Awards & Achievements

Awards & Achievements



GreenFleet Awards 2016

Winner: Car Club of the Year

The UK’s only independent national car club triumphed over larger corporations in the sector to be awarded Car Club of the Year. The GreenFleet Awards recognise organisations in the motoring sector for their contribution to greener road transport and environmental fleet management.

Fleet Heroes Awards 2016  

Fleet Heroes

Shortlisted: Fleet Supplier of the Year 2016

Co-wheels has been shortlisted for the Fleet Supplier of the Year award for 2016, thanks to our proven ability to provide alternative fleet services for business, and helping to reduce carbon emissions, grey fleet mileage and costs, and fleet management services.

Social Enterprise Awards UK 2016  

Social Enterprise UK

Shortlisted: Environmental Social Enterprise of the Year 2016

Social Enterprise UK has shortlisted Co-wheels for the Environmental Social Enterprise of the Year award for 2016, which is given to social enterprises which have a proven environmental impact and sustainability in terms of profit and growth.

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Social Enterprise UK

Member: Social Enterprise UK (2016)

Co-wheels has become a member of Social Enterprise UK, based on our strong social, environmental, and financial impact. Membership helps to create exciting networking opportunities with fellow Social Enterprises, as well as involvement in promoting the Social Enterprise movement.

 Go Ultra Low Company status  

Go Ultra Low

Awarded 'Go Ultra Low Company' status

Co-wheels was the first car club in the UK to be awarded the Government's new 'Go Ultra Low Company' status, in recognition of our commitment to providing electric, plug-in vehicles as an integral part of our car club fleet. It also demonstrates our drive to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and to boosting electric vehicle uptake over the next five years.

 Smarter Travel Awards 2016 Winner  

Smarter Travel Awards 2016

Winner: Best Shared Mobility Service

Awarded to Co-wheels Car Club for demonstrating social, financial, environmental, and cultural benefits of shared mobility for its members. The award also recognises the positive impact that Co-wheels has had for businesses, organisations, and local authorities when switching from using numerous private staff vehicles to a Co-wheels fleet.

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Social Enterprise Mark

Social Enterprise Mark Accreditation

Co-wheels has held the Social Enterprise Mark for over 5 years, for being able to demonstrate an excellent standard of practice in business ethics, financial transparency, and governance. The Mark helps to prove our social value and identifies Co-wheels as a company with excellent business practices that keep people and planet in mind at all times.

 Big Issue Invest  

Big Issue Invest

Awarded the Social Enterprise Investment Fund

The fund invested in Co-wheels, based on our clearly identifiable social and environmental impact and community-driven focus, as well as access to an affordable way to travel for low-income consumers.

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Awarded Funding from Ignite Social Enterprise LP

Co-wheels was awarded funding and business development support from Ignite (backed by Centrica Plc), to allow the car club to develop in new locations, and maximise its environmental and social impact by improving access to affordable transport in low-income groups.

 RBS Social Enterprise 100 List  


Shortlisted: Growth Champion of the Year Award 2014

Co-wheels was shortlisted for the award, in recognition of our sustainable business model and strong financial growth, as well as numerous successes and positive social impact.

 Scottish Transport Awards   Scottish Transport Awards 2014

Highly Commended: Contribution to Sustainable Travel Award

Co-wheels Car Club and Aberdeen City Council were both highly commended for a joint effort to provide more sustainable travel options for Aberdeen.

 Deloitte Social Innovation Pioneer Award   Deloitte Social Pioneers

Deloitte Social Innovation Pioneer 2014

Co-wheels was selected as a Deloitte Social Innovation Pioneer, as part of a programme which focused on providing direct support for social businesses, allowing them to thrive and grow to scale.

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Social Enterprise Awards

Winner: Environmental Social Enterprise Award 2013

Awarded for recognition of the great environmental impact that Co-wheels has had on reducing carbon emissions and car ownership/usage, as well as striving to provide car clubs for smaller, more isolated communities across the UK.

 Big Venture Challenge Winner 2013   Big Venture Challenge

Big Venture Challenge 2013 Winner

Co-wheels was awarded investment through the Big Venture Challenge, helping the car club to grow more quickly and deliver social and environmental impact at scale.