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The VW Transporter the 2014 Business Van of the Year

The Business Van of the Year Award categories are:

  • Best Local Delivery Van
  • Best City Van
  • Best Small Trades Van
  • Best Large Trades Van
  • Best Heavy Van
  • Best Utility Pick Up
  • Best Double Cab
  • Best Builder’s Truck
  • Best Green Van
  • Best Crew Van
  • Best finance package for van owners
  • Best service package for van owners


THE judging panel for the 2015 Business Van of the Year awards has been announced today.

The judges – all experts in the commercial vehicle world – will be led by chairman Keith Hawes, who chaired the judges last year.

The independent judges will choose the category winners and overall Business Van of the Year.

The full list of Business Van of the Year judges are:

duncanDuncan Ward, general manager – commercial vehicles, BCA



georgeGeorge Alexander, chief editor commercial vehicles, Glass’s



markMark Cartwright, head of vans and light commercial vehicles at FTA



rodRod Lloyd, managing director, Low Cost Vans




eddieEddie Parker, fleet LCV consultant at GE Capital Fleet Services



marcusMarcus Puddy, director of commercial vehicles, Lex Autolease



keithKeith Hawes, chair of the judges and managing director of Magma Automotive Services



“Our judging panel consists of the most knowledgeable in the van sector, with expertise spread across owner/operator to van fleets. I’m very grateful for their time and expertise that our chair and judges bring to the awards,” commented Business Vans editorial director, Ralph Morton.

“Their experience and knowledge of light commercial vehicles will ensure we have a fully set of results from those van makers who have entered our awards.”

There are 12 categories that will be judged, as well as choosing the overall Business Van of the Year.

The results will be announced on 22 January at a special awards luncheon in London.

Last year’s overall Business Van of the Year was the Volkswagen Transporter.

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