Colin Parnell Vansdirect
Colin Parnell, commercial director of Vansdirect
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Vansdirect sponsorVANSDIRECT are supporting this year’s Business Van of the Year Awards 2018, the vital benchmarker for trades, small businesses and SME van fleets looking for their next van.

Not heard of  Vansdirect? You must’ve been on another planet!

Established in 1999, Vansdirect are one of the leading independent new van brokers, and won Best Van Leasing Broker in the 2016 Leasing Broker Awards.

As well as new vans, Vansdirect offer combined lease and insurance packages and have just launched a new website.

So the team know just what SMEs are looking for, which is why they’re a perfect partner for the Business Van of the Year Awards.

Ralph Morton, editorial director of Business Vans , said:

“Vansdirect are absolute specialists in providing vans and pick ups to the trades, small business and SME fleet sector – the very readers of

“So I’m really pleased that this award-winning company, recognised for its expertise in providing vans to SMEs,  is supporting these independently judged and influential awards. It really does add to the growing stature of these Business Van of the Year awards.”

Colin Parnell, commercial director of Vansdirect, commented: “We are delighted to be sponsoring the Business Van Awards for 2018. Their target audience fits exactly with our core customers, individual tradespeople and small to medium size fleets across the SME sector.

“We are focused on providing the right product and finance solutions for our customers, and meeting their ever challenging needs with high levels of service. Business Van Awards has a growing influence and manufacturers are keen to enter their key products. I am looking forward to the Independent judging process and the awards presentations in the new year.”

The Business Van of the Year Awards are the manufacturers’ chance to nominate their commercial vehicles for independent judging.

There are eight categories to enter, from Best Small Trades Van to Best Finance and Service Package, as well as the Business Van of the Year, which will be nominated by the judges from the category winners.
Last year’s Business Van of the Year was the Volkswagen Transporter.

Entries for the Business Van of the Year Awards 2018 are open now and close on 16 November. Vans eligible to enter must have been on sale by 3 October 2017. Entry is online only.

The awards will be judged by an independent panel of experts in the commercial vehicle and SME sector.

The winners and awards ceremony will be held in London in January 2018.


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