Search on for England’s Greenest fleets

There are just three weeks left for public and private sector businesses across the East Midlands to enter the race to find England’s greenest fleets.

Companies are being encouraged to enter the Energy Saving Trust’s 2012 Fleet Hero Awards before the 17 August deadline and gain recognition for the efficient use of their vehicle fleets.

The prestigious awards celebrate public and private organisations that are successfully reducing fuel bills and lowering carbon footprints through better transport policies and improved fleet efficiency.

The awards also recognise companies that supply cost and fuel saving products or services to fleets.

Now in its seventh year, the Fleet Hero Awards is open to organisations with fleets of 20 or more vehicles in England.

It has a diverse range of previous winners including construction and utilities contractors, automotive manufacturers, courier companies, government departments and agencies, NHS trusts and local councils.

Established as a leading eve There are just four weeks left for public and private sector businesses across the East Midlands to enter the race to find England’s greenest fleets.

Companies are being encouraged to enter the Energy Saving Trust’s 2012 Fleet Hero Awards before the 17 August deadline and gain recognition for the efficient use of their vehicle fleets.

The prestigious awards celebrate public and private organisations that are successfully reducing fuel bills and lowering carbon footprints through better transport policies and improved fleet efficiency.

The awards also recognise companies that supply cost and fuel saving products or services to fleets.

Now in its seventh year, the Fleet Hero Awards is open to organisations with fleets of 20 or more vehicles in England.

It has a diverse range of previous winners including construction and utilities contractors, automotive manufacturers, courier companies, government departments and agencies, NHS trusts and local councils.

Established as a leading event in the green awards calendar, last year’s awards attracted over 100 entries.

The 2011 ceremony was attended by Norman Baker MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, along with other notable business leaders and government representatives.

Philip Sellwood, chief executive of the Energy Saving Trust, said: “The deadline is fast approaching but there is still time for companies to enter this year’s Fleet Hero Awards.

“The initial application process couldn’t be simpler, and while we have received many high quality entries so far, we are keen to hear from even more public and private sector organisations from across the East Midlands that deserve recognition for their contribution towards reducing harmful emissions from UK roads.”

The 12 categories are: Best Public Sector Fleet; Best Private Sector Fleet; Smarter Driving; Grey Fleet Management; Business Mileage Management; Industry Supplier of the Year; Transport Solutions Supplier of the Year; Innovation in Car & Van Manufacturing; Innovation in Services and Systems; Innovation in Fleet Management; Leadership Award; and Commercial Vehicle Management Award (including HGVs and large passenger carrying vehicles).

The awards are free to enter and the application process is straightforward and quick, initially requiring only a 250 word entry outlining why your organisation should win.

Successful first round applicants will be notified on Monday 27 August 2012 and invited to submit a second, more detailed application by Friday 28 September 2012. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Tuesday 20 November 2012.

For more information and an application form, please visit www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/fleethero. Alternatively you can contact our advice line on 0845 602 1425 or email transportadvice@est.org.uk with any questions.

nt in the green awards calendar, last year’s awards attracted over 100 entries.

The 2011 ceremony was attended by Norman Baker MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, along with other notable business leaders and government representatives.

Philip Sellwood, chief executive of the Energy Saving Trust, said: “The deadline is fast approaching but there is still time for companies to enter this year’s Fleet Hero Awards.

“The initial application process couldn’t be simpler, and while we have received many high quality entries so far, we are keen to hear from even more public and private sector organisations from across the East Midlands that deserve recognition for their contribution towards reducing harmful emissions from UK roads.”

The 12 categories are: Best Public Sector Fleet; Best Private Sector Fleet; Smarter Driving; Grey Fleet Management; Business Mileage Management; Industry Supplier of the Year; Transport Solutions Supplier of the Year; Innovation in Car & Van Manufacturing; Innovation in Services and Systems; Innovation in Fleet Management; Leadership Award; and Commercial Vehicle Management Award (including HGVs and large passenger carrying vehicles).

The awards are free to enter and the application process is straightforward and quick, initially requiring only a 250 word entry outlining why your organisation should win.

Successful first round applicants will be notified on Monday 27 August 2012 and invited to submit a second, more detailed application by Friday 28 September 2012. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Tuesday 20 November 2012.

For more information and an application form, please visit www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/fleethero. Alternatively you can contact our advice line on 0845 602 1425 or email transportadvice@est.org.uk with any questions.