The work of Steve Hook, ICFM training manager since the organisation launched in 1992, was recognised when he was one of two recipients of an ICFM Honorary Fellowship.
The award recognises services to the fleet industry and the second recipient was Professor Colin Tourick, a leading figure in the fleet industry for almost 40 years.
Initially working in the contract hire and leasing sector, he has gone on to launch consultancy Colin Tourick & Associates, is Professor of Automotive Management at the University of Buckingham Business School, co-founder of the International Auto Finance Network and the author of eight books on fleet management.
Profession Tourick, said ICFM chairman Paul Hollick, was “a man who has pushed the boundaries of education in our industry. As an author, his books are vital reads for our members. He has helped a generation of fleet managers to be more knowledgeable and better developed”.
Hollick said Hook, who has been an ICFM board member, training and education manager and the only ICFM member since launch, was “an extremely important person to me and the industry. The guide for all students, taking them though the modules, supporting them and developing their skills - some that they never thought they had - he has marked the coursework of more than 2,000 trainees. He transforms people.”
Meanwhile, the Peter Moxon Award for the Training Achiever of the Year was won by Maria Williams, a fleet administrator at Bristol-Myers Squibb. She had successfully completed both the ICFM’s Introductory Certificate in Car and LCV Fleet Management and Certificate in Car and LCV Fleet Management courses.
The winner of the ICFM’s Career Development Award, which recognises personal advancement of their career or helping others advance theirs as a result of ICFM training, was Brian Hardwick, head of operations, Fleet Operations.
Not only did he pass the Introductory Certificate in Car and LCV Fleet Management course, but he signed up more than 40 of the company’s employees to ICFM training with many already having successfully completed training at both Introductory Certificate and Certificate level.
Many ICFM members who achieved a qualification in the past 15 months since the last Awards ceremony were recognised with their certificates presented by Scotland rugby legend Gavin Hastings.
Introductory Certificate in Car and LCV Fleet Management: A total of 55 people gained the Introductory Certificate. Those who attended Conference were: Tim Peters, regional manager contracts and leasing, BMW Group Government and Authorities Division; Maria Williams, fleet administrator, Bristol-Myers Squibb; Euan Graham, fleet sales operations executive, Daimler Fleet Management; Brian Hardwick, head of operations, Fleet Operations; Dawn Simcoe, account manager, Fleet Operations; Paddy Mannion, risk management team leader, Fleet Operations; Kendal Overy, assistant fleet manager, Lex Autolease; Dean Smith, motor claims co-ordinator, Rydon Group; Beth Pattinson, account executive, Zenith; Collette Hurley, account executive, Zenith; Heather Weldon, account executive, Zenith; Paul Thomas, account executive, Zenith.
Certificate in Car and LCV Fleet Management: A total of 12 people gained their Certificate. Those who attended Conference were: Drew Spellar, commercial head, Ambit; Maria Williams, fleet administrator, Bristol-Myers Squibb; Tracey McFerran, client services and operations manager, Fleet Operations; Nabeel Sheikh, fleet manager, LCH; Philip Smith, fleet administrator, Phoenix Medical Supplies; Kim Harrison, category lead fleet, Crown Commercial Service.
Diploma in Fleet Management and ICFM Fellowship: A total of 11 people gained their Diploma. Those who attended Conference were: Georgina Smith, fleet manager, Healthcare at Home; Dean Waters, fleet and equipment manager, Ideal Boilers; Joanne Buckley, senior fleet manager, South Yorkshire Police; Julie Whyte, car fleet leader, Muller Dairy UK; Jason Gadsby, group fleet manager, Phoenix Medical Supplies; Paul Tate, commodity manager, Siemens; Didier Smith, vehicle storeman, Surrey Police; Kelly Butler, team leader - vehicle data, Surrey Police.