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Are you the next Rising Star of the industry?

FLEET News’ sister magazine, AM, and Courland Automotive Practice, an automotive recruitment company, are looking for the next generation of leaders – those who will shape the strategic direction of the fleet industry.

Now in its second year, Rising Stars, sponsored by Bank of Scotland Corporate, is a chance to celebrate the people in the industry who are making a difference, and to praise the companies developing the talent.

A specialist panel of senior industry directors has been set up to judge the entries, which includes Lloyds TSB autolease managing director Nigel Stead (sales category) and BCA chief executive Jon Olsen (finance).

It will be chaired by Honda UK managing director Ken Keir.

Three finalists from four core industry sectors – fleet/leasing, retail (car sales and repairs), manufacturer and industry supplier – will be identified in six categories: marketing, human resources, sales, general management, finance and public relations.

To qualify, you must be under 40 and submit the following:

  • Summary of career to date.
  • Outline of current role, business challenge and key priorities.
  • Three key achievements which demonstrate innovation, leadership and business improvement.

    The award finalists and an overall winner will be announced at an exclusive dinner to be held at the National Motorcycle Museum near Birmingham on September 12.

  • Email nominations and submissions by June 23, 2006 to: entry@automotive-risingstars.com
  • Leave a comment for your chance to win £20 of John Lewis vouchers.

    Every issue of Fleet News the editor picks his favourite comment from the past two weeks – get involved for your chance to appear in print and win!

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