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Fleet Heroes 2019 finalists revealed

The Energy Saving Trust has revealed the finalists for this year’s Fleet Heroes, including well-known fleet names, ranging from DPD and Brecon Beacons National Park Authority to Volkswagen Financial Services and the Environment Agency.

This year’s Fleet Heroes Awards will once again recognise those organisations at the forefront of eco fleet developments

The finalists (see full list below) have been announced ahead of this year’s Fleet Heroes Awards & Conference, which takes place on Thursday 28 November at the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square in central London, and will see the final winners revealed.

As well as the Awards, the EST’s flagship event will also bring together transport experts, business and government to discuss fleet sustainability and innovation, ultra-low emission vehicles and air quality in the conference – which precedes the Awards and is free to attend.

Speakers include SSE Enterprise’s Kevin Walstead; Highways England’s Chris Plumb; C40 Cities’ Caroline Watson, City of York Council’s Dave Atkinson; PSA Group’s Helen Lees and Neil Madgwick of UK Power Network (see full line-up here).

Tim Anderson, head of transport at the Energy Saving Trust, said: “Now in its fourteenth year, Fleet Heroes celebrates the best sustainable practices across the transport industry and the achievements of businesses, organisations and local authorities implementing them in the journey towards zero emissions. An exceptional shortlist of finalists from the length and breadth of the UK have been selected by our panel of independent judges, making the unveiling of the winners on awards night a truly inspirational one! The Fleet Heroes Awards & Conference also offers a great opportunity to network with a range of professionals from across the sector and hear the latest from expert speakers. We are filling those places and I would encourage people to register for their free place soon.”

Fleet Heroes Awards 2019 Finalists

Electric Vehicle Hero, sponsored by Go Ultra Low

  • Brecon Beacons National Park Authority
  • East Coast Organics Ltd
  • Swansea University, Active Building Centre

Smarter Business Travel Hero sponsored by Fleet World

  • Doncaster Council
  • Royal Derby Hospital
  • The Highland Council

Sustainable Deliveries Hero, sponsored by Highways England

  • DPD UK
  • East Coast Organics Ltd
  • Gnewt by Menzies Distribution
  • Milk & More
  • Team London Bridge
  • Zedify

Future Cities Hero

  • Coventry City Council
  • London Borough of Waltham Forest
  • Nottingham City Council

Innovation Hero

  • The Climate Group
  • Urban Electric
  • Volkswagen Financial Services

Unsung Hero

  • Andrea Booth, Royal Derby Hospital
  • Keith Freeman, DriveTech
  • Rob Macintosh, St John Ambulance

EST Fleet of the Year, sponsored by Alphabet

  • Environment Agency, Defra Group Fleet Services
  • Galliford Try
  • SMS plc


The Fleet Heroes Awards & Conference begins with registration from 12:30pm. The conference takes place 1:30pm until 4pm, the awards run from 4:30pm followed by a drinks reception at 5:30pm.

To register for a free place at the conference, please click here.

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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.