South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb)
has been shortlisted in The Fleet News Awards 2016 in no less than
six categories – Fleet of the Year (251 to 1000 vehicles), Most
Improved Fleet of the Year, Safe Fleet of the Year, Green Fleet of
the Year, Cost Saving Initiative of the Year and Fleet Manager of
the Year.

It is the third awards event SECAmb has been shortlisted for in
the last 6 months. It was only last year that SECAmb won at the
Commercial Fleet Awards the Blue Light & Public Sector Fleet of
the Year and was also Highly Commended at the Green Fleet Awards in
a competition with 600 other applicants.

The SECAmb fleet team, which has been on a modernisation
programme in recent years, is directly competing, not with other
blue light services, but with commercial organisations on an even

Fleet operators have the opportunity to demonstrate commitment
to the highest standards in terms of operational excellence,
technology, cost savings and improvements in efficiency and

Justin Wand, Head of Fleet and Logistics for SECAmb, who has
been shortlisted for Fleet Manager of the Year, said: “This is
again a great accolade for the Trust and a huge validation of what
the team has been able to achieve over recent years. It illustrates
how crucial the fleet team are to responding reliably and
sustainably to the needs of the patient.  

“Their focus on improving quality, innovation and support for
the frontline is unrivalled and in these cost-conscious times this
proves great things can be achieved. I am immensely proud of all
the team whose hard work is delivered day in day out and which
contributes directly to patient care.”

The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony on 10 March
at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.