The spectacular 15th century Guildhall, in the heart of the City of London, was the backdrop for the GreenFleet Awards 2009 on the evening of Thursday 1st October.
Nominees, sponsors, guests and hosts gathered in the famous grand hall as Fifth Gear’s Tiff Needell hosted the award ceremony which is now in its 11th year.
In total 23 awards were handed out to individuals, companies, and public bodies that had achieved great success in the promotion and delivery of greener technology over the previous 12 months.
Highlight of the evening from the point of view of TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk was in the prestigious category ‘Green Motoring Journalist of the Year, sponsored by Rockingham’, where our very own Paul Lucas was shortlisted alongside WhatCar? Editor Steve Fowler, and Freelance journalist Richard Aucock.
In the end there could be only one winner and happily the accolade went to Paul Lucas for his work as Content Editor on this very website. Collecting the award on his behalf at the ceremony were Marketing & PR Manager Richard Lawton and TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk Editor Faye Sunderland.
Other winners on the night included German carmaker BMW, which took home the award for ‘Fleet Car Manufacturer of the Year’ ahead of the shortlisted Ford, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Citroen. Not content with the one award, BMW also walked away with the ‘Industry Innovation Award’, ahead of Elektromotive and Mitsubishi Motors. BMW has had an impressive year in developing and delivering real efficiency savings across its range of premium cars, thanks to its pioneering efficientdynamics program. Elektromotive might have been pipped to the innovation award by BMW however the ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’ would make up for any disappointing when company founder Calvey Taylor-Haw was announced as the recipient.
More news on other worthy winners later today.
Richard has been writing about cars since 2008. His favourite motoring topics include the latest fuel-saving technology but also high performance cars – he's conflicted like that. When he doesn't have his writing (or marketing) hat on, he can be found traipsing around the British countryside. Or drinking a skinny latté.
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