Balfour Beatty secured the chequered flag at the Commercial Fleet Awards ceremony last night with Group Transport Compliance Manager Adrian Wanford winning the prestigious title of ‘Commercial Fleet Manager of the Year’.
Adrian was praised by the judges for his work in creating a centralised internal transport operation, his responsibility for 3,500 cars, 1,700 vans and 600 complex large commercial vehicles and his implementation of consistent policies across Balfour Beatty, delivering continuous operational improvement.
Additionally, Adrian was commended for his leadership in the fleet sector by introducing Balfour Beatty’s Permit to Drive scheme which has since been adopted by many other commercial fleets.
The Permit to Drive scheme enables Balfour Beatty to monitor the performance of over 11,000 employees registered with the scheme to enhance driver safety and control risks.
Andy Ormerod, Balfour Beatty’s Managing Director Plant and Fleet Services, said. “I am delighted that Adrian has been recognized for his relentless approach to reducing risks and improving standards across Balfour Beatty’s substantial vehicle fleet.”
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Notes to editors:
• Balfour Beatty (www.balfourbeatty.com) is a leading international infrastructure group. With 28,000 employees, we provide innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins our daily lives, supports communities and enables economic growth. We finance, develop, build and maintain complex infrastructure such as transportation, power and utility systems, social and commercial buildings.
• Our main geographies are the UK & Ireland, US and Far East. Over the last 100 years we have created iconic buildings and infrastructure all over the world including the London Olympics’ Aquatic Centre, Hong Kong’s first Zero Carbon building, the National Museum of the Marine Corps in the US and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.
• Balfour Beatty’s Plant and Fleet Services business provides in-house management of strategic equipment, complemented by long-term, exclusive partnerships with specialist plant suppliers. Balfour Beatty Plant and Fleet also provides support in the storage, tracking and issue of essential equipment for utilities and construction contracts, using innovative techniques and methodology to provide support to the customer where and when it is needed.