The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has scooped the prize for Website of the Year at the 2012 Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards, capping a happy couple of weeks for the association.
Commenting on the accolade for the Ten Alps-developed website, RHA operations director Richard Ellithorne said: "Reaching the shortlist at the TAF Best Practice Awards was exciting in itself, but to come away as the winner in our category came as a wonderful surprise.
"A lot of hard work goes into making www.rha.uk.net an invaluable tool for our members and it is tremendously encouraging for us all to have that hard work recognised.
"We are thrilled to have won this award and are keen to build on our website’s success."
The awards recognise, reward and promote best practice amongst trade associations in the UK and the ceremony was attended by over 300 guests at Plaisterer's Hall in London.
It seemed fitting that the event was hosted by FairFuelUK spokesman Quentin Willson, who also shared in RHA's other recent success - the Chancellor’s decision to abandon August’s 3.02ppl duty increase until 2013 at the earliest.
The FairFuelUK alliance, of which the RHA is a leading member, has campaigned tirelessly over the past year in bid to torpedo the August fuel duty rise.