Eleven organisations that have excelled in improving the safety of their operations will take home trophies from the 2021 UK Fleet Champions Awards.
Brake, the road safety charity, revealed the winners and highly commended entrants for this year’s event at a digital ceremony that was broadcast on Thursday 23 September.
The Kevin Storey Award for Outstanding Commitment to Road Safety was won by Dave Conway from FM Conway, while Openreach’s Kieren Tickner was named as Road Risk Manager of the Year.
Entries were evaluated by a panel of external judges from across the safe and mobility landscape.
Judges praised the proactive and forward-thinking initiatives by entrants to go above and beyond what was expected in terms of enhancing safer driving.
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 2021 winners and highly commended entrants are:
- Company Driver Safety Award (large fleet) (sponsored by Fleetmaster Group):
Highly commended: British Gas, Telent Technology Services
- Company Driver Safety Award (small fleet) (sponsored by Fleetmaster Group):
Winner: TES 2000
- Dr Will Murray Award for Analysis and Action (sponsored by eDriving):
Winner: Nottingham City Council
Highly commended: Praiso
- Fleet Safety Innovation Award (sponsored by FORS):
Winner: Fleetmaster Group
Highly commended: British Gas, Good to Go Safety, Safe Drive Pod
- Fleet Safety Partnership Award (sponsored by National Highways):
Winner: Jacobs/Applied Driving Techniques
Highly commended: Fleetmaster Group/British Gas, Vision Track/LiveWest
- Fleet Safety Product Award:
Winner: Fleetmaster Group
Highly commended: eDriving, Good to Go Safety, Vision Track
- Fleet Safety Product Award (in-vehicle):
Highly commended: MiX Telematics, Vision Techniques UK
- Kevin Storey Award for Outstanding Commitment to Road Safety (sponsored by Fleetmaster Group):
Winner: Dave Conway, FM Conway
- Road Risk Manager of the Year Award (sponsored by Licence Bureau):
Winner: Kieren Tickner, Openreach
Highly commended Mick Kiely, TES 2000
- Safe Vehicles Award (sponsored by Royal HaskoningDHV):
Winner: Air Products
- Sustainable Journeys Award (sponsored by Echomaster):
Ross Moorlock, Chief Operating Officer at Brake, said: “Once again it was amazing to see the depth of commitment across the fleet industry to improving road safety reflected in the entries we received for these awards. The fantastic and life-saving work by our winners and highly commended entrants show how they are going the extra mile to reach the highest standards of fleet safety. A huge congratulations to them all.”
Nick Harris, CEO of National Highways, said: “It’s important for the industry to recognise the efforts of the organisations and individuals who have gone above and beyond to manage work-related road risk, that are protecting their drivers, and making sure our roads are safer and healthier places for everyone. The calibre of this year’s entries and overall winners has been outstanding and we look forward to continuing to support the invaluable work that Brake does by recognising Global Fleet Champions through its global campaign.”
Andy Cuerden, Managing Director for Europe at eDriving, said: “We continue to live in interesting times and this has been another challenging year. However it’s fantastic to see the industry coming together to celebrate those organisations that continue to work tirelessly to improve the safety of people who drive for work. These awards demonstrate the progress being made every day as we all work together to reduce collisions and improve road safety systems.”