The Ford Transit Connect walked off with the Small Van of the Year gong for the ninth year in a row while its big brother the Transit reclaimed the podium spot in the large van category having been edged out by the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter in the two previous years.

It is the 15th time the Transit has come out on top in the large van category.

Kevin Griffith, Ford of Britain’s fleet boss, said: “Winning two further awards for Transit and Transit Connect reinforces the choice and value we offer to commercial vehicle customers.”