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Local ambulance service wins Large Public Sector Fleet of the Year Award

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) has won the award for Large Public Sector Fleet of the Year at the Fleet News Fleet Van Awards 2012 presented in London on 5 December.

Now in their fifth year, the Fleet Van Awards are the benchmark awards for the light commercial vehicle industry, with trophies for manufacturers, fleet operators and suppliers.

The fleet awards focus on safety, awarding trophies to those van operators that display an obsession for keeping their drivers safe and their vehicles accident-free.

Commenting on SCAS' award the judges said:

'SCAS continues to be one of the safest 'blue light' fleets in the country due to its relentless focus on driver culture and on minimising accidents. It applies best practice in all operational areas and shares its ideas with other trusts. SCAS is innovative and class-leading.'

Rick Stillman, Head of Fleet for South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust said:

'Winning the Large Public Sector Fleet of the Year Award at the Fleet Van Awards 2012 is a reflection of the work and dedication of our staff in Support Services and testimony to the progress your local ambulance service is making in our quest for excellence.

'There is still a lot of work to be done and improvements to be made, but this award, following on from the trust winning the Fleet Safety Champion of the Year Award and receiving Van Excellence accreditation in 2011, clearly demonstrates that we are heading in the right direction.

'I would like to thank friends and colleagues for their continued support and hard work.'  

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