A HAULIER has been recognised for its work with a national award.

JT Leyland Limited, from Milnthorpe, received the Palletised Haulage Network (Pall-Ex) Jelf Award for Excellence in Freight Management.

JT Leyland was selected as a winner by Pall-Ex due to its growth, compliance, quality distribution and communication over the last 12 months.

Mike Leyland, managing director at JT Leyland, said “We are delighted that our staff’s care and efforts when handling and delivering our customers’ freight has been recognised with this award.

"Pall-Ex has a great group of hauliers covering the UK and Europe, so I am very proud to be recognised for our service and high standards.”

Held at De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre, the awards event was hosted by comedian Paddy McGuinness, who shares his hometown of Bolton with Pall-Ex founder Hilary Devey CBE - of Dragons' Den fame.

Kevin Buchanan, group managing director at Pall-Ex said: "We are delighted to celebrate their commitment to providing exceptional service and maintaining the high standards our network is known for.

"The team has gone the extra mile to help us excel."