If you're a stonemasonry van hero you could win £5,000

Van leasing company Vanarama is seeking self-employed van heroes in order to reward one of you with £5,000 or the free lease of a van for three years.

The Van Hero 2016 award is a celebration of independent van driving businesses across the country. It provides a platform for people to nominate their favourite local van hero, no matter what their trade – be they a stone specialist, a tiler, a templater/fixer.... or a florist, come to that. Vanarama is encouraging people to nominate their local van hero. Or you can nimonate yourself or a fellow self-employed driver.

Andy Alderson, MD and founder of Vanarama, says: “We want to encourage people to vote for tradespeople in their local communities because they are the backbone of this nation. Far too often van drivers receive publicity for the wrong reasons. But really, the majority of UK van drivers are hardworking people, running their own businesses and following their dreams. We have created these awards to celebrate entrepreneurialism in Britain and will reward the overall winner with a complimentary three year van lease or £5,000 prize.”

Vanarama is encouraging people to vote for their local van hero across 11 UK regions (Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, North West, North East, Yorkshire, East Midlands, West Midlands, South East, London, East Anglia) before it crowns the UK’s ultimate champion of the small business community in a national final in October this year.

The Van Hero competition is open to all self-employed van drivers, with entries to be submitted at www.vanarama.co.uk/vanheroes.

But hurry! Entries have to be in by the end of June.