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DWT awarded Achilles UVDB Verify Category B2 accreditation

02 July 2018

David Watson Transport have been awarded Achilles UVDB Verify Category B2 accreditation

David Watson Transport is the first specialist transport company in the UK to be awarded UVDB Verify Category B2 accreditation, allowing the company to pre-qualify as an approved supplier to the utilities sector.

David Watson Transport underwent a rigorous assessment of its policies, practices and procedures, with particular focus on health and safety, quality, environment and corporate responsibilities.  The outcome of the audit was a highly credible average score of 93%; an impressive result for a company undergoing its first B2 audit.

The utilities market is fast moving, subject to ever more stringent regulation and new technologies.  Best practice approach for these buying organisations is to carry out due diligence pro-actively, screening suppliers in advance of awarding a contract to ensure they meet the required standards. The Achilles Utility Vendor Data Base (UVDB) is the utility industry pre-qualification system used across the UK, providing up-to-date social, ethical, environment and financial information on suppliers, enabling buyers to procure with complete assurance.

Following the announcement that David Watson Transport had achieved the independent B2 audit certificate, Health & Safety Director, Steve Frazer-Brown commented: “The accreditation confirms our commitment to setting the standards for others to follow, something we’ve always strived to do.  The audit process is quite intense and to achieve such a good score at the first attempt and to become the first specialist haulier in the UK to achieve B2 is something we as a company are very proud of.  To be an approved supplier to the whole utilities sector in the UK is an amazing prospect for the business moving forward.” 

David Watson Transport provides specialist transport and lifting services to a variety of industry sectors across the UK and abroad.  With over 100 vehicles, 140 employees and 7 depots across the country, it is one of the largest specialist transport companies in the UK.  HIAB lorries, flat beds, police approved escort vehicles and specialist rear steering trailers make up the fleet, which operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For more information on this article, please contact Darren Thomas on 0845 850 86 87 or via email at

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