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2017 Fleet Hero finalists revealed

Fleets including British Gas and West Yorkshire Police have been short-listed for the 2017 Energy Saving Trust Fleet Hero Awards.

Fleet Hero Awards

Fleet Hero Awards

Now in their 12th year, the awards showcases organisations, suppliers and manufacturers at the forefront of sustainable fleet management.

The award line-up also includes the Unsung Fleet Hero, sponsored by Fleet World, with this year’s shortlist featuring Matt Dale of ALD Automotive, Tusker’s David Hosking and Darren Smith of Heathrow Airport.

This year’s awards also feature an Ultra-low Emission Infrastructure accolade recognising fleet managers and transport planners who are showcasing best practice when planning and installing charging equipment for plug-in vehicles – with possible winners covering Heathrow Airport, Hydrogen Hub and London Borough of Hackney.

In total, 28 fleets and suppliers are short-listed for the awards, which take place at the Museum of London Docklands on 9 November and will again be hosted by actor and TV presenter Robert Llewellyn who has recently forged a strong position for himself as an automotive journalist and an expert on green cars.

The awards are preceded by the EST’s conference in the afternoon, which covers the latest developments in fleet sustainability, air quality management, low-emission vehicles. This year’s conference will include expert speakers from the Department for Transport, Emissions Analytics, Highways England, Nottingham City Council, University of Leeds and Z-Tech Control Systems to discuss the joint challenges of tackling air quality and carbon emissions. Edmund King, AA president, will provide the keynote speech.

The shortlist is available to view online at http://www.fleetheroawards.org.uk/ or email [email protected] with any questions or to register your interest in attending the conference and awards.

For more information on how your organisation can cut transport costs and emissions visit www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/fleet or email [email protected].The companies that made it onto the Fleet Hero Awards 2017 shortlist are:

1. Best public sector fleet sponsored by Enterprise Rent-A-Car
London Borough of Hackney
University of Birmingham
West Yorkshire Police

2. Best business sector fleet
Bibby Distribution
Z-Tech Control Systems

3. Smarter travel
Cumbria County Council
Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust

Efficient driving
British Gas
O’Donovan Waste Disposal

4. Clean air award
CNG Fuels
Cross River Partnership
University of Birmingham

5. Innovation award
ALD Automotive
Magenta Technology
Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust

6. Ultra-low emission fleet sponsored by BMW
Leeds City Council
London Borough of Hackney
University of Birmingham

7. Ultra-low emission infrastructure
Heathrow Airport
Hydrogen Hub
London Borough of Hackney

8. Unsung fleet hero sponsored by Fleet World
Matt Dale, ALD Automotive
David Hosking, Tusker
Darren Smith, Heathrow Airport

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.