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 28 September) at Hilton Metropole in Birmingham. The awards, sponsored by ARI and ProVision, were attended by almost 400 guests, making it Brake’s biggest safety awards to date.
Big winners on the night were British Gas, who picked up two awards, both Company Driver Safety (large fleets) Award and the Fleet Safety Partnership Award. The prestigious Kevin Storey Award for Outstanding Commitment to Road Safety was awarded posthumously to Dr Will Murray.
The 2017 Fleet Safety Award winners are:
- Company Driver Safety Award (small fleet), sponsored by FleetMaster: National Vehicle Distribution Ltd
- Company Driver Safety Award (medium fleet), sponsored by FleetMaster: Bibby Distribution
- Company Driver Safety Award (large fleet), sponsored by FleetMaster: British Gas
- Eco Fleet Award, sponsored by Telogis: Gateshead Council
- Dr Will Murray Award for Analysis and Action, sponsored by e-Driving Fleet: FM Conway
- Fleet Safety Innovation Award, sponsored by Johnson & Johnson: Carillion
- Fleet Safety Partnership Award, sponsored by TTC Group Ltd: Fleetmaster & British Gas
- Fleet Safety Product Award (road safety), sponsored by QBE: Reflex Vans
- Fleet Safety Product Award (in-vehicle technology), sponsored by QBE: Safety Shield Systems
- Road Safety in the Community Award, sponsored by Ocado: Stephensons Solicitors LLP
- Global Road Safety, sponsored by Intelligent Telematics: Johnson & Johnson
- Safe Vehicles Award, sponsored by Checkpoint: Morrison Utility Services
- Road Risk Manager of the Year Award, sponsored by Licence Bureau: Rory Morgan, Iron Mountain
- Kevin Storey Award for Outstanding Commitment to Road Safety, sponsored by Arriva: Dr Will Murray
Please contact Ross Moorlock on email@example.com for additional information and photos from the event.
Ross Moorlock, business development director at Brake, says: “We were delighted to receive so many strong entries to the awards again this year, with organisations and individuals across the world delivering fantastic work to make our roads safer for everyone. Congratulations to all of this year’s award winners and highly commended entrants.”
Notes to editors
Brake is a national road safety charity, founded in 1995, 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 campaigns, community 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.
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.
Brake Professional membership
Brake runs a not-for-profit global membership service for professionals working in the field of road safety.
Brake Professional 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.
Brake Professional 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.
ARI is one of the UK’s leading fleet management providers, delivering state-of the art solutions for driver risk management, fleet maintenance, accident and daily rental to customers across a wide range of industries and sectors. ARI’s industry-leading driver risk management system, Riskmaster, was awarded the Fleet Safety Product Award at Brake’s 2015 Fleet Safety Awards for its contribution to driver and risk management, with ARI customers experiencing significant reductions in road incident frequency and severity.
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