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Openreach and Fleetmaster take trophies in Brake Fleet Champions Awards

Fleet operators and suppliers including Openreach and Fleetmaster Group have taken trophies in the 2021 UK Fleet Champions Awards for their work to go above and beyond on safer driving.

The winners of this year’s UK Fleet Champions Awards were revealed at a digital ceremony broadcast on Thursday 23 September

The awards, run annually as part of Brake’s Global Fleet Champions campaign, saw 11 organisations recognised for their work in improving the safety of their operations.

Entries were evaluated by a panel of external judges from across the safe and mobility landscape and winners were revealed at a digital ceremony broadcast on Thursday 23 September.

Judges praised the proactive and forward-thinking initiatives by entrants for excelling in what was expected in terms of enhancing safer driving.

The Kevin Storey Award for Outstanding Commitment to Road Safety was won by Dave Conway from FM Conway, while Openreach’s Kieren Tickner was named as Road Risk Manager of the Year.

The full list of 2021 winners and highly commended entrants is as follows:

Company Driver Safety Award (large fleet) (sponsored by Fleetmaster Group):

Winner: Openreach

Highly commended: British Gas, Telent Technology Services

Company Driver Safety Award (small fleet) (sponsored by Fleetmaster Group):

Winner: TES 2000

Dr Will Murray Award for Analysis and Action (sponsored by eDriving):

Winner: Nottingham City Council

Highly commended: Praiso

Fleet Safety Innovation Award (sponsored by FORS):

Winner: Fleetmaster Group

Highly commended: British Gas, Good to Go Safety, Safe Drive Pod

Fleet Safety Partnership Award (sponsored by National Highways):

Winner: Jacobs/Applied Driving Techniques

Highly commended: Fleetmaster Group/British Gas, Vision Track/LiveWest

Fleet Safety Product Award:

Winner: Fleetmaster Group

Highly commended: eDriving, Good to Go Safety, Vision Track

Fleet Safety Product Award (in-vehicle):

Winner: eDriving

Highly commended: MiX Telematics, Vision Techniques UK

Kevin Storey Award for Outstanding Commitment to Road Safety (sponsored by Fleetmaster Group):

Winner: Dave Conway, FM Conway

Road Risk Manager of the Year Award (sponsored by Licence Bureau):

Winner: Kieren Tickner, Openreach

Highly commended Mick Kiely, TES 2000

Safe Vehicles Award (sponsored by Royal HaskoningDHV):

Winner: Air Products

Sustainable Journeys Award (sponsored by Echomaster):

Winner: Liftshare

Ross Moorlock, chief operating officer at Brake, said: “Once again it was amazing to see the depth of commitment across the fleet industry to improving road safety reflected in the entries we received for these awards. The fantastic and life-saving work by our winners and highly commended entrants show how they are going the extra mile to reach the highest standards of fleet safety. A huge congratulations to them all.”

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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.

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