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What van is right for you and your business? If you run a small fleet of vans, which ones should you be buying? The Business Van of the Year Awards judges the best van in the sector for those in the trades, small businesses and SME small van fleets.
Manufacturers enter the vans they think are best in sector - and our independent panel of judges decides which is the best based on value, running costs, capacity and appeal.
Paul is the managing director of The Miles Consultancy (TMC), the fuel purchasing and mileage management specialists, as well being chairman of the Institute of Car Fleet Management (ICFM).
A qualified chartered accountant, Paul began his fleet career at Inchcape Fleet Solutions where he was head of finance and for four years before joining Alphabet in 2007.
At Alphabet, Paul was part of their executive team where he headed up all their sales and marketing activities, while leading innovation, development and delivery of new products into the UK market.
Paul was also chairman of the Business Car Manager SME Company Car of the Year Awards 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Colin Parnell is the commercial director of Vansdirect, one of the leading commercial vehicle brokers in the UK, and the current Leasing Broker Federation Best Van Broker of the Year.
A vastly experienced industry professional of 31 years, Colin’s CV includes roles at manufacturers such Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Peugeot PSA in fleet, business & retail operations, and ownership of volume franchised dealers.
For van manufacturers, it's the opportunity to have their vans and small business commercial vehicle programmes validated independently.
For trades, small businesses and SME small van fleets, it takes away the difficulty of selection: here are the best company vans and light commercial vehicle programmes on the market for your sector of the market.
|2014||Business Van of the Year||Volkswagen Transporter 2.0 TDI T28 Trendline SWB BlueMotion|
|2015||Business Van of the Year||Citroen Berlingo 1.6HDi L1 625 Enterprise 75bhp
|2016||Business Van of the Year||Vauxhall Vivaro 2700 Panel Van
|2017||Business Van of the Year||Volkswagen Transporter Panel T6 2.0TDI T28 Highline SWB BMT MR 102PS|
|2018||Business Van of the Year||To be decided|
|Best Small Delivery Van||To be decided|
|Best Small Trades Van||To be decided|
|Best Large Trades Van||To be decided|
|Best Heavy Van||To be decided|
|Best Green Van||To be decided|
|Best Crew Van||To be decided|
|Best Finance & Service Package||To be decided|