Energy Saving Trust’s Fleet Heroes winners were revealed at an awards ceremony in London, last week.
The seven awards categories recognise fleet sustainability best practice, with 23 shortlisted organisations and individuals representing a diverse range of applicants from across the UK.
More than 150 transport experts, businesses and government were in attendance at the Fleet Heroes Awards and Conference to discuss fleet sustainability, ultra-low emission vehicles and air quality at the annual flagship event.
Themed Driving Net Zero, conference keynote speaker Jason Smith from Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) was joined by Centrica’s Chris Jackson; Leeds City Council’s Tom Cowan; SSE Enterprise’s Kevin Welstead; Highways England’s Christopher Plumb; C40 Cities’ Caroline Watson; City of York Council’s Andrew Leadbetter; Neil Madgwick of UK Power Networks and Kim Harrison of the Crown Commercial Service.
Tim Anderson, head of transport at Energy Saving Trust, said: “Congratulations to all the fleets and individuals recognised as Fleet Heroes at this year’s awards. Each and every one is making fantastic improvements through their work to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality.
“This is the fourteenth year of Fleet Heroes celebrating the achievements of businesses, organisations and local authorities in the journey towards zero emissions. This year’s event comes at a time of heightened awareness and urgency of the climate emergency.”
Fraser Crichton, fleet operations manager at Dundee City Council, said: “Winning last year at the Fleet Heroes Awards was great recognition for the work we’re doing in our city around electric vehicle adoption and infrastructure. The event was an excellent opportunity to meet with peers across the sector and discuss our respective achievements and learnings.”
Fleet Heroes Awards 2019 Winners
Electric Vehicle Hero
WINNER: East Coast Organics
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Brecon Beacons National Park Authority
Smarter Business Travel Hero
WINNER: Doncaster Council
HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Highland Council
WINNER: The Climate Group
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Urban Electric
Sustainable Deliveries Hero
WINNER: DPD UK
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Team London Bridge
Future Cities Hero
WINNER: Nottingham City Council
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Coventry City Council
WINNER: Rob MacIntosh, St John Ambulance
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Keith Freeman, DriveTech
EST Fleet of the Year
WINNER: Environment Agency
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Galliford Try