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Category : Interview

Interview: Rob East, Mercedes-Benz

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Mercedes’ head of fleet, Rob East has taken over at a brand that has seen huge growth in fleet in past few years. Steve Moody finds out what is next.

Q&A: Graeme Jenkins, Suzuki

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Appointed in January, Suzuki’s new head of fleet, Graeme Jenkins, is tasked with doubling the size of the brand’s corporate sales in the UK. And it’s all about playing to its strengths, he tells … Read More »

Pump prices fall by 2.5p a litre in March

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

The price of fuel fell by more than 2.5p a litre in March bringing the average price of petrol down to 117.54p and diesel to 119.54p, data from RAC Fuel Watch reveals.

BCA acquires Supreme Wheels Direct

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

BCA has acquired a 75% stake in Supreme Wheels Direct Ltd, a specialist in alloy wheel refurbishment, for an undisclosed sum. Avril Palmer-Baunack, executive chairman of British Car Auctions. The acquisition allows BCA and ... Read More »

LeasePlan UK’s future plans – Matt Dyer

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Settling under its new owners, LeasePlan UK is setting out plans to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse fleet sector, as managing director Matt Dyer explains. By Alex Grant.

Q&A: Owen Gregory, Ford

2 months ago / 0 comments

Owen Gregory, appointed director of fleet operations at Ford in 2016, on new opportunities and the advantages of turning long-standing relationships into partnerships.

View from the top: Alex Smith, MD, Nissan UK

3 months ago / 0 comments

With 2016 sales growth largely driven by new LCV launches, communication will be key as Nissan begins this year with a reinvention of one of its most important nameplates and expansion of its specialist … Read More »

What I’ve learnt – Nick Cleary, Autoglass

5 months ago / 0 comments

Nick Cleary, customer and digital director for Autoglass, on how technology is accelerating customer-centric businesses and how the fleet industry can benefit.

Q&A – Adrian Rushmore, Cap Automotive

5 months ago / 0 comments

Established for over 30 years in the UK, cap hpi is launching a new globally-applicable Cap Code in Europe’s biggest markets as a first step towards a worldwide presence. Adrian Rushmore, newly appointed international … Read More »

New opportunities for SEAT

6 months ago / 0 comments

SEAT might be on the cusp of its biggest-ever product offensive, but it's never felt more streamlined, as UK head of fleet, Peter McDonald, tells Alex Grant. Peter McDonald, SEAT's UK head of fleet. ... Read More »

French Connections: Mark Dickens of Renault

7 months ago / 0 comments

Behind a raft of successful product launches, Renault’s recent sales growth is just as much a sign of a streamlined process behind the scenes, as head of fleet sales and remarketing, Mark Dickens, tells … Read More »

Q&A – Tom Hughes of the TTC Group

9 months ago / 0 comments

Tom Hughes, recently appointed business development director of road safety organisation the TTC Group, on latest developments... Tom Hughes, business development director of the TTC Group Are fleets waking up to the message of ... Read More »

Bringing greater insight: ARI Fleet managing director Keith Allen

10 months ago / 0 comments

ARI Fleet is geared up for businesses with highly complex, bespoke needs, MD Keith Allen tells Steve Moody.

Q&A: John Watkins, executive chairman of Trakm8

10 months ago / 0 comments

John Watkins, executive chairman of Trakm8, on developments within the group and the broader telematics marketplace. John Watkins, executive chairman of Trakm8 What are the plans for the Trakm8 group following its recent acquisitions ... Read More »

SEAT targets user-choosers for ongoing growth

11 months ago / 0 comments

SEAT is aiming for “double digit” growth in sales by optimising its product range and focusing on higher-value segments than previously, according to chairman of the executive board Luca De Meo. By Alex Grant.

Canterbury tales: An interview with Longleys Private Hire Ltd director, David George

11 months ago / 0 comments

Telematics can transform a business. It certainly did for Longleys Private Hire, which installed a system and found its business crippled as a result. The Canterbury-based private hire cab company has been owned by … Read More »

Q&A: Eric Feunteun on Renault’s EV programme

11 months ago / 0 comments

How healthy is the EV market? The growth of EV volumes is quite impressive; over 50% worldwide, and also on a European basis. Among that Renault is achieving a sustainable leadership position. So we … Read More »

Practice what you preach: The IAM’s David Batten

1 year ago / 0 comments

As one of the UK’s highest profile road safety charities, the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has a commitment to making Britain’s roads a safer place to be by improving the skills and … Read More »

Interview: Francis Bleasdale, fleet and remarketing director at FCA

1 year ago / 0 comments

It can be hard to keep up with the various comings and goings of the Fiat Group and its various brands, which have been through many iterations and reorganisations over the years. But two … Read More »

Pimlico Plumbers: A very modern old-fashioned fleet

1 year ago / 0 comments

Stopping to chat with busy mechanics during a tour of Pimlico Plumbers’ HQ, managing director Charlie Mullins’ pride in his company’s in‐house fleet management operation is tangible. The domestic maintenance business’s fleet of red, … Read More »

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