Please use this form to submit an entry for the 2020 Professional Driver QSi Awards.
How to enter
QSi stands for Quality, Service and Innovation – and that’s what our judges will be looking for, whichever category you enter. There are 10 categories in the QSi Awards, so there’s bound to be something that fits your achievements.
Your main entry should consist of up to 1,000 words of text, and this should include all information you feel is necessary to support your entry in each category.
The information can be inputted directly on the form below, or if you prefer, uploaded as an attachment in Word or PDF form.
Supporting material may be supplied in addition to your main entry. Additional information can be uploaded in Word, PDF or for photographs, in JPG form.
All the information that you need to enter can be found within the category descriptions, as well as in our Entry Guide. View the entry guide here.
An entry is defined as one submission to one category. There is no limit to the number of categories you can enter. Please note the judges reserve the right to transfer your entry to another category.
Rules for entry
- Companies can submit entries for as many categories as they wish, as long as they are eligible.
- The editor decides whether an entry is valid for a particular category.
- The judging panel (chaired by Mark Bursa) has the right to withhold any award if, in its opinion, no entry is of a high enough standard.
- Every care will be taken with material submitted but none can be returned and no responsibility will be accepted for any loss or damage.
- Decisions by the judging panel are final.
- Prodriver Media Ltd, the judges and sponsors of the QSi Awards 2020 shall not be held responsible for any legal proceedings arising from the entries or the statements made therein; nor can they accept responsibility for the veracity of statements made by entrants, although every care will be taken to check entries.
NB – The awards that do not require entry forms are decided by the judging panel.
Please support answers with marketing material, graphs and tables where appropriate and relevant facts/figures.
ALL ENTRIES MUST REACH US BY 20th OCTOBER 2020
If you have any queries regarding the entry process please email firstname.lastname@example.org
This does NOT constitute a full entry to the awards. This must comprise a written submission of not more than 1,000 words, plus supporting materials including photographs or videos that back up the claims made in the entry.
Entries may be submitted in either digital format or with hard copies submitted via post. The entry should attempt to explain clearly why the company should win an award. For guidance, the following points should be addressed:
All chauffeur and private hire company categories
QUALITY: Describe standards applied to your business that are designed to make it stand out from your local competitors. This could apply to vehicles, drivers, promotional materials and any other aspect of the business, including training and staff retention. Explain your formal training programs for drivers and support staff. Show examples of quality within the business with your supporting materials.
SERVICE: What successful approaches are used to improve customer service? Are your drivers delivering exceptional standards of customer care? Demonstrate high levels of satisfaction and customer loyalty with testimonials and customer surveys.
INNOVATION: What innovative ways do you employ to improve your business? This could include creative uses of new technology, fresh and different approaches to marketing or presentation of the business, or customer-driven ideas and initiatives that give your company a competitive edge.
Professional Driver of the Year
This category is open to all Chauffeur and Private Hire operators, irrespective of size. This award is for an individual driver or chauffeur, to be nominated by the operator or employer, who in the employer’s opinion provides the absolute highest standard of service, in terms of driving skills, customer service, personality, ability to represent the company and any other way. The winners will be recognised as “the best of the best” in the professional driving business.
This category is open to all Chauffeur and Private Hire operators, irrespective of size. What are the creative ways you promote and market your company? How do you make use of the Internet, digital media, social media, and advertising? What are some examples of media coverage your company has attracted?
This category is open to all Chauffeur and Private Hire operators, irrespective of size. The award is to recognise initiatives that have made the wining companies real “local heroes”, working with local community organisations and giving their business a local profile above and beyond that of a mere transport provider. Describe how you work with local councils, organisations, community groups and charities to “go the extra mile” in your local area.
This category is open to all Chauffeur and Private Hire operators, irrespective of size. “Green” initiatives are an increasingly important aspect of all companies’ activities Describe the environmentally-friendly policies adopted by your company that have made it especially eco-friendly, and explain the positive impact this has had on your overall business.
New start operator award
If your business began trading after January 1st 2018 why not enter this award and receive recognition for your hard work and determination? Our winner will be an entrepreneur who may have brought a fantastic new perspective to the market, found a niche area to focus on or overcome all odds to achieve success. Tell us about your business, your performance and your future plans to win the recognition you deserve.
What you need to do now
Please submit your entries via our interactive website https://www.prodrivermags.com/qsi-awards-home/qsi-enter/. Just click on the categories you want to enter and write or paste your entry text into the text panel. You can upload supporting material via the website too.
Alternatively, you can email your entries to email@example.com by 20th October 2020.
If you would prefer to send hard copy entries by post, please send them to:
Professional Driver QSi Awards,
1c The Courtyard,
For more information, and details of how to secure a place or a table at the Professional Driver QSi Awards dinner in November, please call 01959 547000