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Van Excellence ‘gold’ partners recognised with celebratory plaques

Van Excellence ‘gold’ partners recognised with celebratory plaques

Six Freight Transport Association (FTA) Van Excellence ‘gold’ partners - ARI, Bott, Brigade Electronics, Hertz, Lex Autolease and Microlise - have received celebratory plaques in recognition of their “unstinting support in promoting” the scheme.  

The Van Excellence ‘gold’ partners for 2017 were presented with the celebratory plaques at the 2017 Van Excellence Operational Briefing in Twickenham. The presentations were made by Julie Davies, of Amey Fleet Services, chairman of the Van Excellence Governance Group.   

The Van Excellence scheme is an industry-led initiative which promotes the safe operation of vans, celebrates operators that demonstrate excellence and represents the interests of the van industry.  

Each ‘gold’ partner is from a different service sector within the van industry and supports the scheme in all its initiatives and by promoting best practice in van operations.   

FTA sponsorship and advertising manager Will Reeves said: “This year we have welcomed two new ‘gold’ partners - Brigade Electronics and Microlise - both of which have recognised the value the scheme brings to the sector and stepped up from being ‘recognised’ partners.   

“The ‘gold’ partners support Van Excellence throughout the year in providing funding for the Operational Briefings, Van Report, Driver of the Year and a new Charity Accreditation Fund that will be launched shortly. Without their vital support, the scheme could not continue to improve standards and increase compliance across the vans sector, and the reputation and skills of the partners set the gold standard for the Van Excellence scheme which the rest of the sector aspires to.”