The Van Excellence scheme has opened nominations for its 2019 awards, which will celebrate the operators who have made a significant contribution to the van market as well as the ‘Van Hero of the Year’.
The awards – which are open for nominations until 16 September – will cover eight 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
- Van Excellence Champion of the Year – This award will be chosen from the other category winners.
With the exception of the ‘Van Hero of the Year’ award, which is open to all, all categories are open to Van Excellence Accredited Operators only.
The awards presentation will be held at a lunch at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Birmingham on 12 November 2019.
Mark Cartwright, head of vans and light commercial vehicles at FTA, which administers the Van Excellence scheme, commented: “The Van Excellence Honours Lunch are back this winter to celebrate the businesses and individuals leading the way in excellence and setting a high standard for others to follow. With the van market growing so fast, it is important to recognise and reward the operators that consistently place driver wellbeing, the community, safety, compliance and technological innovation at the heart of their operations.”
Cartwright continued: “Van drivers play a vital role in the UK economy, from delivering home shopping to stocking hospitals with the medicines they need; it is high time they are recognised for their invaluable contribution. All van operators committed to excellence should enter these awards or nominate an esteemed peer, whether operating a large fleet or a single vehicle.”
For more information on the awards, including how to enter, please click here.