Campaign on behalf of the RAC and the two trade associations that represent UK road freight companies.
FairFuelUK has established itself as the leading campaign force fighting for lower petrol and diesel prices. It is widely credited with saving the motorits and businesses of Britain over 9p per litre.
Update 26 June 2012: The Government has announced it will be cancelling the 3p per litre fuel duty rise planned for August following the campaign led by FairFuelUK and others.
Quentin Willson, national spokesman for FairFuelUK, said: "For months FairFuelUK has pushed, argued, pleaded and proved to the government that scrapping the August duty rise would be essential to the economic future of this country. Thankfully, the Government has listened and have acted for the good of struggling consumers across the UK. This is democracy at its very best where a government and a Chancellor can review decisions, and act with fairness and common sense. Businesses and hard-working families across this country will breathe a grateful sigh of relief, at least for the rest of this year. Well done to every MP and Minister who has listened."
Peter Carroll, founder of FairFuelUK, said: "This is a great boost for those organisations that back FairFuelUK. In particular, for the RAC, the Road Haulage Association, the Freight Transport Association and The Fuelcard Company. Special thanks go the hundreds of thousands of people all across Britain who have signed up to the campaign. There are serious longer term issues to address on fuel taxation and pricing – but for today, we thank the Government for listening and acting."
FairFuelUK is supported by over 300,000 members of the public, the RAC with its 7 million members, the 20,000 haulage businesses in the RHA and FTA, The Fuelcard Company and 3 million members of the Pensioners Campaign UK.
Geoff Dunning, Chief Executive of the Road Haulage Association: "Peter Carroll and his team have run a highly professional campaign that has delivered substantial results for our members.
They have brought together PR, lobbying and public campaigning into a dynamic force."
Robert Halfon MP: "The FairFuelUK campaign run by Peter Carroll Associates is hugely effective. It has played a crucial part in saving the businesses and motorists of Britain over 10p per litre in fuel taxes – extraordinary!"
FairFuelUK Campaign Awards include:
Peter Carroll Associates provided campaign management for one of the most successful Police Commissioner Elections campaigns.
They helped secure Independent Ann Barnes a spectacular victory over the Conservative candidate in Kent. The Conservatives were widely acknowledged to be the favourites, with Kent dominated across the whole range of Parliamentary, County and District levels by Conservative representatives.
Over a period of just four months they took a team of volunteers, none of whom had ever fought an election, into this winning position.
The final result was:
The many years of leading the Gurkha Justice Campaign have left everyone at Peter Carroll Associates with a long standing affection for the Gurkhas both serving and retired.
In response to what many perceive as the unfair treatment of the Gurkhas in the current round of defence cuts, they have launched www.savethegurkhas.co.uk
Peter’s team was tasked by the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation to campaign to save the last 3,200 wild tigers on earth. The campaign was formally launched on 6th May 2011.
Peter and his team have secured considerable celebrity endorsement, including Sir Paul McCartney, Stephen Fry, Ricky Gervais, Sam Fox and a host of others. Together with its related campaign to ban the trade in tiger skins and parts, it is already one of the leading campaigns in the field of tiger conservation.
CLARITY is an inspirational charity based in London. They don’t ask for donations. Instead, their workforce of blind & disabled staff make and sell a wide range of toiletries and other household products which they sell from their website www.clarityproducts.org.
The Peter Carroll Associates team helped them secure endorsements from Joanna Lumley, Fiona Phillips and Samantha Fox.
Peter and his team have provided campaigning consultancy support to this vital campaign which is fighting to see greater safety standards regarding the installation of electric gates. The campaign was founded by Kent businessman Richard Jackson when he learnt that several children had been seriously injured or killed due to poor installation of electric gates.
Peter Carroll is widely acknowledged as the person behind the Gurkha Justice Campaign. He brought Joanna Lumley into the campaign in August 2008. The campaign secured its aim of changing the law so that all retired Gurkhas with 4 or more years service have the right to settle in the UK.
The full ‘inside story’ of that campaign is detailed in Peter’s book – Gurkha.
Gurkha Justice Campaign Awards include:
Martyn Brown, Political Correspondent, Daily Express: "Peter's handling of the media throughout the Gurkha Justice campaign, especially during last summer's visit to Nepal, was absolutely first class.
His ability to communicate with, organise and inform reporters and television crews was better than most press officers I have come across in 10 year's as a journalist, and was always carried out with a welcoming smile."
Sharon Hendry - Senior Feature Writer, The Sun: "The Gurkha Justice Campaign trip to Nepal organised by Peter Carroll was - without exception - the most well-executed press trip I have been part of during my 13 years as a Sun journalist. Well thought out travel arrangements, easy access to Joanna Lumley and clear briefings all resulted in several pages of coverage on consecutive days. Peter has remained a good contact ever since."
Joanna Lumley OBE, FRGS: "We simply could not have succeeded as we did with the Gurkha Justice Campaign were it not for Peter Carroll. His was the driving energy powering us through the months when the days were their darkest: his was the voice of reason which attracted the serious members of the fourth estate and got us the column inches and the brilliantly attended press conferences.
"His were the blueprints for many of the letters written and articles printed: his was the staying power to the very end, and the voice which alerted me in the beginning, inviting me to join the campaign. I have worked with the press for over 40 years and I have never met anyone who matched his innate skill for sensing when a story would break or when a strategy would go stale.
He loves the press and, I think, is loved by them because he delivers the goods. My respect for his ability cannot be measured, and my affection for him will never diminish. At the heart of this man is integrity, determination, courage, kindness and, when needed, a formidable measure of fire. He is the best: the very best’