The Guild of Motoring Writers, supported by Kia UK, has honoured Edmund King OBE with an award to recognise his decades as an industry leader and a champion for British motorists.
The Guild’s ‘Special Contribution to Motoring Award – Sponsored by Kia UK’ was awarded to King due to his support for drivers across the country throughout his career. He received his award from Guild Chairman Richard Aucock and Kia UK’s Head of Press & PR Daniel Sayles.
The Special Contribution to Motoring Award was created to honour individuals or organisations outside the world of motoring journalist who have made major contributions to motoring in general, outside the media world.
Richard Aucock said: “Edmund has championed the cause of the motorist for decades, both during his time at the AA and the RAC before that. This award is for the umpteen number of times he has represented every single car, van and truck driver and bike rider across the UK and we’re delighted to honour him with this recognition.”
Daniel Sayles commented: “Edmund is an incredibly worthy recipient for this award, and we’re pleased he has been recognised for his achievements. It’s hard to think of anyone who stands up so staunchly for the interests of road-users up and down the country, and we are glad to join the Guild of Motoring Writers in celebrating his special contributions to the industry.”
Edmund King OBE is president of the AA and frequent transport commentator in the media. He is also director and a trustee of the AA Charitable Trust for Road Safety and the Environment.