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Applications open for 2014 EST Fleet Hero Awards

Now in their ninth year, the awards recognise private and public organisations that are proactively reducing fuel bills and cutting carbon emissions through innovative transport policies, improved fleet efficiency, or the provision of cost and fuel saving products and services to fleets. 

Taking place in on 27th November at the Institute of Directors of London, this year’s awards also see the launch of two new categories. The first is the Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Manufacturer award, which recognises the importance of technology in reducing carbon emissions, while the Individual Achievement award champions individuals that have played a significant role in greening their organisation’s fleets. 

EST chief executive Philip Sellwood said: ‘Innovation will be at the heart of our new-look Fleet Hero Awards. We want to hear about organisations that have taken innovative approaches to their fleets which not only cut carbon emissions but also helped save money. 

‘This is the ninth year for the awards and they continue to go from strength to strength. The two new award categories reflect how the Fleet Hero Awards are evolving and developing alongside the latest industry trends and innovation.’ 

This year’s award categories are:

  • Best public sector fleet
  • Best business sector fleet
  • Plugged-in fleets
  • Grey fleet management
  • Eco-driving
  • Innovation and technology
  • Transport solutions supplier
  • Ultra low emission vehicle manufacturer
  • Commercial vehicle management
  • Individual achievement 

There will be two rounds of judging for the Fleet Hero Awards this year. Organisations will be asked to submit no more than 250 words through an application form provided or via the Fleet Hero Awards website explaining why the application should be successful in the chosen category or categories (organisations can apply in multiple categories but must submit a separate application for each). 

The deadline for initial applications is Friday 15th August 2014. Successful applicants will be notified by Tuesday 26th August 2014 and will be invited to submit a second more detailed application by Friday 26th September 2014. 

For more information about the awards, how to apply and sponsorship opportunities visit http://www.fleetheroawards.org.uk/ 

For a full list of winners from last year’s awards and information about why they won visit http://www.fleetheroawards.org.uk/2013-winners

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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