Thirteen-hundred of fleet's finest gathered at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London last night for the 20th Annual Fleet News Awards.
It was the fleet industry’s biggest party with Ford and BMW the biggest winners of the night, scooping 10 awards between them.
The event is also about recognising individual outstanding performance and three fleet managers walked away with the top prizes in the industry.
The Platinum Award, for outstanding achievement, went to Stewart Whyte.
The judges said of Mr Whyte: "His strong opinions make him an imposing character and the really annoying thing is that he is most often right.
"Stewart's work as a fleet consultant and director of fleet operators' association ACFO draws on his unrivalled knowledge of all things fleet.
"Nobody can doubt his energy, passion and dedication to the fleet industry and Fleet News is truly grateful for all his help and enthusiasm."
The host of the evening was broadcaster Sir Trevor McDonald with the entertainment provided by Bobby Davro and Frankie Boyle.
- Fleet Manager Awards
Fleet Manager of the Year – sub-100 vehicles
Winner: Jug Johal, North Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Trust
Shortlisted: Jane Edgworth-Lane, MITIE Pest Control
Fleet Manager of the Year – 101-400 vehicles
Winner: Marie Jarrold, British Car Auctions
Shortlisted: Mark Tyler, Pickfords/SIRVA; Peter Bateson, Delarue
Fleet Manager of the Year – 401-plus vehicles
Winner Gary Black, Inspired Gaming
Shortlisted: Lynne Bundle, Pfizer; Michelle Hallam, Fisher Scientific; Martin Hannan, Norwich Union Operational Services; Stuart Middleton, Metropolitan Police Service; Val South, Xerox; Nigel Trotman, Whitbread Group; Craig Watson, Integral
- Manufacturer Awards
Best Small Van (up to and including 2.2 tonnes)
Winner: Volkswagen Caddy
Shortlisted: Ford Transit Connect, Vauxhall Corsavan Volkswagen Caddy
Best Medium Van (over 2.2 up to and including 2.8 tonnes)
Winner: Ford Transit
Shortlisted: Mercedes-Benz Vito, Volkswagen Transporter, Ford Transit
Best Large Van (over 2.8 up to and including 3.5 tonnes)
Winner: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Shortlisted: Ford Transit, Volkswagen Crafter, Iveco Daily
Best Small Car
Shortlisted: Mazda2, Peugeot 207, Vauxhall Corsa, Volkswagen Polo
Best Small Family Car
Winner: Nissan Qashqai
Shortlisted: Honda Civic, Peugeot 308, Vauxhall Astra
Best Large Family Car
Winner: Ford Mondeo
Shortlisted: Honda Accord, Volkswagen Passat
Best People Carrier
Winner: Ford S-MAX
Shortlisted: Ford Galaxy, Vauxhall Zafira, Volkswagen Touran
Winner: BMW X5
Shortlisted: Honda CR-V
Best Working Vehicle
Winner: Nissan Navara
Shortlisted: Mitsubishi L200, Toyota Hi-Lux
Best Small Premium Car
Winner: BMW 1 Series
Shortlisted: Audi A3
Best Large Premium Car
Winner: BMW 3 Seies
Shortlisted: Audi A4, Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Best Executive Car
Winner: BMW 5 Series
Shortlisted: Audi A6
Best Luxury Car
Winner: Range Rover
Shortlisted: Mercedes-Benz CL
- Service Company Awards
Winner: AA Fuel Assist
Shortlisted: Connaught Engineering, GreenRoad Technologies, Realtime Risk Assessment
Best Safety Initiative
Shortlisted: GreenRoad Technologies, Peak Performance Management
Best Leasing Initiative
Winner: LeasePlan "Good to Great Initiative"
Shortlisted: Leasedrive VELO "Funding Panel Initiative"
Best Short-term Rental Initiative
Winner: National Car Rental "Fleet Optimisation Initiative"
Shortlisted: Hertz/LeasedriveVELO "BBC Initiative"
Best Customer Services Initiative
Winner: Abbey Associates Car Leasing
Shortlisted: Autoglass, LeasePlan
- Headline Awards
Fleet News Environmental Award
Shortlisted: AA Business Services, Amey Infrastructure Services, Citroën, LeasePlan
Fleet Supplier of the Year
Winner: Peak Performance Management
Shortlisted: AA Bsiness Services, Hertz, Lloyds TSB Autolease, RAC Motoring Services
Fleet of the Year
Winner: Whitbread Group
Shortlisted: E.ON, Inspired Gaming, Network Rail, Norwich Union Operational Services, Pfizer, Pickfords/Sirva
Company Car of the Year
Winner: Ford Mondeo
Shortlisted: Audi A4, BMW 3 Series
Fleet Manufacturer of the Year
Shortlisted: Audi, Volkswagen
Winner: Stewart Whyte