FLTA honours Richard Shore for ‘Services to Industry’

Sponsor Jeremy Spooner from Investec Asset Finance, Richard Shore of Mentor Training and FLTA Awards for Excellence host Gyles Brandreth

The founder of Mentor Training, Richard Shore, has been recognised by the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) for his outstanding contribution to the field of lift truck safety and training – having overseen the training of more than half a million workers.

Credited with establishing the UK’s first national fork lift truck training network, Richard was presented with the prestigious ‘Services to Industry’ accolade at the FLTA’s Awards for Excellence.

Since his career began in 1979, Richard has devoted his working life to the fork lift truck industry, holding several senior positions with the industry’s major materials handling manufacturers.

In 2001 he joined Mentor’s management team and turned his attention to establishing a training organisation that provided nationally recognised and consistent training to UK businesses.  His commitment to quality training provision has equipped workers with the skills and experience they need to work safely with a wide range of industrial equipment.

Described by one colleague as “the best boss I’ve ever had,” Richard accepted his award with characteristic humility.  He said: “It’s a great honour and a real privilege to be recognised by the FLTA for the work everyone at Mentor Training has achieved over the years.

“We remain steadfast supporters of the Fork Lift Truck Association and everything they are doing to improve workplace safety, and at Mentor we hope to continue to equip workers with precisely the right training they need to safely perform their roles with skill and professionalism.”