East Midlands flour miller Whitworth Bros has taken the top prize at this year’s Tip-Ex/Tank-Ex Show.

The family-owned business won the Tanker Operator of the Year award at the event. Held in Harrogate this month, Tip-Ex/Tank-Exis a national show for the tipper, tanker and bulk haulage industries.

Judges were looking for successful business strategy, a commitment to training tanker drivers, evidence of “innovative thinking” and a focus on health and safety.

Whitworth Bros increased its road presence this year, adding 19 Feldbinder tipping tankers to its fleet.

Additionally, the firm has used remote tanker tipping systems to keep operators away from potential harm, and dehumidifier units and a tanker top central lid locking system to improve food safety.

The Tanker Operator of the Year category was sponsored by Feldbinder UK, which manufactures specialist vehicles used by the utility transport industry.