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The 2004 Fleet News Awards

BRITAIN'S best in fleet were rewarded yesterday at the industry's 'Oscars', the annual Fleet News Awards.

The 16th Awards highlighted the hard work, expertise and innovation that drives Britain's fleet industry and keeps UK business on the move.

More than 1,300 people attended the event, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London's Park Lane and hosted by newsreader and TV personality Sir Trevor McDonald.

Fleet decision-makers received awards in six categories this year – the Fleet Risk Management Award, European Fleet of the Year, UK Fleet of the Year and three fleet manager categories.

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    The winners

    Manufacturer Awards (Cars) – Sponsored by Europcar

  • Best Small Car: Volkswagen Polo
  • Best Lower Medium Car: Toyota Corolla
  • Best Upper Medium Car: Toyota Avensis
  • Best Premium Upper Medium Car: BMW 3-series
  • Best Executive Car: Mercedes-Benz E-class
  • Best Luxury Car: Audi A8
  • Best SUV: Volvo XC90
  • Best Mini MPV: Volkswagen Touran
  • Best MPV: Renault Espace

    Manufacturer Awards (Vans) – Sponsored by TLS Vehicle Rental

  • Best Van Under 2.1 Tonnes: Ford Transit Connect
  • Best Van 2.1 – 2.8 Tonnes: Volkswagen Transporter
  • Best Van 2.8 – 3.5 Tonnes: Ford Transit

    Supplier Company Awards

  • Fleet NewsNet Best Website Award (sponsored by Audi Corporate Sales): www.bca-europe.com
  • Best Contact Hire/Fleet Management Company (sponsored by Iveco): Lloyds TSB autolease
  • Best Daily Rental Company (sponsored by AA Tyre Fit): National Car Rental
  • Best Risk Management Company: Peak Performance
  • Best Disposal/Remarketing Company (sponsored by MG Rover): BCA Europe
  • Best Breakdown Company: AA
  • Best Glass Repair/Replacement Company: Autoglass
  • Best Fast-Fit Company: Kwik-Fit Fleet

    Fleet Manager Awards

  • Fleet Risk Management Award (sponsored by Kwik-Fit Fleet): Phillippa Caine, company secretary, Corgi
  • Fleet Manager of the Year – Sub-100 vehicles (sponsored by Avis Rent A Car): Margaret Welsh, fleet manager, Croft
  • Fleet Manager of the Year – 101-400 vehicles (sponsored by BMW Corporate Sales): Paul Concannon, fleet and purchasing manager, Fountains
  • Fleet Manager of the Year – 401-plus vehicles (sponsored by BT Fleet Ltd): Susan McDonald, head of strategic sourcing, ntl group
  • European Fleet of the Year (sponsored by Volkswagen Fleet Services): Diane Miller, European fleet manager, NextiraOne
  • UK Fleet of the Year (sponsored by Mazda Motors UK): John Webb, national fleet manager, HM Customs and Excise

  • Fleet Manufacturer of the Year (sponsored by Manheim Europe): Volkswagen

  • Fleet News Platinum Award: Association of Car Fleet Operators

    The Awards Brochure


  • The Judges

    Manufacturer Awards

  • Best Small Car and Best Lower Medium Car
  • Best Upper Medium Car and Best Premium Car
  • Best Executive Car and Best Luxury Car
  • Best SUV and Best Mini-MPV
  • Best MPV and Best Van under 2.1 Tonnes
  • Best Van 2.1 Tonnes - 2.8 Tonnes and Best Van 2.8 - 3.5 Tonnes

    Supplier Company Awards

  • Fleet NewsNet Best Website and Best Contract Hire/Fleet Management Company
  • Best Daily Rental Company
  • Best Risk Management Company
  • Best Disposal/Remarketing Company
  • Best Breakdown Company
  • Best Glass Repair/Replacement Company and Best Fast-Fit Company

    Fleet Manager Awards

  • Fleet Risk Management Award
  • Fleet Manager Sub-100 Vehicles
  • Fleet Manager of the Year: 101 - 400 Vehicles and Best Fleet Manager of the Year: 401-plus Vehicles
  • European Fleet of the Year and UK Fleet of the Year
  • Fleet Manufacturer of the Year
  • Fleet News Platinum Award

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