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Fleet News is offering fleet decision-makers, manufacturers and suppliers a chance to boost their business performance and credibility, their own careers and staff motivation.

All it takes is half an hour of your time!


Then enter the Fleet News Awards 2020.

Numerous studies that have shown the positive impacts that winning industry awards can have on a business and its employees. Even being shortlisted can have a positive effect.

Entries are now open for fleet operators, suppliers and car manufacturers – your opportunity for recognition within the fleet sector and beyond.

Being shortlisted for a fleet category, for example, is about more than a pat on the back for the fleet decision-maker; it’s about raising the profile of the company brand with existing and potential customers.

Organisations who take seriously their fleet safety and environmental obligations are ideally placed to win business – these things really matter to consumers.

Award winners say the Fleet News Awards has helped them to acquire new talent, raise their brand profile and improve client relationships.

Graham, fleet manager, Gateshead Council (Hall of Fame), said: “It is without doubt the most prestigious award of my career. I am deeply moved that I was considered. To be in the company of such great people is an honour.”

Sarah Gilding, head of Joint Vehicle Fleet Management, South Yorkshire Police and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue (fleet of the year up to 1,000 vehicles), added: “I would encourage people to enter the fleet news awards, as to win is a great accolade. 

“I was immensely proud to win an award, knowing that we have been judged against other fleets in both the public and private sector and recognised for the good work that we do is a great achievement for the team and organisation.”

Also, Stewart Lightbody, M Group head of fleet (fleet manager of the year), described the award win as being “as good as it gets”.

“Fleet Manager of the year award is something to be truly valued as it’s a special acknowledgement of the value you have delivered to your own organisation and benchmarked against the best practice of our varied industry,” he said.

To enter the awards, head to the website now to register your interest: awards.fleetnews.co.uk


26 September 2019

Entries open. Go to the awards website- awards.fleetnews.co.uk

29 November 2019

Entry deadline for all categories

2 December 2019

Shortlist drawn up for fleet category interviews

22 January 2020

Judging day for manufacturer awards

23 January 2020

Judging day for supplier awards

29-30 January 2020

Fleet manager interviews/judging take place

Mid-February 2020

Shortlist revealed

11 March 2020

Winners revealed at Fleet News Awards black-tie ceremony, Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London

Judging panel

  • Chairman: Christopher Macgowan OBE
  • Auditor: Brian Cooper, E&Y

Fleet Awards

  • Stephen Briers, Fleet News
  • Caroline Sandall, ACFO
  • Stewart Lightbody M Group Services and current fleet manager of the year
  • Paul Hollick, ICFM

Supplier Awards

  • Stephen Briers, Fleet News
  • Graham Short, Zip Water (UK)
  • Ryan Coles, Aviva
  • Liz Hollands, FTA
  • Jo Coffey, Anglian Water
  • Peter Weston, Arcus
  • David Oliver, Red Bull

Manufacturer Awards

  • Stephen Briers, Fleet News
  • Matt dePrez, Fleet News
  • Martin Ward, CAP
  • Andy Cutler, Glass’s
  • Mark Jowsey, KeeResources
  • Matt Curtis, LeasePlan
  • Shaun Sadlier, Arval
  • Debbie Floyde, Bauer Media
  • Chris Connors, Countryside Properties


Fleet categories

  • Safe Fleet Award
  • Environmental Fleet Award
  • Best Travel and Mobility Initiative
  • Most Improved Fleet
  • Fleet of the Year – up to 1,000 vehicles
  • Fleet of the Year – more than 1,000 vehicles

Manufacturer categories

  • Best Small Car
  • Best Lower Medium Car
  • Best Upper Medium Car
  • Best Compact SUV
  • Best Mid-size SUV
  • Best Compact Premium Car
  • Best Premium Car
  • Best Executive Car
  • Best Zero Emission Car
  • Green Fleet Manufacturer
  • Most Improved Fleet Manufacturer

Supplier categories

  • Leasing Company – up to 20,000 vehicles
  • Leasing Company – more than 20,000 vehicles
  • Rental Company of the Year
  • Customer Service Award
  • Fleet Dealer of the Year
  • Innovation in Mobility Technology Award                    

Headline categories

  • Fleet Supplier of the Year
  • New Company Car of the Year
  • Fleet Manufacturer of the Year
  • Fleet Champion Award
  • Fleet Manager of the Year
  • Fleet News Hall of Fame

To enter the awards, head to the website now to register your interest: awards.fleetnews.co.uk

Pictures: 2019 Fleet News Awards Gallery

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