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Fleet News Awards 2014: full roll of honour

The 31 winners of the 2014 Fleet News Awards were announced last night in front of almost 1,600 people at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Here they are.

Best Small Car

  • Peugeot 208 – winner
  • Ford Fiesta – highly commended

Best Lower Medium Car

  • Seat Leon - winner
  • Volkswagen Golf – highly commended

Best Upper Medium Car

  • Vauxhall Insignia – winner

Best Estate Car

  • Skoda Octavia estate – winner
  • Skoda Superb estate – highly commended

Best Chauffeur Car

  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class - winner

Best All-round 4x4

  • Land Rover Discovery – winner

Best Seven-seat People Carrier

  • Citroen Grand C4 Picasso – winner

Best Crossover

  • Skoda Yeti - winner
  • Range Rover Evoque – highly commended

Best Premium Car

  • Volvo S60/V60 - winner
  • BMW 3 Series – highly commended

Best Executive Car

  • BMW 5 Series – winner
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class – highly commended

Best Ultra-low Co2 Car

  • BMW i3 – winner

Green Fleet Manufacturer of the Year

  • BMW (UK) – winner
  • Ford Motor Company – highly commended

Most Improved Fleet Manufacturer of the Year

  • Hyundai Motor UK – highly commended
  • Mercedes-Benz - winner

SUPPLIER CATEGORIES

Leasing Company of the Year

  • Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions – winner
  • Leasedrive Group – highly commended
  • Zenith – highly commended

Best Short-term Rental Company of the Year

  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car - winner
  • Hertz – highly commended

Customer Service Award

  • Leasedrive Group – winner

Best New Product or Service

  • Smart Witness - winner
  • Alphabet (GB) – highly commended
  • RAC Motoring Services – highly commended

Fleet dealer of the Year

  • Norton Way Corporate Sales – winner

FLEET CATEGORIES

Fleet of the Year – up to 250 vehicles

  • Red Bull Company - winner
  • Yorkshire Housing – highly commended

Fleet of the Year – 251-500 vehicles

  • South Tyneside Council - winner

Fleet of the Year – 501-1000 vehicles

  • Stannah Management Services – winner

Fleet of the Year – 1001-plus vehicles

  • Kelly Group – winner
  • G4S Cash Solutions – highly commended

Safe Fleet of the Year

  • Speedy Hire – winner
  • NHS Blood and Transplant – highly commended

Green Fleet of the Year

  • BT Group – winner
  • Oxford City Council – highly commended

Cost Saving Initiative of the Year

  • Autoglass - winner

Best Kept Fleet of the Year

  • NHS Blood and Transplant – winner

HEADLINE CATEGORIES

Fleet Supplier of the year

  • Autoglass – winner
  • Kwik-Fit – highly commended

New Company Car of the year

  • BMW 5 Series - winner

Fleet Manufacturer of the year

  • BMW (UK) - winner

Fleet Manager of the Year

  • Darren Bell, G4S Cash Solutions - winner

Fleet News Hall of Fame

WINNER: Val South


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Comments

  • Nick Bennett - 21/03/2014 06:59

    Far too many awards now. Makes the evening a parade and the awards have minimal value. This may sound cynical, but saddly is a view shared by most who attend. Look at the background noise created throughout the awards ceremony. People are bored and would prefer to chatter. Perhaps for next year try something completely different. Use the NEC in Birmingham, have it more like a garden party in the day, with areas of vehicles, This needs thought, but would be worthwhile.

    • bristol_bri - 21/03/2014 13:22

      @Nick Bennett - Hi Nick, thanks for your feedback. We value all opinions, of course, but we have received numerous emails from people telling us what a wonderful night they had (not including the emails from those that won awards). It is difficult to please everyone, but this is an awards ceremony and we make no apology for that. We have had around 30 categories for many years and I thought the way we split the event into two sections worked well. Noise will always be an issue when we have more than 1,500 people in the room, but on the whole I thought the vast majority were well behaved and showed considerable respect to the winners. Your comment that the awards are of "minimal value" is disrespectful to those winners and, from the feedback I received from fleet, supplier and manufacturer winners, other finalists and even those who didn't make the shortlist, very wide of the mark. You are, of course, entitled to your view, and we will do our own research with table hosts about their view of the event to make sure we are possession of everyone's opinion, but (despite my obvious bias) I firmly believe the awards are the pinnacle of fleet achievement and do mean a lot to those involved, as well as to much of the wider fleet community. Regards Steve Briers Editor, Fleet News

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