Brecon Beacons National Park Authority Celebrate their Eco Superstar

Posted on 22 Mar 2021

Kevin Booker of Brecon Beacons National Park Authority has been named as this year’s Eco Superstar in the in the prestigious 2021 Fleet World Great British Fleet Awards.

Judged by an expert panel of Fleet World Group editors, the awards cover 38 categories and recognise latest innovations. This includes work among service suppliers to help fleets run their operations and vehicles in a safer, greener and more efficient manner.

The awards also celebrate the fleet managers at the forefront of the sector for their work on advancing strategies, and also set out those cars and vans that are leading the way in areas from safety to fuel efficiency – including the latest electric and electrified vehicles.

Image from 2020 Awards

Commenting on the awards, Fleet World editor Martyn Collins said: “Despite having faced an inordinate amount of challenges over the last 12 months, the fleet sector has continued to show how it’s at the forefront of innovation in the UK, keeping businesses going during lockdown and playing a key role in plans to ‘build back better’.

“The industry’s work on electrification – from supporting services to the vehicles themselves – is also exemplary as the UK continues on the path to net zero. My congratulations to all the winners.”

Last year Kevin came away with the award for ‘Financial Superstar – the financial wizard who has developed the cleverest and most innovative strategy for running a cost-efficient fleet at the same awards.

Kevin Booker said “It is a real honour to be recognised in these awards, for the second year running. We have done a lot of work to ensure we have the greenest fleet possible. We currently operate a fleet of 25 vehicles for use by wardens and staff. 100 per cent of the pool fleet is now fully electric or plug-in hybrid (PHEV). Our aim is to be zero-emission by 2025. Our Visitor centres will shortly be taking ownership of two fully electric tractors, to be used for upkeep of the grounds, along with replacing fuelled tools with rechargeable, where possible.”

Working with Pod Point, the Authority has introduced publicly accessible charge points at its facilities. 17 charge points are already in place and more are being planned in 2021.