Louise Neilson, Head of Business Sales - Peugeot, receives the Best Large Trades Van Award from Chair of the Judges Paul Hollick (left) and award sponsor Colin Parnell of Vansdirect at the Business Van of the Year Awards 2018
Louise Neilson, Head of Business Sales - Peugeot, receives the Best Large Trades Van Award from Chair of the Judges Paul Hollick (left) and award sponsor Colin Parnell of Vansdirect at the Business Van of the Year Awards 2018
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THERE was a shared win in the Best Large Trades Van Award at the Business Van of the Year Awards 2018.

Both the Citroen Dispatch 1.6 BlueHDi M 115 Enterprise S/S and the Peugeot Expert 1.6 BlueHDi 115 Professional S/S shared the award.

The Citroen award was presented to Kristian Cholmondeley, Dealer Marketing Manager at Citroen, by Paul Hollick, Chair of the Judges and Colin Parnell of sponsor Vansdirect.

The Peugeot award was presented to Louise Neilson, Head of Business Sales – Peugeot, by Paul Hollick, Chair of the Judges and Colin Parnell of sponsor Vansdirect.

Ralph Morton, Editorial Director of Business Vans, commented:

“The Best Large Trades Vans category was inseparable between the Citroen Dispatch and the Peugeot Expert Van. Both vans are the latest from the PSA Group and offer smart styling, really good running costs and a dealer network that has plenty of offers for the SME sector. So the independent judges have awarded a joint victory in this highly competitive category.”

Kristian Cholmondeley, Dealer Marketing Manager at Citroen, receives the Best Large Trades Van Award from Chair of the Judges Paul Hollick (left) and award sponsor Colin Parnell of Vansdirect at the Business Van of the Year Awards 2018
Kristian Cholmondeley, Dealer Marketing Manager at Citroen, receives the Best Large Trades Van Award from Chair of the Judges Paul Hollick (left) and award sponsor Colin Parnell of Vansdirect at the Business Van of the Year Awards 2018

The Business Van of the Year Awards 2018 were held at Scott’s in London’s Mayfair on March 07, 2018 and are run by Business Vans, the website dedicated to trades and small businesses running commercial vehicles.

The awards were judged by an independent panel of specialists in the commercial vehicle and van leasing sector.

Chair of the judges was Paul Hollick who is Chair of the ICFM & Managing Director at TMC.

The independent judging panel was:

  • Colin Parnell, Commercial Director, Vansdirect
  • Russ Boulton, LCV Consultant, ALD Automotive
  • Eddie Parker, Product Manager – LCV for Arval
  • Andy Picton, Chief Commercial Vehicle Editor, Glass’s
  • Mark Jowsey, Director – Manufacturer Liaison, KeeResources

The Business Van of the Year Awards 2018 are supported by Vansdirect.

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