Birmingham – 22nd November 2019 – The Isuzu D-Max has been awarded ‘Van/Truck of the Year’ for a second consecutive year at the 2019 On The Tools Awards. 

Finalists were announced at a ceremony held at Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham on Friday 15th November. The awards recognise and reward construction workers, sub-contractors, tool and equipment manufacturers, and construction companies from across the UK. The event was presented by stand-up comedian Justin Moorhouse, with 450 guests in attendance at a gala dinner, including builders, tradespeople and leading construction brands.

CEO of On The Tools, Lee Wilcox said: “We’re delighted to now have celebrated four years of successful On The Tools Awards. This year’s event was incredible, our biggest yet! Over 20,000 people within the construction industry voted, and the calibre of the winning individuals and brands involved has continued to impress. Huge congratulations to all of the team at Isuzu for being recognised within their field.

26 awards were given out during the night, including ‘Labourer of the Year’ which was sponsored by Isuzu UK once again, and awarded to Adam Forder.

Designed to recognise both individuals and leading brands the awards were judged by a panel of industry judges and an online public vote. This year’s judges included: Adam Callow, CEO of Expert Trades, Gavin Crane, Trustee of Band of Builders, Wayne De Wet, Multiple Award Winner and Industry Expert, Sam Hiner, Account Director, Ridgemount PR, Katie Kelleher, Crane Operator and Industry Influencer, Dave Seal, Managing Director, Advent Tools, Tibby Singh, BBC’s Carpenter of the Year and a Multi-Award Winning Carpenter and Joinery Expert, Jaggy Singh, Construction Influencer, and Andy Stevens, Builder and Broadcaster.

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From the day we were founded in 1916 in Japan, and when we started Isuzu UK in 1987 to import and distribute our legendary Trooper model, we have always been about what our customers need and want.

Today, equipped with a punchy turbo diesel engine, the D-Max pick-up is leading the charge, delivering 164PS and 360Nm of torque. Each new model comes with 125,000 mile/5 Year warranty and 5 years UK and European roadside assistance. With towing capabilities of 3.5 tonnes, a maximum payload of 1,161kg and a 4x4 drive, the award-winning Isuzu D-Max works for customers day and night even achieving 40.4mpg, meeting Euro 6 emissions standards without the need for AdBlue.

At Isuzu we only make commercial vehicles. We focus on making our pick-ups tough, strong and built to go the distance. Isuzu are the pick-up professionals. We are best placed to discuss pick-ups with professionals, aiming to meet our customers every individual need.

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