ENTRY is extended for the SME Company Car of the Year Awards 2018, a vital guide for businesses, with the closing date now December 5th and details here of how to enter.
The choice of vehicles for SMEs has never been more extensive and the choice of drivetrain so wide – which makes the SME Company Car of the Year Awards a vital tool for businesses in the SME small fleet market.
Electric; plug-in hybrid; hybrid; petrol; or Euro 6 diesel; while not forgetting hydrogen fuel cell technology – it’s a broad mix with changing attitudes to fuel choice and more stringent curbs on emissions making the market fast-moving and fluid.
Entries are open now and must be submitted, online, by December 5th. The shortlist will be announced on January 12th 2018 with the winners announced and the awards presented at the SME Company Car of the Year Awards 2018 winners-only luncheon at a Michelin-starred restaurant in London on February 7th, 2018.
So, car manufacturers:
- Is your car ready to be the SME Company Car of the Year 2018?
- Is your SME programme the best there is?
- Have you got what it takes to be a winner in the SME sector?
Manufacturers: put your best SME cars and programmes forward and let our independent judges decide.
Get the recognition you deserve for the best products in the SME business and small fleet market.
SME Company Car of the Year Award Categories.
There are seven categories detailed below open to car manufacturers. There is no limit to the number of entries you can make. Cars must be on sale by 3 October 2017 to qualify for the awards.
Having picked their category winners, judges will then pick their SME Company Car of the Year 2018 from the category winners
Best Value SME Company Car
This year the car must have a list price below £20,000 and have CO2 emissions below the new capital allowance/leasing tax break of 110g/km
Best Compact SME Company Car
We want to find the best car that is sub 4.5m in length that combines fitness for business purpose while also doubling up as a suitable lifestyle car at the weekend.
Best Large SME Company Car
A car that is longer than 4.5m and conveys a level of seniority and aspiration for SME business drivers.
Best Director’s SME Company Car
It needs to be something prestigious, well specified but also not too heavy on benefit in kind company car tax or on running costs – especially if it’s for the FD!
Best Green SME Company Car
With the changes to benefit in kind percentage tax bands and the changing of the 100% write down threshold to 50g/km, those sub 50g ultra low emission vehicles are really making their case for inclusion in any SME small fleet.
Best SME Company Car Programme
SMEs without fleet managers need help to run their company cars. Which company car programme does that best?
Best SME After Sales Programme
We’re looking for the best after sales programme that’s as capable of looking after two company cars as it is for 25+.