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Fleet News Awards 2022 finalists announced

Following five days of deliberation, discussion, arguments and agreement, Fleet News can announce the finalists for the fleet industry's most prestigious and sought-after awards.

The five judging panels (cars, vans, trucks, suppliers, fleets) sifted through a wealth of outstanding entries before coming to their conclusions under the watchful eyes of awards chairman Christopher Macgowan and auditor Brian Cooper from EY.

Such was the high level of quality and quantity of entries, not everyone has made it through to the list of finalists.

Feedback will be made available to those companies requesting it after the winners and highly commendeds are revealed at the awards dinner on March 16 at Grosvenor House Hotel. 

Congratulations to all the people and companies that have made it through the various intense stages of the awards process onto the shortlist. 

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Our finalists by category


Leasing Company of the year - up to 20,000 vehicles (sponsored by Aston Barclay) 

•    ARI 
•    Hexagon Leasing 
•    JCT600 Vehicle Leasing Solutions 
•    Ogilvie Fleet 
•    The Grosvenor Group 

Leasing Company of the year - more than 20,000 vehicles (sponsored by Jaama) 

•    Free2move Lease 
•    Novuna Vehicle Solutions (previously Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions) 
•    LeasePlan UK 
•    Volkswagen Financial Services 
•    Zenith Vehicle Contracts 

Rental Company of the Year (sponsored by Grosvenor Contracts) 

•    Enterprise 
•    Europcar Mobility Group UK
•    Hexagon Leasing 
•    Northgate Vehicle Hire 
•    Reflex Vehicle Hire 
•    Thrifty Car & Van Rental

Outstanding Product of the Year (sponsored by System Edström)

•    Engineius - a technology enabled service for all types of vehicle movements 
•    London Borough of Islington - world's first-ever refurbished and repowered 'upcycled' twin pack refuse vehicle  
•    Mina Digital – home charging fleet payment solution 
•    National Highways Commercial Incident Prevention Team for its van driver toolkit  
•    Nexus Vehicle Rental – IRIS online rental platform
•    Ogilvie Fleet – EV database online tool 
•    VisionTrack – Autonomise.ai video-enabled telematics solution

Fleet Customer Partnership of the Year (sponsorship available) 

•    Fleet Service GB/Dynniq UK and Ireland  
•    Fleetmaster Operational Support Services/British Gas 
•    Hexagon Leasing/Oak Furnitureland 
•    Novuna Vehicle Solutions/RAC 
•    Sopp+Sopp/Centrica 
•    Zenith Vehicle Contracts/Royal Mail Group 

Fleet Dealer of the Year (sponsored by Leasys) 

•    Johnsons Fleet Services 
•    Lookers Vehicle Solutions 
•    TrustFord 


Excellence in Fleet Safety and Compliance (sponsored by DriveTech) 

•    Balfour Beatty Plant & Fleet Services 
•    Kent and Essex Police 
•    Mitie 
•    Platform Housing Group 
•    Speedy Asset Services 

Environmental Fleet Trailblazer (sponsorship available) 

•    Centrica 
•    Coventry City Council 
•    London Borough of Islington 
•    Mitie 
•    National Grid 
•    Nottingham City Council 
•    Speedy Asset Services 

Fleet Benefits Scheme of the Year (sponsorship available) 

•    Centrica 
•    Equans UK & Ireland 
•    Siemens 
•    Willmott Dixon 

Most Improved Fleet of the Year (sponsored by KINTO) 

•    Marston Holdings 
•    Murphy Plant 
•    Platform Housing Group 
•    Speedy Services  
•    The AA Driving School 
•    VINCI Fleet Services 

Wellbeing, Diversity and Inclusivity in Fleet (NEW) (sponsored by Free2move Lease)

•    Arval 
•    National Association of Police Fleet Managers 
•    National Grid 

Fleet of the Year – up to 250 vehicles (sponsorship available) 

•    Brecon Beacons National Park Authority 
•    University of Birmingham 

Fleet of the Year – 251-1,000 vehicles (sponsored by Northgate) 

•    Eric Wright Group 
•    Oxford City Council 
•    Platform Housing Group 

Fleet of the Year – more than 1,000 vehicles (sponsorship available) 

•    Kent & Essex Police 
•    Marston Holdings 
•    Mitie 
•    Murphy Plant 
•    National Grid 
•    Siemens 
•    Speedy Services 


VANS (sponsored by Rivus) 

Best Small Van 

•    Citroen Berlingo 
•    Ford Transit Connect 
•    Peugeot Partner 
•    Toyota Proace City 
•    Vauxhall Combo 
•    Volkswagen Caddy Cargo 

Best Medium Van 

•    Citroen Dispatch 
•    Ford Transit Custom 
•    Peugeot Expert 
•    Toyota Proace 
•    Vauxhall Vivaro 
•    Volkswagen Transporter 

Best Large Van 

•    Fiat Ducato 
•    Ford Transit 
•    Iveco Daily 
•    Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 
•    MAN TGE 
•    Volkswagen Crafter 

Best All-terrain Workhorse 

•    Ford Ranger 
•    Isuzu D-Max 
•    Toyota Hilux 
•    Toyota Land Cruiser Commercial 

TRUCKS (sponsored by Rivus) 

Best Two-axle Lightweight Rigid Truck - up to 12 tonnes 

•    DAF LF 
•    Fuso Canter 
•    Iveco Eurocargo 
•    MAN TGL 
•    Mercedes-Benz Atego 

Best Rigid Truck - more than 12 tonnes 

•    DAF CF 
•    MAN TGM 
•    Scania P Series 
•    Volvo FM 

Best Diesel Tractor Unit 

•    DAF XG+ 
•    MAN TGX 
•    Mercedes-Benz Actros 
•    Scania S Series 
•    Volvo FH 

CARS (sponsored by Ogilvie Fleet) 

Best Small Car 

•    Hyundai i20 
•    Peugeot 208 
•    Renault Clio 
•    Skoda Fabia 
•    Toyota Yaris 
•    Vauxhall Corsa 

Best Lower Medium Car 

•    Citroen C4 
•    Peugeot 308 
•    Seat Leon 
•    Skoda Octavia 
•    Volkswagen Golf 
•    Volkswagen ID3 

Best Compact SUV 

•    Cupra Formentor 
•    Ford Puma 
•    Hyundai Kona 
•    Mercedes-Benz EQA 
•    Peugeot 2008 
•    Toyota Yaris Cross 
•    Vauxhall Mokka 

Best Mid-size SUV 

•    Ford Kuga 
•    Hyundai Tucson 
•    Toyota Rav4 
•    Vauxhall Grandland X 
•    Volkswagen Tiguan 
•    Volvo XC40 

Best Premium SUV 

•    BMW X3 
•    BMW iX3 
•    Lexus NX 
•    Mercedes-Benz EQC 
•    Volvo XC60 

Best Compact Premium Car 

•    Audi A3 
•    BMW 1 Series 
•    Mercedes-Benz A-Class 

Best Premium Car 

•    BMW 3 Series 
•    BMW i4 
•    Mercedes-Benz C-Class 
•    Polestar 2 
•    Tesla Model 3 

ALTERNATIVE FUELS (sponsored by Zenith) 

Best Zero Emission Car – up to £40,000 

•    Hyundai Kona Electric 
•    Kia e-Niro 
•    MG 5 SW 
•    MG ZS EV  
•    Peugeot e-2008 
•    Peugeot e-208 
•    Volkswagen ID3 

Best Zero Emission Car – more than £40,000 

•    Audi Q4 e-tron 
•    BMW i4 
•    Hyundai Ioniq 5 
•    Kia EV6 
•    Polestar 2 
•    Skoda Enyaq 
•    Tesla Model Y 

Best Zero Emission Small/Medium Van  

•    Citroen e-Berlingo 
•    Citroen e-Dispatch 
•    Peugeot e-Expert 
•    Peugeot e-Partner 
•    Toyota Proace City Electric 
•    Toyota Proace Electric 
•    Vauxhall Combo-e 
•    Vauxhall Vivaro-e 

Best Zero Emission Large Van 

•    Fiat eDucato 
•    Maxus eDeliver 9 
•    Mercedes-Benz eSprinter 

Best Alternative Fuel Truck 

•    Iveco Stralis CNG 
•    Iveco Stralis LNG 
•    Scania G Series CNG 
•    Scania G Series LNG 
•    Volvo LNG 
Most Improved Fleet Manufacturer of the Year (sponsorship available)

•    Audi 
•    Hyundai 
•    MG 
•    Volvo 


Fleet Supplier of the Year (sponsorship available)

•    Fleet Assist 
•    FleetCheck 
•    FMG 
•    Nexus Vehicle Rental
•    Rivus 
•    The AA 
•    Zenith Commercial 

Fleet Manufacturer of the Year - Car (sponsored by Egg)

•    Audi 
•    BMW 
•    Ford 
•    Kia 
•    Mercedes-Benz 
•    Polestar 
•    Tesla 
•    Volvo 
Fleet Manufacturer of the Year - Van  (sponsored by Egg)

•    Ford 
•    Maxus 
•    Mercedes-Benz 
•    Peugeot 
•    Renault 
•    Vauxhall 
•    Volkswagen 

Fleet Manufacturer of the Year - Truck (sponsored by Egg)

•    DAF 
•    MAN 
•    Mercedes-Benz Trucks 
•    Scania 
•    Volvo 

Fleet Manager of the Year (sponsored by Reflex Vehicle Hire) 

•    Shaun Atton, Auto Windscreens 
•    Ian Summers, City Facilities Management 
•    Steve Openshaw, Eric Wright Group 
•    John Gorton, Kent and Essex Police 
•    Tony Murphy, Murphy Plant 
•    Lorna McAtear, National Grid 
•    Aaron Powell, Speedy Asset Services 

Fleet News Hall of Fame (sponsored by The AA)

Winner chosen by editor-in-chief Stephen Briers

Fleet News Awards 2022 sponsors

Fleet News Awards 2022 sponsor panel

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Fleet News Awards 2022: 'back in black'

The sun has set (and, indeed, the rain subsided) on the Fleet News Awards 2021 Summer Garden Party and our gaze is now firmly fixed on a return to our traditional home at Grosvenor House Hotel for the 2022 Awards.

Sponsorship: contact Lucy Herbert and Emma Rogers now to discuss the opportunities available.

Table bookings: ensure you are part of the Fleet News Awards 2022.  Premium tables, standard tables and tickets available - celebrate with your colleagues, meet old friends and make new acquaintances. Call Michaela Brock on 01733 468000 or email michaela.brock@bauermedia.co.uk.

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