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Awards celebrate van excellence

20 November 2019 #CV Sector #TNB News #Van

The Freight Transport Association’s annual Van Excellence Awards have once again recognised the nation’s best van operators and drivers.

Presented at a ceremony in Birmingham, the awards celebrate the businesses and individuals who have made a significant contribution to the industry and are setting a high standard for others to follow.

Kevin Green, Director of Marketing and Communications at FTA, which administers the Van Excellence scheme, said, “As the vans market continues to grow rapidly – there are now more than 4.3 million of them on Britain’s roads – it is important we recognise the van drivers and operators consistently leading the way in excellence.

“Vans play a vital and varied role in the UK economy, from a means to deliver a consumer’s online shopping to transporting a tradesman’s tools. And the role of van drivers and operators is equally diverse: community consideration, employee welfare and use of technology all form part of their day-to-day responsibilities. Yet too often their contribution to society is undervalued; these awards are an opportunity to finally change that.

“All the winners and highly commended entrants have proven they truly are the best of the best in their respective fields; I would like to extend my congratulations to them all.”

The full list of winners is as follows:

Van Excellence Champion of the Year  

  • Winner:  Rachel Bullen, Fleet Operations Manager, Cadent Gas

Putting Drivers First, sponsored by Brigade Electronics 

  • Winner: Auto Electrical Services (AES)
  • Highly commended: McGinley Support Services

Using Technology for Good, sponsored by Hertz  

  • Winner: Cadent Gas
  • Highly commended: Auto Electrical Services (AES)

Keeping your Show on the Road, sponsored by The AA 

  • Winner: Murphy Plant Limited
  • Highly Commended: Reflex Vehicle Hire

Making a Difference, sponsored by Lex Autolease 

  • Winner: Reflex Vehicle Hire

Helping the Community, sponsored by Quartix 

  • Winner: McGinley Support Services
  • Highly Commended: Reflex Vehicle Hire

Winning at Wellbeing, sponsored by Bott 

  • Winner:  Auto Electrical Services (AES)

Hero of the Year, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Vans 

  • Winner: Kevin Marriott, Sainsburys Supermarkets Ltd
  • Highly Commended: Andrew Robbins, BT Fleet

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