Brake has announced the first wave of sponsors for the UK Fleet Champions Awards 2023. QBE Insurance, Fleetmaster, eDriving, MatrixIQ, and Arval UK have all pledged their support for the awards.
The landmark event will take place at a glittering ceremony at the Royal Armouries in Leeds on Tuesday 10 October 2023, celebrating organisations that have made significant strides in road safety.
As one of the largest road safety events in the UK, the UK Fleet Champions Awards 2023 recognises fleet operators that have demonstrated outstanding commitment to road safety, particularly in the areas of driver behaviour, vehicle safety, and fleet management.
Fleetmaster is sponsoring the Company Driver Safety Award for the 11th year in a row.
“For the last 22 years, Fleetmaster has successfully developed and delivered a wide range of driver risk management and training for a wide variety of customers. As a result, our work has contributed to a 30% reduction in our customers’ at-fault incident rates, 14.3% improvement in MPG and 9.8% in miles per kilowatts. Brake shares our vision of improving the safety of the roads for all users which is the reason why we have once again extended our sponsorship of Brake and the Company Driver Safety Award,” said Jamie Boocock, Director at Fleetmaster.
eDriving, a provider of driver risk management solutions, is sponsoring the Dr Will Murray Award for Analysis and Action.
MatrixIQ, a provider of data analytics solutions, is sponsoring the Kevin Storey Award.
“As a previous winner, I’m delighted that Matrix has been able to sponsor the Kevin Storey Award 2023 to demonstrate our support for those making an outstanding contribution to road safety. Matrix iQ is committed to improving driver safety so we believe it is vital we recognise the individuals in our industry who are making a real impact,” said Alison Moriarty, DRiiVE Divisional MD at Matrix iQ.
Arval UK, specialists in vehicle leasing and fleet management, is sponsoring the Road Safety in the Community Award.
“As part of our responsibility to all road users, we are proud to sponsor the Road Safety in the Community Award. We fund and manage more than 187,000 vehicles for our UK customers, who range from individuals through to some of the country’s largest employers. Not only is there a life that matters behind the wheels of each one of those vehicles, but also driving without due care and attention can have knock on effects to the lives of others in the community. That’s where we’d encourage companies to enter and inspire others by showcasing their best practice,” said Stuart Gibbons, Arval UK Director of Product and Marketing.
QBE Insurance presents risk management solutions to businesses, and is sponsoring the Road Risk Manager of the Year award.
“QBE helps businesses build resilience through risk management and insurance. With almost a century of insuring commercial vehicles, 50 years’ experience in insuring bus and coach fleets, and 30 years as the UK leader in minibus insurance, QBE is fully committed to the motor sector and proactively helping customers to manage risk, improve safety and reduce injuries on our roads. QBE are corporate partners of Brake and proud to once again sponsor the 2023 Road Risk Manager of the Year award,” said Jim Billings, Practice Leader, Motor Risk Solutions at QBE Insurance.
The UK Fleet Champions Awards 2023 are open to all organisations operating fleets of vehicles in the UK. Entries are judged by a panel of experts, and winners will be announced at a ceremony in Leeds on 10 October.
Nominations for the UK Fleet Champions Awards close at 5pm on Friday 26 May 2023, and entry forms and guidance can be accessed from UK Fleet Champions Awards.
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About Global Fleet Champions
Global Fleet Champions is a not-for-profit global initiative to prevent crashes and reduce pollution caused by vehicles used for work purposes. Global Fleet Champions is a partnership initiative administered by Brake, the road safety charity, that runs road safety events, webinars, training, and awards.
About Brake, the road safety charity
Brake is a national road safety charity, founded in 1995, that exists to stop the needless deaths and serious injuries that happen on roads every day, make streets and communities safer for everyone, and care for families bereaved and injured in road crashes. Brake promotes safe and healthy road use, road safety education and effective road safety policies through campaigns and projects for communities, schools and in the workplace. Brake delivers the UK’s biggest road safety campaign every November, Road Safety Week. It is a national, government-funded provider of care and support to victims of road crashes and their families through a helpline service and resources.
Road crashes are not accidents; they are devastating and preventable events, not chance mishaps. Calling them accidents undermines work to make roads safer and can cause insult to families whose lives have been torn apart by needless casualties.