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Champions take Fleet World Honours

13 June 2009

Two of the Driving for Better Business Champions received the top awards for Fleet Safety at the Fleet World Honours last month. Wolseley and Chamberlain Doors both won the accolades for their dedication to the safety of their respective large (6,000) and small (40) fleets.

Both companies have been highly active and supportive in their roles as Business Champions within the Driving for Better Business campaign, presenting and communicating their own successes and experiences in managing work related road safety.

Bolton-based Chamberlain Doors takes its lead in work related road safety from its Managing Director, Karen Diggle, who is committed to sharing her company's approach to benefit others. She was delighted with the award, saying, “It is a fantastic recognition of the commitment of each of our employees who drives to the standards that we set." Indeed, this standard saw company employees achieve an incedible 1.4 million miles without a single crash since the start of 2008.

Wolseley UK is similarly committed to the safety of its fleet and drivers and its Safe Driving Programme has seen a considerable fall in collision rates as well as significant cost savings for the company.

Commenting on his company's award and involvement with the Driving for Better Business campaign, Paul Gallemore Wolseley's European head of health, safety, environment and quality, said: "It is an honour to be recognised by our peers within the fleet industry.

"Road crashes are the most likely cause of a business-related fatality. As a result, the 'Driving for Better Business' campaign is an opportunity to share best practice externally with other like-minded organisations, other business champions and stakeholders."

The Driving for Better Business campaign itself was also rewarded during the award ceremony with the Fleet Driver Service Award.