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Final week for ACFO Awards nominations

John Pryor, ACFO

There are seven days for nominations to be made for the 2016 ACFO Awards.

With the countdown to the September 9 nomination deadline underway, all fleet decision-makers - not just Association of Car Fleet Operators members - are being urged to nominate their top vehicles, initiatives and suppliers’ products and services.

The ACFO Awards are being held for the 33rd consecutive year and they enable both members and non-members to initially nominate the very best in their opinion across seven categories:

·     Fleet Service Company of the Year

·     Environmental Initiative of the Year

·     Fleet Safety Initiative of the Year

·     Green Vehicle of the Year

·     Small Van of the Year

·     Large Van of the Year

·     Fleet Car of the Year 

ACFO chairman John Pryor (pictured) said: “We have received many nominations across all categories for the Awards, which underlines the importance of them to the fleet industry at large. However, there is still time for fleet decision-makers to nominate what they consider to be the best in breed in terms of vehicles, new initiatives from suppliers and the best service companies.”

Nominations can be made online at the ACFO website. Once the nominations list has been compiled, ACFO members only will then be asked to vote for their winner in each of the categories.

ACFO is also urging members, motor manufacturers and fleet industry suppliers to book tables for the prestigious 2016 annual Awards, which will take place on Wednesday, 16th November, 2016.

Once again the awards dinner, which is traditionally attended by almost 300 people is being held at the St John’s Hotel, Warwick Road, Solihull, Birmingham.

Table bookings, as well as details of Awards’ sponsorship opportunities, can be made by contacting ACFO on 01865 342102, via email info@acfo.org or through the ACFO website www.acfo.org.

The charity partner at this year’s Awards evening is the 401 Challenge. It sees runner Ben Smith attempting to run a world record 401 marathons in 401 consecutive days around 309 locations in the UK. He has to date completed more than 350 marathons and covered around 9,400 miles. His aim is to raise £250,000 to support charities Stonewall and Kidscape whose work includes supporting anti-bullying initiatives in UK schools and society.

The evening’s guest speaker will be “stand-up historian” Bill Callaghan, a Yeoman Warder at the Tower of London.

Pryor added: “The popularity of the ACFO Awards continues to increase among members, motor manufacturers and fleet suppliers.

“Money raised through sponsorship and ticket sales is vitally important to ACFO as it help funds the work of the organisation through the year, including our popular seminar programme.

“Since launching the Awards in their current format, we have seen attendance increase year-on-year and we anticipate another sell-out and an exciting night as we name the top suppliers, best initiatives and best company vehicles in the view of ACFO members in 2016.”

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