A lorry driver living in Borehamwood has been selected out of more than 200,000 people to receive an award.

Dzevad Grozdanic, better known as Gerald, is known by his colleagues to always "go the extra mile" and he has been rewarded for his dedication after scooping the Medium Distance Driver of The Year at the Microlise Driver of the Year awards.

Mr Grozdanic, who works for Yodel, secured his HGV licence in 1997, after coming to the UK in the 1990s from war-torn Bosnia.

The lorry driver has faced many hurdles, having been an ex-prisoner of war in the country.

And when he came to Britain, he could not speak any English and had to adjust to a new way of life.

But he settled into a role as a lorry driver and has now been named as one of the best.

Mr Grozdanic said: "It was a great surprise to be nominated and win the award, especially as I was up against more than 200,000 candidates.

"I am extremely grateful for my job at Yodel and look forward to reaching more milestones at the company in the future."

Andy Yemm, head of fleet & transport at Yodel, said: "We’re delighted that Gerald’s hard work and dedication have been recognised with such a prestigious award.

"He is a great asset to Yodel's team, never working for praise or recognition, just doing his job well. We look forward to continuing to work with Gerald."

The Microlise Driver of the Year Awards recognise drivers who have gone above and beyond in their roles.

The winner is decided through data analysis, validation by employers and an assessment by an independent judging panel.