When Commercial Fleet announced its list of awards finalists, manufacturers and suppliers shared their excitement on social media.
The finalists, announced on November 23, caused quite a stir on social media. Industry figures took to LinkedIn to share their delight at being nominated as finalists, and their peers were quick to dish out congratulations ahead of the awards on November 29.
Paul Ripley, chief executive of The Driving Doctor was “thrilled and proud” to be nominated for the Risk Management Award. He said on LinkedIn: “Really looking forward to the coveted 'Commercial Fleet Awards' on Thursday evening.
“These well recognised awards are only made available to the very best industry achievers, top players and well-known names that have produced significant and proven impact in their sectors. Well done to you all.”
The awards, hosted by Lisa Snowdon, recognise and celebrate the contributions of outstanding individuals, companies and manufacturers within the commercial fleet industry.
Attracting crowds of over 600 to the Hilton Metropole Birmingham, they offer a vital opportunity for the industry to come together, network and celebrate successes.
Go Plant Fleet Services, sponsor of the Public Sector Fleet of the Year award, reflected this sentiment by wishing everyone luck and received praise for its double-nomination of Truck Leasing Company of the Year and Apprentice of the Year awards.
Twitter has also been bustling with excitement since the finalists were announced, with Volvo Trucks UK flaunting its nomination proudly.
We’re proud to announce we have been shortlisted for two awards at the @VanAndTruckNews' #CommercialFleetAwards on the 29th November in Birmingham.— Volvo Trucks UK (@VolvoTrucksUK) November 14, 2018
Our categories are ‘Truck of the Year’ and ‘Truck Manufacturer of the Year’… wish us luck for the evening! pic.twitter.com/T2mU5yra8W
Arval UK won the unofficial Best Pun award for its "vantastic" Van Leasing Company of the Year nomination announcement.
Vantastic! We have been shortlisted for the ‘Van Leasing Company of the Year’ award at the @_FleetNews #CommercialFleetAwards this Thursday. We are incredibly proud of our whole team for this achievement! #CFAwards18 pic.twitter.com/VVt4qtymBV— Arval UK (@Arval_UK) November 27, 2018
James Davis, customer insight and strategy director at Cox Automotive wished fellow shortlisted businesses well, giving a perfect example of the ways in which Commercial Fleet Awards helps to bring the industry together.
Good luck to fellow shortlisted businesses in the #CF2018 Awards! #Supplier of the Year and Fleet #Customer Partnership categories! @ARIFleetUK @AssetWorksfleet @HC_Vehicles @SHBHire @mediafleet @ReflexHire See you Thursday! @VanAndTruckNews @_FleetNews https://t.co/zRtZF1qEzZ— James Davis (@CoxAutoLovesCV) November 26, 2018
Evening entertainment will be provided by Mock the Week regular Gary Delaney whose one-liner jokes have twice made Dave’s Top 10 Funniest Jokes from the Edinburgh Fringe.
The event, which has already got the commercial vehicle sector engaging on social media is sure to be an outstanding success.
Following the recent announcement that Fleet News will be undergoing the biggest change in its 17 year history, Commercial Fleet and Fleet News are encouraging attendees to tag @_FleetNews in all tweets.
Above all else, we wish our well-deserved finalists luck and hope that all awards-goers have what is set to be the best Commercial Fleet Awards ceremony yet!