Energy Saving Trust’s Fleet Heroes winners were announced today (28 November) at their prestigious awards event at the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square in central London hosted by presenter Sam Ashoo.
The seven awards categories recognise fleet sustainability best practice, with 23 shortlisted organisations and individuals representing a diverse range of applicants from across the UK.
More than 150 transport experts, businesses and government were in attendance at the Fleet Heroes Awards & Conference to discuss fleet sustainability, ultra-low emission vehicles and air quality at the annual flagship event.
Themed Driving Net Zero, conference keynote speaker Jason Smith from Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) was joined by Centrica’s Chris Jackson; Leeds City Council’s Tom Cowan; SSE Enterprise’s Kevin Welstead; Highways England’s Christopher Plumb; C40 Cities’ Caroline Watson; City of York Council’s Andrew Leadbetter; Neil Madgwick of UK Power Networks and Kim Harrison of the Crown Commercial Service.
Tim Anderson, Head of Transport at Energy Saving Trust said: “Congratulations to all the fleets and individuals recognised as Fleet Heroes at this year’s awards. Each and every one is making fantastic improvements through their work to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality.
“This is the fourteenth year of Fleet Heroes celebrating the achievements of businesses, organisations and local authorities in the journey towards zero emissions. This year’s event comes at a time of heightened awareness and urgency of the climate emergency.”
Fraser Crichton, Fleet Operations Manager at Dundee City Council commented: “Winning last year at the Fleet Heroes Awards was great recognition for the work we’re doing in our city around electric vehicle adoption and infrastructure. The event was an excellent opportunity to meet with peers across the sector and discuss our respective achievements and learnings.”
The Fleet Heroes Awards & Conference is sponsored by Go Ultra Low, Highways England, Alphabet and trade media partner Fleet World.
For further information and images contact: Sophie Lanning and Polly Parkin at Kindred, 020 7010 0817, ESTpressoffice@kindredagency.com
Fleet Heroes Awards 2019 Winners
Electric Vehicle Hero sponsored by Go Ultra Low
- WINNER: East Coast Organics Ltd
- HIGHLY COMMENDED: Brecon Beacons National Park Authority
Smarter Business Travel Hero sponsored by Fleet World
- WINNER: Doncaster Council
- HIGHLY COMMENDED: The Highland Council
- WINNER: The Climate Group
- HIGHLY COMMENDED: Urban Electric
Sustainable Deliveries Hero, sponsored by Highways England
- WINNER: DPD UK
- HIGHLY COMMENDED: Team London Bridge
Future Cities Hero
- WINNER: Nottingham City Council
- HIGHLY COMMENDED: Coventry City Council
- WINNER: Rob MacIntosh, St John Ambulance
- HIGHLY COMMENDED: Keith Freeman, DriveTech
EST Fleet of the Year sponsored by Alphabet
- WINNER: Environment Agency
- HIGHLY COMMENDED: Galliford Try
Notes to editors
Fleet Heroes Awards & Conference
Fleet Heroes is free to attend and free to enter. The awards recognise the outstanding achievements of fleets, businesses, local authorities and others who are taking action to reduce carbon emissions, tackle air pollution and improve business operations and public services.
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 and fuel consumption. www.energysavingtrust.org.uk
Go Ultra Low
The Go Ultra Low campaign aims to increase purchase consideration of electric vehicles by helping motorists understand the benefits, cost savings and capabilities of the wide range of plug-in and hydrogen-powered vehicles on the market. Made up of a consortium of vehicle manufacturers, energy suppliers and the government, the campaign works to educate public and fleet audiences about these vehicles, addressing myths and highlighting benefits, including how they offer competitive practicality for private and business users.
GoUltraLow.com provides a one-stop shop for information about owning and running electric vehicles, the makes and models available, and the locations of the thousands of publicly-accessible chargepoints.