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EST announces finalists for 2016 Fleet Hero Awards

The Energy Saving Trust has announced the finalists for this year’s Fleet Hero Awards, including for the inaugural Innovation Award.

Fleet Heroes 2016

This year’s Fleet Hero Awards and Conference take place on Thursday 24 November at the London Transport Museum

The short list covers a total of 31 fleets and suppliers, including blue light and council fleets as well as fleet suppliers and vehicle manufacturers, who have all been recognised for their work to reduce transport emissions.

Philip Sellwood, chief executive of the Energy Saving Trust, said: “This year’s Fleet Hero Awards is our 11th celebration of sustainable fleet management and low emission transport and it remains a great opportunity to meet with leaders in the transport and fleet management industry.

“Our shortlist includes organisations from all around the country that are cutting emissions with forward-looking transport policies and fleet efficiency. This year we have included an Innovation Award recognising fleet managers, vehicle manufacturers or fleet service suppliers who are leading the way and have recently introduced and proven the effect of an innovative measure to reduce fleet emission.”

The winners will be announced on the evening of 24 November at the London Transport Museum. Transport Minister Andrew Jones MP will attend the ceremony and give a keynote speech.

During the afternoon delegates will also have the opportunity to attend the Fleet Hero Conference which brings together expert speakers from the Government’s Joint Air Quality Unit, BMW, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Arval, Farmdrop, and the BVRLA to discuss clean fuels and technologies and the role fleets can play in helping to tackle air pollution.

The awards will be hosted by Robert Llewellyn who is perhaps best known for his role as Kryten in hit BBC comedy Red Dwarf and as co-presenter of Channel 4’s Scrapheap Challenge. More recently he has forged a strong position for himself as an automotive journalist and an expert on green cars – in particular electric cars, and launched EV web series Fully Charged in 2010.

For more information on how your organisation can cut transport costs and emissions visit www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/fleet or email [email protected].

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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.