Drive & Survive has sprung a surprise on some of the larger, better-resourced fleet industry players by snatching the prestigious ‘Service Supplier of the Year’ category in the 2007 Business Car Awards (previously known as The Fleet Excellence Awards), which are organised by publisher Wilmington Media.

Traditionally the preserve of the big brands with multi million pound turnover and armies of staff, Drive & Survive managed to elicit the support of their customers to the point where there was the largest ever vote for a single company in the 13 year history of these awards.

Business Car editor, Tristan Young, commented “The Business Car Awards are a barometer for the company car market. Drive & Survive’s Service Supplier win shows how important safety is to UK fleets.”

Drive & Survive General Manager, Andy Neale, said: “We are very grateful to the readers of Business Car, who have clearly indicated their satisfaction with the way in which Drive & Survive interacts with them. Risk management is never an easy sell-in but it becomes more palatable when you can demonstrate quantifiable financial savings, something that we continue to do for customers old and new.

“2007 will be an exciting time for Drive & Survive, particularly with regards to product development, and we intend to continue with our stated aim of exceeding customer expectations.”

Drive & Survive also won the ‘Risk Management’ category, something which has now achieved on nine occasions in the past 11 years.