At the prestigious Motor Transport Awards 2012, held this week at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, Isuzu Truck U.K.’s managing director Nikki King received a further industry accolade winning the 2012 ‘Service to Industry’ award, sponsored by APC Overnight.
According to the organisers, this special award is given to the person who, the judges believe, has made an outstanding contribution to the road transport industry.
Nikki King was selected for this influential award by a judging panel consisting of Steve Hobson, Motor Transport’s Editor, Syed Ziaullah, from the award sponsors APC Overnight, and the previous winners of the award.
As Managing Director of Isuzu Truck UK, Nikki King has risen to the top of the profession in an industry traditionally dominated by men, through sheer talent and determination. With a passion for customer care, Nikki has moved the goalposts on customer service in the commercial vehicle industry.
Nikki was awarded an OBE for services to the road transport industry in 2002 after chairing the first two years of the combined CV Show in Birmingham. She is also a non-exec director of Auto 22, the commercial offshoot of the Catch 22 charity that works with disadvantaged young people and offers apprenticeships in social enterprise garages. Nikki was the first female member of the Council of the Institute of Road Transport Engineers, and was elected chairman of the IRTE Professional Sector Council. She also chaired the RHA Recovery Committee and started the RISC Charity that provides financial support to recovery operators injured at roadside.
More recently, Nikki has become something of a media star, after featuring in an episode of ‘Undercover Boss’ on C4, and she is a regular contributor to Radio 4’s ‘The Bottom Line’, ‘Any Questions’ and Daily Politics, dispensing her unique brand of no-nonsense business acumen.
The 27th Motor Transport Awards evening is considered to be the road transport industry event of the year and took place on Wednesday 13 June 2012 at London’s Grosvenor House to a sell-out audience of nearly 1,600 people.