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Business Car Awards: In It to win it

Date: 03 May 2022

The entry process for the Business Car Awards 2022 is now well underway.

Excitement is already building as the clock begins to tick towards this year's Business Car Awards. The entry process opened last month, so we are now able to receive your submissions via the forms available at, with the closing date for entries 30 June. 

The judging process will then take place, after which the shortlists will be published, before the winners are announced at the awards ceremony at the fabulous Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington on 22 September.

Below, we have listed the awards categories, which require submissions, along with more information about what the judges will be looking for when they pick the winners. Entries must be no longer than 750 words plus testimonials.

Supplier awards

Best leasing company (under 25,000 vehicles)

This award is for the outstanding contract hire company supplying less than 25,000 vehicles, demonstrating it is easy to do business with, as well as initiatives to retain existing and attract new clients.

Best leasing company (over 25,000 vehicles)

As above, but for the outstanding contract hire company supplying more than 25,000 vehicles.

Best rental company

This award is for the outstanding daily rental company to the fleet sector, demonstrating innovation, and a customer-focused service.

Best customer service

In this category the judges will look for evidence of a customer-oriented approach, with its effect on retention or increased client base.

Best eco initiative

This category rewards the product or service from a fleet supplier that customers would be able to use to tangibly drive down fleet emissions or reduce the business's carbon footprint through the activity of the fleet.

Best remarketing

This award is for the outstanding remarketing company for the fleet sector, demonstrating an innovative approach, and broad range of services.

Risk management award

The winner of this award will be a specialist in risk management, with evidence of how fleets have tangibly reduced their exposure to risk through its products and services.

Best innovation

This award is for a new technology product or service that has made a significant improvement to the organisations that adopt it.

Best fleet management software

The monitoring of vehicle and driver data has never been more relevant. Here we celebrate the best management software, to help stay on top of what's important and legal

Best fleet software

Looking after a fleet of vehicles can be a challenge. Here is where we choose the pick of specialist software, designed to support companies in running their fleet.

Best telematics product

This award is for an outstanding telematics product that helps reduce costs and improve safety, demonstrating ease of use and reporting.

Manufacturer awards

Most improved manufacturer of the year

In this category, the judges will consider what entrants have done during the previous 12 months to improve fleet sales, including action on residual values, more appealing model variants, or just how they have made themselves easier for fleets to do business with.

Eco fleet manufacturer of the year

This award is for the manufacturer that offers fleets the best partnerships in reducing carbon footprints, not just from the vehicles they offer, but with a holistic approach from renewable energy at factories and offices, carbon neutral targets, recycling/landfill ratios of company waste, and anything else that enhances their green credentials.

Headline awards

Fleet manager of the year

This award is for the fleet manager that shows they have improved the running of their fleet through a wide range of areas, including utilisation, costs, and safety.

Fleet supplier of the year

This award is simply for an outstanding business set up to serve fleets. Entrants should demonstrate how their product or service is indispensable to efficient fleet operation.

Fleet manufacturer of the year

This award is for a manufacturer that is growing its fleet business year after year, continues to innovate and adapt to changing market conditions, and ensures the needs of fleet customers are met repeatedly.