Arval UK was announced the winner of the industry’s first Wellbeing Award at this year’s FN50 for the important work it carries out to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of its staff.
The award was launched by Fleet News in celebration and honour of James Davis, customer insight director at Cox Automotive, who sadly died in July.
Arval UK’s managing director, Lakshmi Moorthy, was present at the prestigious ceremony in London, where she accepted the award, which was sponsored by Cox Automotive.
She said: “You could feel the emotion in the room and I was humbled as I listened to people’s views – both on James’ contribution to, and on this award’s importance for, our industry.
“Ensuring we take care of our people on an ongoing basis is a matter which is close to my heart, and also those in our HR, CSR, exec team and all of our managers, who nurture our culture and demonstrate daily that Arval cares for our colleagues – that care translates direct to our customers.
“I’d like to thank Fleet News for creating such an important award for our industry, which has been under pressure from multiple factors in the last 18 months.”
Fleet News has championed wellbeing in the industry and its editor-in-chief, Stephen Briers, commented on why Arval was selected.
He said: “Arval was a fitting winner of the inaugural Fleet News Wellbeing Award. It has a comprehensive and structured approach to staff wellbeing that incorporates a vast array of initiatives and programmes.
“The feedback from its employees told us everything we needed to know about the extra lengths the business goes to in order to look after the mental health and wellbeing of its people.”
Recognising outstanding customer service in the industry, Arval UK also secured an FN50 Individual Award win for Samantha Seaton, sales account manager, and Kieron Hollis, senior account manager, was highly commended as a rising star in the industry – both colleagues are based in its Manchester office.
The FN50 reveals the UK’s top 50 fleet companies every year. Within the table, Arval UK retained third position in the country with 179,022 vehicles on its UK fleet.