Celebrating a Hero In the Microlise Driver of The Year Awards 2020


A driver from City Plumbing Supplies has been recognised as a true driving hero in the Microlise Driver of The Year Awards 2020.

With nomination-based awards receiving more entries than ever before and telematics-based categories containing an initial eligible pool of over 225,000 drivers, the 2020 winners are leading lights in the industry, having triumphed after a process of rigorous data analysis, corroboration by employers and assessment by an independent judging panel.

The Microlise Driver of the Year HGVHero Award recognises drivers who have gone above and beyond to respond safely, professionally and with great community spirit when faced with potential human tragedy on our roads.

Phil Hoskins from City Plumbing Supplies Holdings Limited, delivers plumbing & heating products to domestic properties and new build sites in Greater Manchester. On a regular drop last February, Phil witnessed an elderly man falling from his zimmer frame onto the pavement. Phil immediately stopped his vehicle and performed what proved to be life-saving CPR. He then called 999 and waited with the gentleman and his wife until the ambulance arrived to transfer the man to a nearby hospital. According to Phil’s managers, this incident simply highlights Phil’s willingness to always do the right thing by stepping up and helping others.

According to Chief Executive of Microlise Nadeem Raza, the independent judges relished their role. “The Microlise Driver of the Year Awards highlight drivers who act with great courage and presence of mind when faced with challenges on the road. Our winner clearly shows how lives can be saved through sheer bravery as well as through experience, knowledge and training.”

Driven by safety to provide industry-leading, integrated fleet technology, Microlise is the UK market leader across HGV telematics, with a current installed base of over 500,000 global assets. The company works with many of the transport industry’s leading operators, including 14 of the UK’s largest retailers and with industry heavyweights such as MAN Truck & Bus, Knorr-Bremse and JCB.

Further information on Microlise can be found at www.microlise.com.