Van Excellence: sustained progress as Morrison Utilities and Amey are accredited and LeasePlan partners with LCV scheme

Thursday 17 May 2012

Leading civil engineering businesses Morrison Utilities and Amey have successfully achieved accreditation under the Van Excellence scheme. They join the 25 other operators that have successfully demonstrated that their fleet management and compliance systems can meet the demanding standards of the Code of Van Excellence, the voluntary code of practice for van fleet operators.

Vehicle and fleet management service provider LeasePlan has also joined Van Excellence as a recognised partner of the scheme. Partners promote the Code of Van Excellence amongst their customers and encourage its standards to be adopted and followed throughout the light commercial vehicle sector. LeasePlan has been established for over 30 years and has 34,000 vehicles under management.

Mark Cartwright, FTA's Head of Vans and Light Commercial Vehicles said:

"These major developments signal continued strong support and interest in the goals and mission of Van Excellence as a way of promoting high standards of operation in the van sector. The challenging operating conditions in the utilities sector have not deterred nor prevented Morrison Utilities and Amey from achieving the standards of operators in other sectors.

"We are pleased to welcome LeasePlan as a partner of Van Excellence and its commitment to promoting the scheme’s principles and standards amongst its customers."

Van Excellence was awarded the Best New Service Award at the 2012 Fleet News Awards. There are now 27 accredited operators, with a further 80 having expressed interest or undergoing accreditation. The total number of vehicles operated is 137,500.

Notes for editors

1. A list of accredited members of Van Excellence is at

2. Membership of Van Excellence is open to all operators of commercial vehicles of 3.5 te GVW or less.

3. Further information, including a registration form and a copy of the code of Van Excellence, can be found at 


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