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Energy Saving Trust announces 2015 'Fleet Heroes'

Celebrated their 10th anniversary, the awards were held last night (26 November) at the London Transport Museum hosted by BBC Watchdog motoring reporter Ginny Buckley and with a keynote presentation from Transport Minister Andrew Jones MP.


The Fleet Hero Awards 2015 winners are:


Best Public Sector Fleet

WINNER: West Yorkshire Police                 

RUNNER UP: Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust


Best Business Sector Fleet

WINNER: Z-Tech Control Systems                 

RUNNER UP: Abbott                  


Low Emission Vehicle Manufacturer




Plugged-in Fleets

WINNER: Gnewt Cargo                 

RUNNER UP: Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust                 


Grey Fleet Management

WINNER: Bath & North East Somerset Council                 

RUNNER UP: Aylesbury Vale District Council                 


Air Quality Initiative

WINNER: London Boroughs of Hackney, Islington and Tower Hamlets                 

RUNNER UP: Oxfordshire County Council & Oxford City Council                 



WINNER: Carlsberg                 

RUNNER UP: O’Donovan Waste Disposal


Low carbon Fleet Supplier

WINNER: Chevin Fleet Solutions                 

RUNNER UP: Co-wheels Car Club


Plug-in Taxi or Private Hire Initiative

WINNER: eConnect cars



Commercial Vehicle Management

WINNER: O'Donovan Waste Disposal                 



Unsung (fleet) hero

WINNER: Chris Chandler, Lex Autolease                 

RUNNER UP: Mike Potter, Fleetdrive


Philip Sellwood, chief executive of the Energy Saving Trust, said: “Working with fleets to save energy brings a wide range of positive impacts – not only significant cost and carbon emission reductions but also safety benefits and air quality improvement. Our Fleet Heroes are pioneering the use of new technology, from telematics to ultra-low emission vehicles, to bring change at scale. The awards independently validate their achievements, and recognise the years of determined effort they have made to bring change.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 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. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.