Award for Depot 101

12 September 2016

Above : Roger Allen and Ali Karim

Hazchem Network’s M.D. Ali Karim following being one of the judges for Motor Transport Awards in London; was delighted to join Allen Logistics [our member for ADR / Hazardous Goods logistics in the six-counties that make up Northern Ireland], for the 2016 Export Freight Awards, hosted by The Ramada Hotel Belfast.

It was special night as Allen Logistics celebrates their 50th Anniversary.

The firm’s proud heritage began in 1967 when Linden Allen took over from his father William, with just two trucks. For over the next 46 years Linden progressively built up a successful organization which prided itself with a first-class personal service to every one of its clients. Under Linden’s dynamic leadership and drive, the firm has grown into a 30 strong fleet of modern, high specification vehicles supported by 60,000 sq ft of warehousing facilities in Northern Ireland, Liverpool and Leicester. Since then the Brothers James and Roger Allen have taken the reigns.

Last year Allen Logistics celebrated being awarded ‘Haulier of the Year’, at the 2016 Export Freight Awards.

This year, Allen Logistics were shortlisted for many awards, including having two drivers on the ‘Driver of the Year Award’, as well as ‘Haulier of the Year’ and ‘Warehousing Company of the Year’.

Apart from the shortlisting, a surprised James Allen [Managing Director] left our table to accept ‘Fleet Operator of the Year’ Award when Allen Logistics was announced the winner. .

We captured the moment below on video

The event was invigorating for our Managing Director, who apart from being a fan of Heavy Metal and Hard Rock also enjoys Country Music as do many people in Ireland [North and South]. The evening had cover versions of two of his favourite songs, which he recorded below -

Cover of Steve Earle’s ‘Galway Girl’

And a cover of Kenny Rogers’ philosophical song ‘The Gambler’

So after the awards, it was time to network and celebrate Allen Logistics 50th Anniversary, as well as raise our glasses of Guinness for their ‘Fleet of the Year’ Award.

For your transport and warehousing needs in Northern Ireland, we recommend speaking to Allen Logistics, and more information is available here >

Or contact James Allen Direct

Tel 028 9261 1520

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Above : James Allen, Linden Allen and Ali Karim