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Campaign recruits nine new employers to boost safe driving focus

12 October 2009

Nine more organisations have joined the national Driving for Better Business campaign as ‘business champions’ after winning plaudits for their safety first approach to managing the risk posed by employees who drive on business.

It brings to 34 the number of public, private and charitable sector companies and organisations that have become ‘business champions’ under the Government-backed ‘Driving for Better Business’ campaign, which is delivered by RoadSafe.

Representatives of the nine organisations, which included one of Britain’s largest fleets, Royal Mail Group, which operates more than 36,000 company cars, vans and HGVs; the first London local authority, Hackney ; the first charity, the Seashell Trust; and a major international organisation, Johnson & Johnson; received their Driving for Better Business certificates at a ‘business champions’ seminar in York.

The event was held at the city’s Guildhall and the certificates were presented by the Lord Mayor of York, councillor John Galvin, on behalf of Transport Minister Paul Clark.