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26 July, London: Clearstone, the LGV driver training and recruitment company, is calling on the UK driving industry to celebrate the unsung heroes of the road. The awards are the first of their kind and aim to recognise the skills and abilities of commercial LGV driver across the nation.

The winner will also have the opportunity to experience the world at the other end of the driving spectrum, going from ‘BIG’ to ‘FAST’ – they will receive a fantastic weekend trip of a lifetime, travelling to an Italian racing world finals in Tuscany. The weekend trip for two includes return travel, luxury hotel accommodation and ultra-exclusive raceday VIP hospitality passes! On top of this, the winner will have the chance to wet their appetite and get a taste of life in the fast lane by getting into the driving seat of a supercar on a track experience in the UK, before jetting off for the ‘access all areas’ weekend, mixing with the glitterati of the racing world!

The four runners up will each receive an official certificate presented at the prestigious final awards ceremony in London and exclusive-issue DRIVER OF THE YEAR jackets. These regional finalists will also receive a fantastically indulgent break for two, which will include a night in a luxury country house hotel with gourmet dinner, followed by a pampering spa day at the deluxe Wildmoor Spa and Health Club.

The awards will be open to anyone that drives an LGV commercial vehicle for a living, from 3.5 tonnes and above up to Class 1 drivers. Drivers must be nominated by their employers, colleagues or clients. To enter a driver for the awards, nominations can be made online at: or by post at: Driver of the Year 2007. Clearstone Ltd., 4 Greenland Place, London, NW1 0AP. For further information and an entry pack please call free on 0800 077 6435.

The closing date for nominations will be 7 September 2007 when judging will begin. Regional winners, who will progress to the final on 5 October, will be chosen from London and the South East, the South West and South Wales, the Midlands and East Anglia, the North West and Yorkshire and the North East and West. Judges will include: Steve Agg, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics, Roger King, Chief Executive, Road Haulage Asssociation, Tricia Philips, Editor, Mirror Works and Ade Richards, Principal Instructor, Clearstone Training and Recruitment.

“Drivers really are the unsung heroes of British industry and do a tremendous job on a daily basis that is very rarely recognised. Now for the first time, Clearstone’s Driver of the Year competition gives Britain the chance to celebrate and reward the very best of these heroes of the road. I am really looking forward to seeing the different entries from around the UK and finding out what it is that makes the winner stand out from the crowd.” says Scott Feldman, Head of Marketing and PR, Clearstone.

The Clearstone UK LGV Commercial Driver of the Year Final and Awards will be held on 16 October with the awards presented at an evening dinner at a Central London location.

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About Clearstone

Clearstone is the UK’s leading LGV driver training and recruitment organisation. With a network of training schools across the UK and a powerful recruitment arm, Clearstone boasts the unique ability to both develop a skills base for the industry through its unrivalled training capabilities and bridge the supply-gap by placing its newly qualified and experienced drivers into permanent roles. Clearstone also provides training for corporate clients who choose to outsource their requirements. For more information about Clearstone, visit or call 020 7419 8345.

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Lorna Thompson / Sophie Orlando
Octopus Communications for Clearstone
Tel: 08453700655

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