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Shortlist announced for Fleet News Awards 2016

The shortlist has been announced for the 2016 Fleet News Awards, which are being held next month at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

Taking place on March 10, now in their 28th year, the awards, which are judged by respected industry experts, recognise fleets, managers and suppliers demonstrating best practice, innovative products, and great customer service.

Limited tables

Nearly 1,500 guests have already secured their places, and a limited number of tables remain. 

If you are yet to book your table or tickets, or need additional space for your guests, contact Sandra Evitt on 01733 468123.

Manufacturer Categories

Best city car

Citroën C1

Fiat 500

Hyundai i10

Peugeot 108

Vauxhall Viva

Volkswagen Up


Best small car

Audi A1

Ford Fiesta

Mini Hatchback

Peugeot 208

Seat Ibiza

Škoda Fabia

Toyota Yaris

Vauxhall Corsa


Best lower medium car

Audi A3

BMW 1 Series

Ford Focus

Peugeot 308

Škoda Octavia

Vauxhall Astra

Volkswagen Golf


Best upper medium car

Ford Mondeo

Škoda Superb

Vauxhall Insignia

Volkswagen Passat


Best compact SUV

Citroën C4 Cactus

Fiat 500X

Jeep Renegade

Mazda CX-3

Nissan Juke

Renault Captur

Vauxhall Mokka


Best mid-size SUV

Audi Q3


Nissan Qashqai

Range Rover Evoque

Renault Kadjar

Škoda Yeti


Best large SUV

Audi Q7

Jeep Cherokee

Land Rover Discovery Sport

Lexus RX

Mercedes-Benz GLC

Mitsubishi Outlander

Nissan X-Trail

Volvo XC90


Best seven-seat people carrier

BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer

Citroën Grand C4 Picasso

Ford Grand C-Max

Ford S-Max

Volkswagen Touran


Best premium car

Audi A4

BMW 3 Series

Jaguar XE

Mercedes-Benz C-Class


Best executive car

Audi A6

BMW 5 Series

Jaguar XF

Mercedes-Benz E-Class


Green fleet manufacturer of the year


Ford Motor Company

Peugeot Motor Company

Renault UK



Most improved fleet manufacturer of the year


Ford Motor Company

Hyundai Motor UK

Renault UK

Vauxhall Motors

Volvo Car UK


Supplier Categories

Leasing company of the year – up to 15,000 vehicles 

Grosvenor Leasing

Marshall Leasing

Motiva Group

Ogilvie Fleet

Sponsored by Jaguar Land Rover


Leasing company of the year – more than 15,000 vehicles 



Lex Autolease


Sponsored by Jaguar Land Rover


Best rental company of the year

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Europcar UK Group

Hertz UK

Reflex Vans

Thrifty Car and Van Rental

Sponsored by Interactive Fleet Management


Customer service award


BT Fleet

Lex Autolease

National Windscreens

Nationwide Windscreen Services

Thrifty Car and Van Rental



Sponsored by ŠKODA UK


Best new product or service

Cap hpi



Michelin Tyre

R2c Online

RAC Business

TomTom Telematics


Fleet dealer of the year

Inchcape Retail

Johnsons Fleet Services

Minstergate Holdings

Swansway Group


Tunbridge Wells Hyundai

Sponsored by EDAM Group


Fleet specialist services supplier  of the year

Chevin Fleet Solutions



Ignition Risk Management

National Windscreens

Nationwide Windscreen Services

RAM Tracking

The Miles Consultancy


Fleet Categories

Fleet of the year – up to 250 vehicles  

Gateshead Council

Millers Vanguard

Portsmouth City Council

Radian Group

University of Birmingham

Z-Tech Control Systems

Sponsored by Renault UK


Fleet of the year – 251-1,000 vehicles 


Gentoo Group

PJ Carey Plant Hire (Oval)

Rugby Football Union

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Sponsored by Halfords Autocentres


Fleet of the year – 1,001-plus vehicles 

Kelly Group

Kent and Essex Police


West Yorkshire Police

Sponsored by Techron Fuel System Cleaners


Most improved fleet of the year

Kent and Essex Police

Millers Vanguard

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust




Safe fleet of the year

British Gas

Gateshead Council

Kelly Group


South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust


Green fleet of the year  

Gateshead Council

Kent and Essex Police

Portsmouth City Council

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

University of Birmingham

Sponsored by BMW (UK)


Cost saving initiative of the year  

Balfour Beatty Plant and Fleet Services for its Build to Last programme

Kent and Essex Police for its collaborative cost savings

SGN for its driver self-improvement programme

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust for its innovative approach to reducing cost

Sponsored by Zenith


Headline categories

Fleet manager of the year

John Gorton, Kent and Essex Police

Norman Harding, Hackney Council

Ted Sakyi, Wates Group

Graham Telfer, Gateshead Council

Steve Thompson, West Yorkshire Police

Mike Vickers, Portsmouth City Council

Justin Wand, South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Sponsored by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK


Fleet supplier of the year



RAC Business

The Automobile Association

Sponsored by Toyota & Lexus Fleet Services


New company car of the year

Audi A4

BMW 1 Series

BMW 3 Series

Jaguar XE

Jaguar XF

Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Skoda Superb

Vauxhall Astra

Volkswagen Passat

Sponsored by LeasePlan UK


Fleet manufacturer of the year

Audi UK


Ford Motor Company

Jaguar Land Rover

Mercedes-Benz UK

Skoda UK

Vauxhall Motors

Sponsored by KeeResources


Fleet News Hall of Fame

Editor’s decision

Sponsored by The Automobile Association

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  • Darran Harris - 18/02/2016 19:04

    We at CheckedSafe are delighted to be a finalist at these awards. Looking at the distinguished list of finalists we feel proud to be in the same company. We are very much looking forward to the even itself and hopefully meeting some of our contemporaries.

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