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Fleet Hero Awards 2017 winners announced

The University of Birmingham, British Gas and ALD Automotive are amongst the winners of this year’s Fleet Hero Awards, which focussed on air quality issues and reaching carbon emissions targets.

Philip Sellwood speaking

Philip Sellwood speaking

Run by the Energy Saving Trust and now in its 12th year, the annual Fleet Hero Awards applauded organisations leading the UK the way to reduce emissions from road transport.

The awards ceremony, held in the Museum of London Docklands, was hosted by electric vehicle aficionado, Robert Llewellyn, and sponsored by the Department for Transport, BMW, Enterprise-Rent-a-Car, Highways England and Volkswagen.

For the first time in the Awards’ history, the Unsung Hero award was shared between two – Matt Dale of Bristol’s ALD Automotive and David Hosking of Tusker.

Philip Sellwood, Chief Executive of the Energy Saving Trust, said: “The entries were very competitive and it is very encouraging to see such a swell of new entrants this year.

“Such was the standard of entries that our judges had an extremely difficult time in picking our winners – indeed the competition in the Unsung Fleet Hero category was so strong that two winners were recognised. The judges were keen to highlight the important role of inspired and determined individuals in driving change.”

The winners of the Fleet Hero Awards 2017 were:

  • Best Public Sector Fleet: University of Birmingham
  • Best Business Sector Fleet: Z-Tech Control Systems
  • Smarter Travel: Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust
  • Efficient Driving: British Gas
  • Clean Air: Cross River Partnership
  • Innovation: ALD Automotive
  • Ultra Low Emission Fleet: Leeds City Council
  • Ultra-low mission Infrastructure: Heathrow Airport

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

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Jonathan Musk

Jonathan turned to motoring journalism in 2013 having founded, edited and produced Autovolt - one of the UK's leading electric car publications. He has also written and produced books on both Ferrari and Hispano-Suiza, while working as an international graphic designer for the past 15 years. As the automotive industry moves towards electrification, Jonathan brings a near-unrivalled knowledge of EVs and hybrids to Fleet World Group.


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