnettkeeler.com .

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Birmingham-based ATS Euromaster Ltd, part of the Euromaster Group, was established in 1965 and operates approximately 340 centres, more than 820 service vans and employs nearly 2,600 people, providing coverage across Great Britain. It is the country’s largest comprehensive tyre distributor, supplying tyres for cars, vans, trucks, buses/coaches, materials handling equipment, agricultural machinery and construction plant. The company’s expertise also extends to car and van service, maintenance and repair (SMR), including: menu-driven servicing, Class IV & Class VII MoT tests, brakes, batteries, shock absorbers, oil, exhausts, fault diagnostics and air-conditioning servicing. ATS Euromaster is accredited by both safecontractor and the Contractors Health and Safety Scheme (CHAS) and has been granted a Royal Warrant as tyre specialists to Her Majesty The Queen. It is also an official ‘industry partner’ to the Freight Transport Association’s Van Excellence programme. For further information visit: http://www.atseuromaster.co.uk/business