Balloo Hire’s Gary Barnes Voted Transport Manager of the Year

Gary Barnes from Balloo Hire has been named Transport Manager of the Year 2019 at the annual Export & Freight Transport & Logistics Awards.

Gary was presented with the much prized Transport Manager of the Year award by Volvo Trucks UK & Ireland, Managing Director, Robert Grozdanovski, at a glittering ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in South Belfast which was attended by around 600 guests from all sectors of the industry and compered by BBC NI News presenter Sarah Travers and Actor and Comedian Tim McGarry.

Organised by the Hillsborough based publishers of Export & Freight magazine, 4SM (NI) Ltd, the event, now in its 18th year, is Ireland’s premier platform of recognition for those operating in the transport and logistics sector; it celebrates and rewards the very best in an industry that continues to meet its challenges head-on with resilience and perseverance.

The large gathering at the event heard that ‘having taken his company to the next level in terms of new electronic systems to aid both driver and maintenance compliance, Gary has also introduced new ways of working to improve both efficiency and the customer experience, showing an excellent knowledge of transport legislation.’

According to the judging panel, Gary, who beat off stiff competition from three other finalists, demonstrated ‘a fantastic level of enthusiasm for transport and for developing himself as a transport manager.’


Congratulations from everyone at Balloo!


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