By Oliver Hall
Tyres organisation leader Peter Taylor, the secretary general of the Tyre Recycling Association, has just been awarded an OBE for services to the industry.
The honour is bestowed in recognition of his commitment to the tyres industry, including his pioneering work in developing a ground breaking tyre recovery and recycling programme.
Mr Taylor, OBE, said: “I am absolutely delighted to receive this important honour, however without the help and support of other members of the tyre industry and its various trade associations we would not have been able to establish the Responsible Recycler Scheme and make it work as effectively as it does.
“I am happy to accept this honour on behalf of the UK tyre industry.”
It is the first time for many years that the tyres industry has received a prestigious Royal honour, according to Tyre Trade Online News.
Mr Taylor, who is also the long term director of the Imported tyre Manufacturers Association (IMTA), has devoted 40 years service to the tyre industry and is credited with helping to develop a voluntary scheme to track, trace and recyle tyres.
Peter has also devoted a considerable amount of time in the area of tyre safety.
As secretary of the Tyre Industry Council, now TyreSafe, from the late 1990s he helped establish and promote tyre safety campaigns with the police and many other non-governmental organisations.
The initiatives helped reduce the number of illegal and dangerous tyres on the road from over 20% to 15% thereby contributing to a reduction in accidents on UK roads.
Denna Bowman, Head Office