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Nominations now open for Van Excellence Awards

Van operators can now enter Van Excellence’s brand-new awards for their chance to be recognised as the ‘best of best’ in the business.

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The Van Excellence Honours Lunch will celebrate the ‘best of the best’ in the van industry

The Van Excellence Honours Lunch, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Vans, takes place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Birmingham on 7 February 2019, and will recognise and reward the van operators who have made a significant contribution to the van industry.

The awards cover the following categories:

  • Van Hero of the Year’
  • Making a Difference
  • Putting Drivers First
  • Helping the Community
  • Using Technology for Good
  • Keeping your Show on the Road!
  • Winning at Wellbeing

The ‘Van Hero of the Year’ award is open to all operators but the rest are open to Van Excellence Accredited Operators only.

Nominations are now open and close on 25 January 2019. The event is also sponsored by Bott, Brigade Electronics, Hertz, Lex Autolease and Quartix.

Mark Cartwright, head of vans and light commercial vehicles at the Freight Transport Association, which administers the Van Excellence scheme, commented: “With the van industry growing so fast, it is important to recognise and reward the operators leading the way in excellence and setting a high standard for others to follow.

“Whether operating a large fleet or a single vehicle, all van operators committed to quality and excellence should enter these awards or nominate an esteemed peer. It’s time van operators are acknowledged for the essential, and highly versatile, role they play to the UK economy.”

For more information on the awards including how to enter, please click here.

For more of the latest industry news, click here.

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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