Affordable Car Hire boss Angela Day has been named as UK transport rental chief executive of the year.

The accolade came in the 2016 Executive Awards, which recognise “shining stars” of the executive world.

The awards, run by Corporate Vision magazine, are based on merit and are a reflection of those executives currently making an impact in their firms and industries.

 The organisers said: “Creativity, innovation and passion for the product or service are the things that separate great companies from merely good ones and these awards celebrate the individuals who, through their commitment to these areas, are the driving force behind their firms’ growth and prosperity.

“Our dedicated awards team undertake a huge amount of rigorous research, leaving no stone unturned to ensure that these awards are allocated only to the professionals that truly deserve them.”