The NTDA is delighted to announce that the 9th NTDA Tyre Industry Awards will be hosted by popular TV presenter Louise Minchin.

One of the former presenters of BBC Breakfast, Louise has previously anchored news bulletins on BBC 1 and the News Channel. She has also presented sports shows, played a cameo, (as herself), in Spooks and managed to get ejected from Hell’s Kitchen – even though she wasn’t a contestant.

After starting out on the Latin American section of the BBC World Service, Louise graduated to helping out the team on Radio 4’s Today programme. She then reported for Radio Berkshire and went on to present numerous slots on Radio 5 Live. Louise hosts Her Spirit, a podcast with more than a quarter of a million downloads that discusses women’s physical and mental health in relation to exercise.

Louise has fronted Channel Five News and their showbiz show, Exclusive. She has also co-presented with the likes of Jon Sopel and John Inverdale, shared the Sunday Life sofa with Colin Jackson, and competed in Celebrity MasterChef. She is also the author of Dare to Tri, the story of how an article on cycling for BBC Breakfast led to a passion for the sport, and then an obsession which culminated in her representing Britain at the World Triathlon Championships

The awards ceremony, sponsored by Sailun, will take place at the Association’s 93rd Annual Dinner taking place at the VOX Conference Centre, Birmingham on Thursday 6th October and sponsored, once again, by Maritime Cargo Services.

NTDA Chief Executive Stefan Hay said: “Naturally we are thrilled to have a presenter of Louise’s calibre hosting the Tyre Industry Awards Ceremony. More than 500 guests have already booked for the 93rd Annual Dinner and we anticipate more will follow once the award finalists are announced – it’s going to be another amazing night for the UK tyre trade and associated aftermarket and as always, one that tyre industry professionals should not miss!”

To book your place at the 93rd Annual Dinner and 9th Tyre Industry Awards contact NTDA Membership Secretary Alison Keitch via: E: info@ntda.co.uk or T: 01296 482128