Brake, the road safety charity, is delighted to announce the winners of the UK Fleet Champions Awards 2023 following a celebratory awards ceremony which took place at New Dock Hall at the Royal Armouries in Leeds last night.
More than 230 people from the fleet industry came together to enjoy a celebration dinner and honour 60 shortlisted organisations and individuals for their outstanding commitment to road safety, across 11 different awards categories.
The UK Fleet Champions Awards are the highlight of the year for Brake’s Global Fleet Champions initiative in the UK, celebrating the hard work and dedication of fleet organisations striving to reduce road deaths and injuries, and reduce pollution caused by their vehicles.
Attendees on the night made generous donations to Brake to support its National Road Victim Service, as well as buying raffle tickets and placing bids in the silent auction. Together they raised thousands of pounds to help fund Brake’s work campaigning for safer roads and supporting more than one thousand road victim families every year.
Individual award sponsorship from 10 different organisations underlined support for the awards from across the fleet industry.
The UK Fleet Champions Awards are judged by an independent panel of experts from the fleet industry.
Winners of the UK Fleet Champions Awards 2023
Company Driver Safety Award (Small/Medium Fleet) Sponsored by Fleetmaster
Winner: Air Products
Highly Commended: TES 2000 Ltd
Company Driver Safety Award (Large Fleet) Sponsored by Fleetmaster
Winner: LKQ Euro Car Parts
Highly Commended: Centrica PLC
Public Sector Driver Safety Award
Winner: Transport for London
Highly Commended: National Highways
Sustainable Journeys Award Sponsored by Zurich Resilience Solutions
Winner: Centrica PLC
Highly Commended: NHS Fleet Solutions
Dr Will Murray Award for Analysis and Action Sponsored by eDriving
Winner: Fleetmaster OSS Ltd
Highly Commended: ATL Warehousing and Distribution
Fleet Driver of the Year Award Sponsored by Samara
Winner: Andrew Halkett (Speedy Services)
Highly Commended: Darren Harkness (Ocado Logistics)
Fleet Safety Innovation Award Sponsored by Arval
1: Fleetmaster OSS Ltd
2: Speedy Services
Fleet Safety Partnership Award Sponsored by Zego
Winner: M Group Services Plant and Fleet Solutions in partnership with Samsara
1: ATL Warehousing and Distribution in partnership with Road Safety Smart
2: Geotab in partnership with Surecam and euroloo
Fleet Safety Product Award Sponsored by Statom Group
2: Licence Check Ltd: Davis Driver Audit
Safe Vehicles Award Sponsored by Geotab
Winner: Transport for London
Highly Commended: Speedy Services
Road Risk Manager of the Year Sponsored by QBE
Andrew Drewary (Road Safety Smart)
Sareen Dhillon (Willmott Dixon Holdings Ltd)
1: Antony Draper and George McChord (M Group Services Plant and Fleet Solutions)
2: Clare McGrane (for work at TLO)
3: Mick Kiely (TES 2000 Ltd)
Kevin Storey Award for Outstanding Commitment to Road Safety Sponsored by Matrix iQ
Winner: Neil Shaw (Aviva)
Highly Commended: Clare McGrane (Zego, previously at TLO)
The host of the evening was Brake’s interim CEO, Ross Moorlock, who reminded attendees of the devastating impact of road crashes on families and urged everyone in the room to come together to achieve the shared goal of ending the daily deaths and injuries on roads. He said:
“Now is the time for action. Road safety should not be a political, point-scoring exercise. We must work collaboratively together for safe and sustainable solutions that meet all needs. And we need to work to deliver tangible progress and outcomes.
“It’s always humbling to see the fleet industry come together with safety at the forefront of their minds. We’re so grateful to everyone that supports these awards and we offer heartfelt congratulations to all the organisations and individuals who won or were shortlisted for an award. Their hard work and dedication are inspirational.”
To read more about the awards, go to Global Fleet Champions | UK Fleet Champions Awards
For further information please contact the media team at Brake, on [email protected].