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Public and Private sector businesses urged to join search for greenest fleets

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The awards ceremony celebrates public and private organisations that are successfully reducing fuel bills and lowering carbon footprints through better transport policies and more efficient use of their fleets. The awards also recognise companies that supply cost and fuel saving products or services to fleets.

Established as a leading event in the green awards calendar, last year’s awards attracted over 100 entries. The 2011 ceremony was attended by Norman Baker MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, along with other notable business leaders and government representatives.

Now in its seventh year, the Fleet Hero Awards is open to organisations with fleets in England and has a diverse range of previous winners including construction and utilities contractors, automotive manufacturers, courier companies, government departments and agencies, NHS trusts and local councils.

Philip Sellwood, chief executive of the Energy Saving Trust, said: 'Research shows that road transport contributes to around a fifth of the UK’s total greenhouse gas emissions, with businesses in England playing a major part in this. The Fleet Hero Awards recognise businesses that are helping the country to reduce this figure and achieve its sustainability targets.

'This year we have introduced additional categories to honour even more businesses for their contribution to the progressive reduction of CO2 emissions from vehicles,' he added.

The 12 categories are: Best Public Sector Fleet; Best Private Sector Fleet; Smarter Driving; Grey Fleet Management; Business Mileage Management; Industry Supplier of the Year; Transport Solutions Supplier of the Year; Innovation in Car & Van Manufacturing; Innovation in Services and Systems; Innovation in Fleet Management; Leadership Award; and Commercial Vehicle Management Award (including HGVs).

The awards are free to enter and the application process is straightforward and quick, initially requiring only a 250 word entry outlining why your organisation should win. The deadline for entries is Friday 17 August 2012.

Successful first round applicants will be notified by Monday 27 August 2012 and invited to submit a second, more detailed application by Friday 28 September 2012. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Tuesday 20 November.

For more information and application forms, please click HERE.

If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland and you are interested in how to reduce your fleet emissions, please call the Energy Saving Trust’s transport advice line on 0845 602 1425 or email them HERE.

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