As Gold partners of the FTA's Van Excellence scheme, Bott will be sharing their industry briefings throughout 2017. This month we're looking at the importance of pre-use vehicle checks.

Bott have been a partner and supplier to BLOODHOUND since the early days of the project, sharing the team's desire to educate, innovate and test what's possible with today's engineering and technology.

The #67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT of Andy Priaulx (GB), Harry Tincknell (GB), and Pipo Derani (BRA) grabbed the runner-up spot in the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours at the end of the final lap. Last minute struggles for the second-placed Corvette gave Tincknell the opportunity to pounce and take the place just as the chequered flag fell.

In recognition of their unstinting support in promoting Van Excellence to all sectors of industry, the Van Excellence Gold Partners for 2017 - ARI, Bott Ltd, Brigade Electronics, Hertz, Lex Autolease and Microlise - were presented with celebratory plaques at the 2017 Van Excellence Operational Briefing in Twickenham held on 23 March. The presentation was made by Julie Davies of Amey Fleet Services, Chair of the Van Excellence Governance Group.