NRG and DTM win BVCA Vision Awards


NRG Riverside and Direct Tyre Management (DTM) have won BVCA North West Vision Awards!


Both teams were praised for impressive growth trajectory, innovative data and technology strategy and ESG integration.


NRG Riverside is the UK’s largest municipal and specialist fleet hire and management company.


Under the leadership of CEO Darren Powell, it has truly embraced the opportunity of ESG – significantly cutting its carbon footprint and developing a leading people-centric culture, which has vastly improved employee retention, training and development.


Central to this was the launch of its Apprenticeship scheme in 2022 and the focus of employee wellbeing. On exit, 24 Mental Health First Aiders had been trained to support colleagues across the business and NRG Riverside is now a Gold member of the Mental Health Charter. 


NRG Riverside established an ESG Charter in late 2022, which sets out a sustainable and measurable plan to lessen its environmental impact and support its local communities and workforce.


DTM, founded in 2004 and headquartered in Blackpool, is the largest independent tyre management provider in the UK.


DTM has put ESG front and centre of its growth strategy. Deeply embedded in the tyre management value chain and well-integrated with customers and suppliers, DTM is determined to make a positive difference to the environment by reducing the number of tyres used.


It also continues to invest in its technology and back-office functions and, in mid-2023, created a mobile Fleet Audit team of tyre inspectors. These inspectors proactively assess customers’ vehicles to identify potential issues with tyres before they become serious.


DTM CEO Leigh Goodland says, “We will be rolling out a large fleet of qualified inspectors over the next 12 months, further demonstrating DTM’s commitment to best-in-class service levels and to our carbon reduction strategy.


“Our preventative work increases vehicle safety, maximises tyre life, minimised costs and is considerate to the environment.”


We’ve enjoyed working with both teams over the last few years and are proud to see them gain the recognition they deserve.