2020 FINALISTS & JUDGING PANEL

Hours of deliberation by our panel of experts is over as we announce the shortlisted companies and vehicles in the 2020 Business Car Awards, with a wait of just over a month before our winners are announced at our new, interactive virtual awards event on Thursday 22 October.

Judges pondered over submissions from fleet suppliers, fleet managers and car manufacturers, weighing up evidence against claims and selecting those that should make the shortlists.

Now, a handful of candidates in each category will be carried forward to the Business Car Awards virtual event, where the winners will be revealed, including the new Company Car of the Year.


The event, sponsored by VisionTrack, the AA and Europcar Mobility Group, will also offer networking opportunities, with breaks between the awards for attendees to catch up or comment on topics on the noticeboard.

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The full lists of finalists and our 2020 judging panel are below.

MANUFACTURER AWARDS

Best Electric Car

Kia E-Niro

Nissan Leaf

Peugeot E-2008

Renault Zoe

Best Plug-in Hybrid Car

BMW 330e

Mercedes-Benz A 250e

Skoda Superb IV

Vauxhall Grandland X

Best Small Car

Ford Fiesta

Mini Hatch

Peugeot 208

Renault Clio

Best Lower-medium Car

Ford Focus

Skoda Octavia

Toyota Corolla

Volkswagen Golf

Best Upper-medium Car

Peugeot 508

Skoda Superb

Toyota Camry

Volkswagen Passat

Best Value Car

Dacia Duster

Skoda Fabia

Skoda Scala

Suzuki Swift

Driver's Choice

Audi S4

BMW M235i Gran Coupé

Land Rover Defender

Porsche Macan

Best Compact SUV

Ford Puma

Peugeot 2008

Renault Captur

Volkswagen T-Cross

Best Medium SUV

Ford Kuga

Toyota C-HR

Kia Sportage

Peugeot 3008

Best Premium Medium SUV

BMW X1

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

Mercedes-Benz GLA

Volvo XC40

Best Premium Large SUV

BMW X5

Land Rover Discovery Sport

Land Rover Range Rover Velar

Mercedes-Benz GLB 

Best Premium Car

Audi A4 

BMW 3 Series 

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Volvo S60 and V60

Best Executive Car

Audi A6

BMW 5 Series

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Jaguar XF

Most Improved Manufacturer

Renault 

Skoda 

Toyota and Lexus

Green Fleet Manufacturer

PSA Group 

Renault

Toyota and Lexus 

HEADLINE AWARDS

Editor's Choice

DriveTech 

eDriving

Europcar 

Vauxhall 

Fleet Manager of the Year

Matthew Hammond - Altrad Services UK

Daniel McKeown - London Borough of Ealing

Jiggs Bharij - Metropolitan Police

Green Fleet of the Year

Gloucestershire Constabulary

Mitie

Police Scotland

Fleet Manufacturer of the Year

Mercedes-Benz

Renault

Seat

Volvo

New Company Car of the Year

Ford Puma 

Peugeot 2008

Skoda Octavia

Volkswagen Golf

SUPPLIER AWARDS
 

Best Leasing Company

Activa Contracts 

ARI

Arval 

Free2Move Lease

Zenith

Best Daily Rental Company

Enterprise

Europcar Mobility Group

Thrifty Car and Van Rental

Nexus Vehicle Rental

Fleetondemand

Customer Service Award

The AA 

Licence Bureau

FMG

Zenith

Best Green Initiative

Arval 

The AA

Remarketing Award

Adesa

Arval

Aston Barclay

BCA

Risk Management Award

DriveTech

eDriving

Red Training

Fleet Supplier of the Year

ARI 

The AA

eDriving

VisionTrack

Best Innovation

Adesa

Fleetcheck

PVS Group

Zenith

Best Software Product

Enterprise 

Fleetondemand 

Jaama

Best Telematics Product

eDriving

Trakm8

VisionTrack

Safety Award

eDriving 

Trakm8

VisionTrack

2020 Business Car Awards Judging Panel

Maria Bate (Supplier and fleet awards)

Maria is deputy purchasing manager at Clarke Energy where she is in charge of its 250-strong fleet in addition to other purchasing activities. Maria is passionate in her fleet role and in 2019 she was a highly commended Fleet Manager of the Year in the Business Car Awards. Outside of the working environment Maria can be seen on walking trails and taking part in escape games.

Andy Cutler (Car awards)

Andy is forecast editor for Glass’s Information Services, which includes the UK’s oldest vehicle price guide. He has worked in the automotive industry for more than 35 years, having trained as an automotive engineer before moving into the vehicle contract hire industry. Has been at Glass’s for 10 years and works very closely with most manufacturers with regards to new products and residual values.

Simon Harris (Car, supplier and fleet awards)

Simon has been editor of Business Car for two years, and a journalist for 25 years. He has specialised in automotive and fleet since 2000, and has multiple award wins as Headlineauto Business Writer of the Year, and Newspress Automotive Business Journalist of the year. He is chairman of Welsh Motoring Writers, and a committee member and communications officer for the Guild of Motoring Writers.

Paul Hollick (Supplier and fleet awards)

Paul is chairman of the Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP), incorporating the ICFM and managing director at TMC. Paul is a recognised industry figure, panellist and presenter at various domestic and international conferences. He is widely regarded as an expert in ‘mobility as a service’ (MAAS)/'big data' solutions and managing businesses to reach the peak of their potential.

Mark Jowsey (Car awards)

Head of TCO (total cost of ownership) at KeeReources, provider of running cost data for Business Car vehicle reviews, Mark has worked in TCO and residual values for almost 20 years. Previously spending nine years running corporate sales development programmes for several vehicle manufacturers, he started his automotive career in a range of fleet sales roles with major dealer groups.

Sean Keywood (Car, supplier and fleet awards)

Sean has been a member of the Business Car team for almost four years, and has covered all aspects of editorial, including news, features and vehicle reviews. Sean’s writing has been recognised with a Rising Star trophy in the 2019 Newspress Awards, followed up with being selected as a finalist in the 2020 Newspress Awards for Automotive Business Journalist of the Year.

Denise Lane (Supplier and fleet awards)

Denise has been head of group fleet at Capita PLC for six years, and has been involved in the company’s vehicle operations for 18 years. She is currently responsible for full operational and strategic management of UK and Republic of Ireland fleets comprising cars, LCVs and HGVs to support group requirements. Denise is also a committee member of the Association of Fleet Professionals.

Martin Ward (Car awards)

Martin started in the motor industry in 1971 as a car salesman, and in 1988 joined CAP. A founding member of CAP Monitor, predicting used car future values, Martin spent 32 years at CAP and was part of CAP Consulting working on future car projects. He is also a member of Guild of Motoring Writers and Northern Group of Motoring Writers. Now an independent consultant, journalist and a grandad.

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