Brake, the road safety charity has recognised organisations and individuals for their contribution to improving the safety of at-work drivers at its annual UK Fleet Champions Awards.
The winners were announced at a virtual awards ceremony on Thursday 19 November 2020 during Road Safety Week, the UK’s biggest road safety event, coordinated annually by Brake, the road safety charity.
The prestigious Kevin Storey Award for Outstanding Commitment to Road Safety was awarded to John Boocock at Fleetmaster Group.
The awards are held annually as part of Brake’s Global Fleet Champions campaign, a global partnership to prevent crashes and reduce pollution caused by vehicles used for work purposes.
The 2020 UK Fleet Champions Award winners are:
Company Driver Safety Award (small fleet), sponsored by Fleetmaster Group
Company Driver Safety Award (medium fleet), sponsored by Fleetmaster Group
- Air Products
Company Driver Safety Award (large fleet), sponsored by Fleetmaster Group
- British Gas
Sustainable Journeys Award, sponsored by Reflex Vehicle Hire
- Go Ahead Group
Dr Will Murray Award for Analysis and Action, sponsored by eDriving
- Vision Track
Fleet Safety Innovation Award, sponsored by Fleet Service GB
Fleet Safety Partnership Award
- Trakm8 and Altrad
Fleet Safety Product Award
- In Space Media
Fleet Safety Product in-vehicle Award, sponsored by Zurich
- Smart Witness
Road Safety in the Community Award, sponsored by Royal Haskoning DHV
Safe Vehicles Award, sponsored by Trakm8
- British Gas
Road Risk Manager of the Year Award, sponsored by Licence Bureau
- Matthew Hammond at Altrad
Kevin Storey Award for Outstanding Commitment to Road Safety, sponsored by Arriva
- John Boocock
Andy Cuerden, Managing Director for Europe at eDriving said: “Brake’s Virtual UK Fleet Champions Awards was a fantastic event, recognising organisations for their dedication to helping those who drive for work purposes get home safely at the end of every day. We’re proud to have sponsored the awards and congratulate all winners, as well as those highly commended and nominated, for their at-work road safety efforts.”
Ross Moorlock, Chief Operating Officer at Brake said: “We were thrilled to receive so many strong entries again this year demonstrating the fantastic work being undertaken by organisations and individuals across the industry. In what has been a difficult year for everybody it was great to bring so many from the industry together at the awards ceremony and to celebrate the successes from over the last year. A huge congratulations to all of our winners and highly commended entrants.”
Notes to editors
Brake is a registered charity campaigning for road safety and sustainable transport and helping victims of road crashes. We work to inspire, inform, engage and enable action for change to achieve Vision Zero.
We have head offices in the UK and New Zealand to enable us to span time zones and communicate and work globally, particularly digitally, through webinars, online tools, and other smart solutions. We also have domestic operations in those countries (we have been working in the UK for more than 20 years) and have contacts and connections around the globe, including in low- and middle-income countries, to inform our work and get action.
Our work is grassroots and partnership-oriented. We believe in working together to save lives and the planet and support the victims of crashes. We work with communities, corporations, other NGOs, enforcement agencies and government representatives.
Brake, as a leading NGO, has more than 20-years’ experience of calling for, and promoting, ‘occupational road risk management’ at organisational and government level in the UK and latterly also in Australasia. We maintain and partner with an ever-growing membership network of occupational road risk managers and practitioners. We disseminate best practice occupational road risk management techniques through webinars and online guidance and celebrate these techniques with awards.
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.
About Global Fleet Champions
Global Fleet Champions is a not-for-profit global campaign to prevent crashes and reduce pollution caused by vehicles used for work purposes.
Global Fleet Champions calls on all organisations that employ people who drive for work to prioritise safety and sustainability of movement, through good leadership and robust policies and procedures. The campaign also calls on governments to regulate and enforce the safe, sustainable operation of vehicles that move goods and people, through licensing and traffic rules, road policing and tougher penalties.
The campaign is underpinned by five pillars that support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Decade of Action for Road Safety and its ‘safe systems’ approach to road safety.
The 5 pillars of Global Fleet Champions are:
- Driver behaviour
- Journey routing and modal choice
- Incident analysis and intervention
- Community outreach ;and
- Vehicle procurement and maintenance.
Global Fleet Champions is free to join. It’s a partnership initiative, overseen by academic and practitioner experts working in the field of occupational road risk. It is administered by Brake, the road safety charity.