Brake recognises best of the best at annual Fleet Safety Awards

Friday 2 October 2015

Brake, the road safety charity, has recognised organisations for their contribution to improving the safety of at-work drivers, at its annual Fleet Safety Awards.

Winners were announced at a prestigious ceremony held last night (Thursday 1 October) at St John’s Hotel in Solihull, Birmingham. The awards, sponsored by Arval, were attended by more than 350 guests, making it Brake’s biggest safety awards to date.

Big winners on the night were Gateshead Council and TomTom Telematics, who picked up two awards each. Individual awards went to Astrid van der Burgt of Kuehne + Nagel and Alison Moriarty of Skanska, with the prestigious Kevin Storey Award for Outstanding Commitment to Road Safety going to Richard Owen, of Road Safety Analysis.

The 2015 Fleet Safety Award winners are:

  • Safe Vehicles Award, sponsored by Road Haulage Association:
    O’Donovan Waste Disposal
  • Fleet Safety Innovation Award (operator), sponsored by Allianz:
    SIG Trading
  • Fleet Safety Innovation Award (supplier), sponsored by Allianz:
    TomTom Telematics
  • Fleet Safety Partnership Award, sponsored by Trimble:
    GreenRoad & Iron Mountain
  • Fleet Safety Product Award (road safety), sponsored by QBE:
  • Fleet Safety Product Award (in-vehicle technology), sponsored by QBE:
    TomTom Telematics
  • Fleet Safety Analysis & Action Award, sponsored by ARI:
    Ealing Council & Cycle Safety Shield
  • Eco Fleet Award, sponsored by Telogis:
    Gateshead Council
  • Company Driver Safety Award (small fleet), sponsored by FleetMaster:
    Gateshead Council
  • Company Driver Safety Award (large fleet), sponsored by FleetMaster:
    Transport for London
  • Road Safety in the Community Award, sponsored by Ocado:
  • Best Newcomer to Road Risk Management, sponsored by Specsavers:
    Astrid van der Burgt, Kuehne + Nagel
  • Road Risk Manager of the Year Award, sponsored by Licence Bureau:
    Alison Moriarty, Skanska
  • Kevin Storey Award for Outstanding Commitment to Road Safety, sponsored by Arriva:
    Richard Owen, Road Safety Analysis

Please contact Ellie Pearson on for additional information and photos from the event. 

Ellie Pearson, professional engagement manager at Brake, says: “Congratulations to all this year’s award winners and highly commended entrants for their impressive work over the past year. We were delighted to receive so many strong awards entries, and to see the fantastic work that so many organisations and individuals are doing to make our roads safer for everyone.”

Notes to editors

Brake is a national road safety charity 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 road safety awareness, safe and sustainable road use, and effective road safety policies. We do this through national campaignscommunity education, services for road safety professionals and employers, and by coordinating the UK's flagship road safety event every November, Road Safety Week. Brake is a national, government-funded provider of support to families and individuals devastated by road death and serious injury, including through a helpline and support packs.

Brake was founded in the UK in 1995, and now has domestic operations in the UK and New Zealand, and works globally to promote action on road safety.

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.

Global Fleet Champions membership

Brake runs a not-for-profit global membership service for professionals working in the field of road safety.

Global Fleet Champions is open to all professionals, but typically health and safety officers, fleet managers, risk managers, driver trainers, human resource professionals, vehicle managers, road safety officers (in commercial organisations and the public sector), police and emergency service workers. We also have many members who supply road safety services.

Global Fleet Champions provides online access to practical road safety management tools to improve road safety, and free and significantly discounted access to Brake events. Find out more.

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