The tyre safety organisation reports that the award was given in acknowledgement of the company’s “outstanding contribution to the work of TyreSafe since its formation at the start of 2007,” and was presented to National Tyres’ chief executive officer, Tony Neill, by TyreSafe chairman Rob Beddis at the NTDA Dinner in Birmingham on Apr. 16.
National Tyres became a foundation member of TyreSafe when it emerged out of the old Tyre Industry Council, and since day one has helped to develop a new structure, tyre safety strategy and re-branding, which TyreSafe reports has already had a profound effect in raising tyre safety awareness and wider road safety. TyreSafe adds that, since its formation, National Tyres has actively engaged with, and supported, the recruitment of new members. Membership now stands at 26 companies, representing all the key tyre industry organisations.
Commenting on the award, Tony Neill said, “We are delighted to receive this award from TyreSafe. National Tyres and Autocare, along with our colleagues from Continental, Michelin, Cooper Tires and Kumho, has invested a considerable amount of time and resources into the launch of TyreSafe in 2007 and its on-going management, because we strongly believe in the work it is doing to raise awareness of tyre safety issues, amongst all users of tyres. The success of TyreSafe in 2007 has been validated by the incredible support received from all sectors of the industry and we look forward to helping TyreSafe build on that success in 2008.”
TyreSafe’s Rob Beddis said, “The award is well deserved. Some bold decisions were necessary when TyreSafe was first created but its success, helped tremendously by the support and enthusiasm of the team at NTA, has been more than justified. We look forward to continued support from NTA and all of our other supporters for the vital road safety work that TyreSafe has to perform.” (Tyres & Accessories/Staffordshire, U.K.)