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Energy Saving Trust announces the 2015 Fleet Heroes

Energy Saving Trust announces the 2015 Fleet HeroesFriday, 27 November, 2015

11 fleets and suppliers win Energy Saving Trust Fleet Hero Awards 

For images or interviews with the winners, please contact Richard Kay on 020 7227 0385 or Richard.kay@est.org.uk 

 

The Energy Saving Trust is delighted to announce the 11 winners for the 2015 Fleet Hero Awards.

The Fleet Hero Awards is one of the key fleet events in the UK and celebrated its 10th anniversary last night. The awards showcase organisations, suppliers and manufacturers that have successfully reduced fuel bills and lowered emissions and carbon footprint through better transport policies and improved fleet efficiency.

The winners were presented yesterday evening at the London Transport Museum by BBC Watchdog motoring reporter Ginny Buckley. Transport Minister Andrew Jones MP also attended the ceremony and spoke to an audience of notable business leaders and government stakeholders.

 

Philip Sellwood, Chief Executive of the Energy Saving Trust, said:

“Working with fleets to save energy brings a wide range of positive impacts – not only significant cost and carbon emission reductions but also safety benefits and air quality improvement. Our Fleet Heroes are pioneering the use of new technology, from telematics to ultra-low emission vehicles, to bring change at scale. The awards independently validate their achievements, and recognise the years of determined effort they have made to bring change.”

 

The Fleet Hero Awards 2015 winners are:

1. Best Public Sector Fleet

WINNER West Yorkshire Police       

RUNNER UP  Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust

 

2. Best Business Sector Fleet

WINNER Z-Tech Control Systems   

RUNNER UP Abbott

 

3. Low Emission Vehicle Manufacturer

WINNER BMW Group UK

RUNNER UP Toyota GB

 

4.Plugged-in Fleets

WINNER Gnewt Cargo         

RUNNER UP Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust      

 

5. Grey Fleet Management

WINNER Bath & North East Somerset Council        

RUNNER UP Aylesbury Vale District Council          

 

6. Air Quality Initiative

WINNER London Boroughs of Hackney, Islington and Tower Hamlets      

RUNNER UP Oxfordshire County Council & Oxford City Council  

 

7. Eco-driving

WINNER Carlsberg   

RUNNER UP O’Donovan Waste Disposal

 

8. Low carbon Fleet Supplier

WINNER Chevin Fleet Solutions       

RUNNER UP Co-wheels Car Club

 

9. Plug-in Taxi or Private Hire Initiative

WINNER eConnect cars

RUNNER UP Thriev

 

10. Commercial Vehicle Management

WINNER O'Donovan Waste Disposal          

RUNNER UP TNT UK

 

11. Unsung (fleet) hero

WINNER Chris Chandler, Lex Autolease      

RUNNER UP Mike Potter, Fleetdrive

 

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

ENDS

 

NOTES TO EDITORS

For further information please contact:

Richard Kay 020 7227 0385 / richard.kay@est.org.uk

 

About Energy Saving Trust

Energy Saving Trust is an organisation providing evidence-based advice and ground-breaking research that helps people save energy, every day.

Trusted by consumers, businesses and organisations for our expertise and independence, our goal is to find new and better ways to drive change and reduce energy consumption.

The Transport Programme at the Energy Saving Trust offers fleets independent and impartial practical advice based on evidence and experience. We have a range of transport initiatives to help businesses and public sector organisations reduce fuel consumption, driving down expenditure on fuel as well as carbon emissions.

www.energysavingtrust.org.uk