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Fleet Van awards launched

Fleet decision-makers, suppliers, service companies and manufacturers can now enter the Fleet Van Awards. 

The Awards are a major new event designed to recognise excellence and best practice in the van fleet industry.

Judging will take place in September and the results will be announced at a black tie ceremony to take place on December 2, 2008.

The event takes place in the evening at the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham.

During the day, the same venue will host the annual Fleet Van Conference.

The Awards are organised by Fleet Van, the industry-leading monthly title for light commercial vehicle fleet operators, which is a sister title to Fleet News, the weekly newspaper for fleet decision-makers.

Categories cover fleet manager awards, supplier awards and manufacturer awards.

To enter, simply request a form from the Fleet Van Awards team, then fill it in and send it back by July 31.

Tickets and tables

If you have any questions regarding sponsorship, tickets or tables for the event, call Sandra Evitt on 01733 468123 or email sandra.evitt@bauerconsumer.co.uk.

The awards
The Fleet Van Awards will cover three key categories:

  • Fleet Managers
  • Fleet Suppliers
  • Fleet Manufacturers

 In each section, there will be a number of specific categories. Awards up for grabs include: 

  • Individual awards
  • Van fleet manager of the year – utilities
  • Van fleet manager of the year – delivery/logistics
  • Van fleet manager of the year – public sector
  • Van fleet manager of the year – business

 

Supplier awards 

  • Van leasing firm of the year
  • Van rental firm of the year
  • Tyre provider of the year
  • Fuel provider of the year
  • Specialist equipment service of the year
  • Van fleet safety award
  • Vehicle awards
  • Best city van
  • Best small van
  • Best medium van
  • Best large van
  • Best pick-up
  • Headline awards
  • Van Fleet of the year
  • Van of the Year
  • Editor’s award
  • Additional award

To recognise the links between Fleet Van and Fleet News, there will be a special Fleet Van Award.

The Van Manufacturer of the Year will be carried over to the Fleet News Awards in March 2009 and announced during the ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on March 18.

Who can enter
Judging will be carried out by a team of experts, hand-picked by the Fleet Van team.

It will also utilise research carried out in the industry among Fleet Van readers using a number of techniques designed to obtain the largest sample size possible when making a decision about winners in each category.

Entries open to
The fleet manager category is open to ANY employee of a company involved in the relevant market, irrespective of job title.

They just need to have responsibility for their fleet operations.

The individual should be the in-house decision-maker with day-to-day management responsibilities for vehicles or for the contracts of third-party suppliers that provide and manage the vehicles on a contract basis.

Any fleet with five or more vans weighing 3.5-tonnes or below can enter.

For fleets with a range of cars, vans and LGVs, the entry will be judged based on the management of the 3.5-tonne and below CV fleet.

Fleet supplier awards categories 

  • Van leasing firm of the year
  • Van rental firm of the year
  • Tyre provider of the year
  • Fuel provider of the year
  • Specialist equipment service of the year
  • Van fleet safety award

Entries open to
These awards are open to companies that supply services and goods in the relevant categories to fleet decision-makers.

The supplier must operate in the van fleet market providing services to operators with vehicles in the 3.5-tonne and below sector.

Fleet manufacturer awards categories 

  • Best city van
  • Best small van
  • Best medium van
  • Best large van
  • Best pick-up
  • Van of the Year
  • Van Manufacturer of the Year

Entries open to
These awards are open to every manufacturer that competes in the van fleet market.

The manufacturer must offer vehicles in the 3.5-tonne and below sector.

How to enter
Fleet manager and supplier awards: simply email your request for an entry form to kate.howard@bauerconsumer.co.uk or call 01733 468146.

Fill in the entry form and attach any additional information you think is important.

Email your entry back to Kate Howard by the deadline date of July 31, 2008.

Fleet manufacturer awards
There is no formal entry process in this category, as EVERY manufacturer will be considered before a shortlist is compiled.

Manufacturers are allowed to provide basic information to help the judges in their comparisons.

This form can be requested from Kate Howard on kate.howard@bauerconsumer.co.uk or phone 01733 468146.

Email the form back to Kate Howard at by the deadline date of July 31, 2008.

 

2008 Fleet Van Awards


 

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