The Fleet News Awards is the biggest night in the fleet industry. Each year, more than 1,300 people descend on the Le Meridien Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London, to see who wins the coveted titles, to see old friends, dance and celebrate.
Now it’s your chance to join in the fun! Don’t think you can win? You’d be surprised. Entering yourself or your company is an easy process that requires you to visit our dedicated website, click to the relevant section and choose which award you wish to enter.
Then we’ll email you an entry form to fill in, along with judging criteria and tips on how to make your entry as effective as possible.
For shortlisted fleet managers, there will be an opportunity to come to Fleet News and talk about your job and what you’ve done.
For service companies, each entry will undergo thorough scrutiny at the hands of a panel of industry experts and fleet managers, all independently audited. Winners will then be announced on the night.
What happens when?
NOW: Awards website, is live, www.fleetnewsawards.com allowing easy entry to all awards
December 23, 2005: Deadline for all awards entries
January 5, 2006: 2006 awards judges announced
January 19, 2006: Reader voting starts for Headline Awards: Company Car of the Year and
Fleet Manufacturer of the Year
January 24-25, 2006: Interviews for shortlisted fleet managers of the year
January 31-February 1, 2006: Judging for service company and vehicle manufacturer awards
February 10, 2006: Reader voting for Headline Awards ends
March 15, 2006: The Fleet News Awards
Fleet Manager Awards
Fleet Risk Management Award sponsored by Kwik-Fit FleetWho can enter: Any employee with responsibility for the safety of their drivers, either company owned or privately owned and used on business.
Fleet Manager of the Year sub-100 vehiclesWho can enter: Anyone running less than 100 cars or vans in the UK. Any job title, but must have decision-making power on fleet matters.
Fleet Manager of the year 101-400 vehicles sponsored by BMWWho can enter: Anyone running 101-400 cars or vans in the UK. Any job title, but must spend the majority of time running the fleet and have decision-making power on fleet matters.
Fleet Manager of the year: 401-plus vehiclesWho can enter: Anyone running between 401 and an unlimited number of vehicles in the UK. You must spend the majority of time running your fleet or have dedicated team.
UK Fleet of the Year sponsored by AvisWho can enter: Any fleet in the UK, using its fleet manager as its representative for the judging process.
PAN-European Fleet MANAGER of the Year in association with Fleet News Europe. Sponsored by VolkswagenWho can enter: Any fleet with a significant presence in more than one European country.
Best WebsiteService company offering a website-based product available directly to an end-user fleet decision-maker.
Best Contract Hire/Fleet Management Company sponsored by Toyota
Any company offering contract hire, fleet management and related services as part of a vehicle funding package to end-user fleet operators.
Best Daily Rental CompanyAny company offering daily or mid-term rental directed at end-user fleet operators.
Best Risk Management CompanyEither a specialist risk management company or a company that offers risk management services as part of a wider product package.
Best Disposal/Remarketing CompanyCompanies that remarket vehicles on behalf of fleet customers.
Best Breakdown Company sponsored by Enterprise rent-a-carRoadside rescue and recovery firms offering services directly to end-user fleet operators.
Best Glass Repair/Replacement Company
Any company involved in the repair and replacement of glass to end-user fleets.
Best Fast-Fit Company
Any company offering fast-fit services to fleet car and van drivers.
Innovation of the yearA product or service that has been of particular benefit to fleet customers.
For full details of how to enter the Awards, log on to: www.fleetnewsawards.com