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Fleet News Awards 2005: the winners and the pictures

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    THE finest in the industry were recognised at the Fleet Oscars - the 2005 Fleet News Awards.

    More than 1,300 people from the fleet industry gathered at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London, welcomed by Fleet News' editor John Maslen. The events was hosted by newsreader Huw Edwards. 32 awards were handed out.

    The fleet decision-makers were the stars of the show.






    Dave Wallington, group safety adviser at BT took the Fleet Risk Management Award, sponsored by Kwik-Fit Fleet, Jack Pryde, supplier relationship manager at Dunfermline Building Society took Fleet Manager of the Year sub-100 vehicles, sponsored by Northgate, Sally Weeks, of Maxxium UK, was named Fleet Manager of the Year 101-400 vehicles, sponsored by BMW Corporate Sales and Dermot Coughlan, transport manager - Kelly Communications, took the BT Fleet-sponsored Fleet Manager of the Year 401-plus Vehicles Award.

    Diane Miller was named for the second year running as Pan-European Fleet Manager of the Year, an award presented in association with Fleet News Europe and sponsored by Volkswagen UK.

    The National Association of Police Fleet Managers took the Platinum Award for services to the fleet industry.

    Also taking an award for the second year in a row was HM Customs & Excise, named UK Fleet of the Year, sponsored by Avis, with the award collected by John Webb, head of strategic development - Transport.

    Among other big winners on the night were Audi, which took four awards.

    The winners

    Fleet Manager Awards

    Fleet Risk Management Award
    - Dave Wallington, group safety adviser BT
    Fleet Manager of the Year Sub-100 Vehicles
    - Jack Pryde, supplier relationship manager, Dunfermline Building Society
    Fleet Manager of the Year 101-400 Vehicles
    - Sally Weeks, procurement and facilities manager, Maxxium UK
    Fleet Manager of the Year 401-plus Vehicles
    - Dermot Coughlan, transport manager, Kelly Communications
    Pan-European Fleet Manager of the Year
    - Diane Miller, European fleet manager, NextiraOne

    Manufacturer Awards

    Best Small Car - Volkswagen Polo
    Best Lower Medium Car - Vauxhall Astra
    Best Premium Lower Medium Car - Audi A3/ Sportback
    Best Upper Medium Car - Honda Accord
    Best Premium Upper Car - BMW 3-series
    Best Executive Car - BMW 5-series
    Best Luxury Car - Audi A8
    Best Small SUV - Nissan X-trail
    Best Large SUV - Land Rover Discovery 3
    Best Mini-MPV - Toyota Corolla Verso
    Best MPV - Renault Espace/Grand Espace
    Best Van under 2.1 Tonnes - Volkswagen Caddy
    Best Van 2.1 - 2.8 Tonnes - Mercedes-Benz Vito
    Best Van 2.8 - 3.5 Tonnes - Ford Transit

    Service Company Awards

    Best Website - www.bca-europe.com
    Best Contract Hire/Fleet Management Company - Interleasing
    Best Daily Rental Company - National Car Rental
    Best Risk Management Company - Essential Risk Consultancy
    Best Disposal/Remarketing Company - Manheim Europe
    Best Breakdown Service Company - AA
    Best Glass Repair Company - Autoglass
    Best Fast-Fit - Kwik-Fit Fleet

    Headline Awards

    UK Fleet of the Year - HM Customs and Excise, John Webb
    Service Company of the Year - AA
    Company Car of the Year - Audi A6
    Fleet Manufacturer of the Year - Audi
    Fleet News Platinum Award - National Association of Police Fleet Managers


    The Fleet News Awards brochure (pdf pages)

    John Maslen's welcome
    The Judges
    The Judging Process
    The Sponsors
    The Sponsors II

    Fleet Manager Awards
    Fleet Risk Management Award
    Fleet Manager of the Year Sub-100 vehicles
    Fleet Manager of the Year 101-400 vehicles
    Fleet Manager of the Year 401-plus vehicles
    Pan-European Fleet Manager of the Year

    Manufacturer Awards
    Best Small Car
    Best Lower Medium Car
    Best Premium Lower Medium Car
    Best Upper Medium Car
    Best Premium Upper Medium Car
    Best Executive Car
    Best Luxury Car
    Best Small SUV
    Best Large SUV
    Best Mini-MPV
    Best MPV
    Best Van under 2.1 Tonnes
    Best Van 2.1 - 2.8 Tonnes
    Best Van 2.8 - 3.5 Tonnes

    Service Company Awards
    Best Website
    Best Contract Hire/Fleet Management Company
    Best Daily Rental Company
    Best Risk Management Company
    Best Disposal/Remarketing Company
    Best Breakdown Service Company
    Best Glass Repair Company
    Best Fast-Fit Company

    Headline Awards
    UK Fleet of the Year
    Service Company of the Year
    Company Car of the Year
    Fleet Manufacturer of the Year
    Fleet News Platinum Award

    Details of the awards' winners can also be found on www.fleetnewsawards.com.

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