Award Categories & Entry Process

Fleet Awards

1. Fleet of the Year – up to 1,000 vehicles - sponsorship available

2. Fleet of the Year – 1001-plus vehicles - sponsorship available

3. Most Improved Fleet of the Year - sponsored by Reflex Vans

4. Safe Fleet of the Year - sponsored by Licence Check

5. Eco Fleet of the Year – sponsored by BMW (UK)

6. Outstanding Cost Control – sponsored by Zenith

Manufacturer Awards - sponsorship available

7. Best Small Car

8. Best Lower-Medium Car

9. Best Upper-Medium Car

10. Best Compact SUV

11. Best Mid-size SUV

12. Best People Carrier

13. Best Compact Premium Car

14. Best Premium Car

15. Best Executive Car

16. Best Zero Emission Car

17. Green Fleet Manufacturer of the Year

18. Most Improved Fleet Manufacturer of the Year

Supplier Awards

19. Leasing Company of the Year – up to 20,000 vehicles – sponsored by Jaguar Land Rover

20. Leasing Company of the Year – more than 20,000 vehicles – sponsored by Jaguar Land Rover

21. Rental Company of the Year - sponsored by Interactive Fleet Management

22. Outstanding Customer Service Award – sponsored by ŠKODA UK

23. Innovate Use of Technology - sponsored by Nissan Motor (GB)

24. Fleet Dealer of the Year - sponsored by Santander Consumer UK

Headline Awards

25. Fleet Manager of the Year - sponsored by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

26. Fleet Supplier of the Year - sponsored by Hyundai Motor UK

27. New Company Car of the Year – sponsorship available

28. Fleet Manufacturer of the Year - sponsored KeeResources

29. Fleet News Hall of Fame Award - sponsored by The AA

Feature sponsors

Pre-dinner drinks reception - sponosred by ŠKODA UK

Table gifts - sponsored by Santander Consumer UK

Band sponsorship - sponsorship available

Fleet manager roundtables & pre-dinner drinks sponsor - sponsored by ŠKODA UK

After-dinner feature room (Jeeves Suite) – sponsored by Autoglass

Photo booth -  sponsored by Fleet LIVE

Lutyens bar branding - sponsored by Aston Barclay

Premium product placement - sponsored by Suzuki GB

The FN Awards - model categories

Fleet News will create a list containing every model on the market in each of the nine categories. The judging panel will then select the winners against the awards matrix of the key criteria that fleets consider when adding cars to their choice lists.

They are:

•          Running costs (SMR, depreciation, fuel)

•          CO2 emissions

•          Safety (technology and Euro NCAP rating)

•          Reliability

•          Manufacturer support (conversions, business support, bespoke relationships) and aftersales/dealer support

•          Driver appeal (P11D pricing/BIK, badge image, performance)

•          Range consideration (3dr/5dr/estate, 2WD/4WD, engine options)

Additional criteria:

For estate: luggage capacity

For 4x4: Ground clearance, type of 4x4 system

Please note:

In addition to the above, manufacturers are asked to submit entries with the following information:

Cars: Answer the following (max 100 words for each answer):

•          What is new about this car since December 2014 (e.g. all-new model, new engines, facelift, new trims, etc.)?

•          Which model(s) (i.e. engine/trim) is/are most appropriate to fleets?

•          Why is this car relevant to fleets?

Most improved manufacturer/green manufacturer of the year

Both categories do require an entry form to be completed.  See relevant category for entry details.

Rules for entry

• Companies can submit entries for as many categories as they wish, as long as they are eligible.

• The editor decides whether an entry is valid for a particular category.

• The judging panel (chaired by Christopher Macgowan) has the right to withhold any award if, in its opinion, no entry is of a high enough standard.

• Every care will be taken with material submitted but none can be returned and no responsibility will be accepted for any loss or damage.

• Decisions by the judging panel are final.

• Bauer Media, the judges and sponsors of the Fleet News Awards 2017 shall not be held responsible for any legal proceedings arising from the entries or the statements made therein; nor can they accept responsibility for the veracity of statements made by entrants, although every care will be taken to check entries.

PLEASE NOTE:

1. There are word limits to each question

2. Attachments cannot be added to any entry

3. The awards that do not require entry forms are decided by the judging panel.

Please support answers with graphs and tables where appropriate and relevant facts/figures.

ALL ENTRIES MUST REACH US BY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17.

Interviews (relevant for 'Fleet of the Year' categories only)

Where category judging requires an interview (Fleet of the Year categories), shortlisted candidates will be invited for a 30-minute interview by the judging panel on either January 31st or February 1st, 2018.

Candidates will be notified of this by mid-December.

If you have any queries regarding the entry process please email fleetnewsawards@bauermedia.co.uk.