The 2018 Fleet Heroes award winners and highly commended

The Fleet Heroes awards will recognise groups that are helping reduce emissions

Energy Saving Trust (EST) has announced the finalists for this year’s Fleet Heroes. The winners will be revealed at the Fleet Heroes Awards & Conference on Thursday 28 November at the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square in Central London.

The Fleet Heroes Awards & Conference is a flagship event that celebrates organisations who are delivering a cleaner and more efficient future for transport across the UK. It brings together transport experts, business and government to discuss fleet sustainability and innovation, ultra-low emission vehicles and air quality.

Speakers at the conference include SSE Enterprise’s Kevin Walstead; Highways England’s Chris Plumb; C40 Cities’ Caroline Watson, City of York Council’s Dave Atkinson; PSA Group’s Helen Lees and Neil Madgwick of UK Power Network.

Tim Anderson, Head of Transport at the Energy Saving Trust, said: “Now in its 14th year, Fleet Heroes celebrates the best sustainable practices across the transport industry and the achievements of businesses, organisations and local authorities implementing them in the journey towards zero emissions. An exceptional shortlist of finalists from the length and breadth of the UK have been selected by our panel of independent judges, making the unveiling of the winners on awards night a truly inspirational one! The Fleet Heroes Awards & Conference also offers a great opportunity to network with a range of professionals from across the sector and hear the latest from expert speakers. We are filling those places and I would encourage people to register for their free place soon.”

Poppy Welch, head of the joint government and industry campaign Go Ultra Low, said: “Fleets have always been drivers of change when it comes to the implementation of new technologies, and the shift towards zero emission transport is just one such example. The companies shortlisted for a Fleet Hero Award are demonstrating that introducing electric vehicles across their fleets can save businesses significant amounts of money, as well as helping build their organisation’s green credentials. We wish all of the finalists the best of luck on the night.”

The Fleet Heroes Awards & Conference is delivered in partnership with the Department for Transport. The event is sponsored by Go Ultra Low, Highways England, Alphabet and trade media partner Fleet World.

Fleet Heroes Awards 2019 Finalists

Electric Vehicle Hero, sponsored by Go Ultra Low

Brecon Beacons National Park Authority

East Coast Organics Ltd

Swansea University, Active Building Centre

Smarter Business Travel Hero, sponsored by Fleet World

Doncaster Council

Royal Derby Hospital

The Highland Council

Sustainable Deliveries Hero, sponsored by Highways England

DPD UK

East Coast Organics Ltd

Gnewt by Menzies Distribution

Milk & More

Team London Bridge

Zedify

Future Cities Hero

Coventry City Council

London Borough of Waltham Forest

Nottingham City Council

Innovation Hero

The Climate Group

Urban Electric

Volkswagen Financial Services

Unsung Hero

Andrea Booth, Royal Derby Hospital

Keith Freeman, DriveTech

Rob Macintosh, St John Ambulance

EST Fleet of the Year, sponsored by Alphabet

Environment Agency, Defra Group Fleet Services

Galliford Try

SMS plc

For more information: www.fleetheroes.org.uk