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Category : Interview

Q&A: Owen Gregory, Ford

2 weeks 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

1 month 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

3 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

3 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

4 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

5 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

7 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

8 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

8 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

8 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

9 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

9 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

11 months 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

11 months 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

11 months 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 »

The power of choice: Ford of Britain's Andy Barratt on the brand's growth plans

1 year ago / 0 comments

Only halfway through his first year as Ford of Britain chairman and managing director, Andy Barratt, may have taken on the role in one of the most interesting periods in the brand’s recent history. … Read More »

Q&A: Arval managing director Benoit Dilly

1 year ago / 0 comments

What does the acquisition bring to Arval’s proposition? What we are putting together are two companies, both in good shape, and what we get from GE is a focus on the mid-corporate fleets, whereas … Read More »

Interview: Andy Barratt, chairman, Ford of Britain

1 year ago / 0 comments

How does Ford see the fleet sector developing at the moment? The fleet sector is hugely important to us both on car and commercial. The car sector is highly competitive, even more so than ever … Read More »

Interview: Paul Philpott, president & CEO, Kia Motors UK

1 year ago / 0 comments

How is 2015 shaping up so far? We’re on track to do about 80,000 units this year, that’s the first time we’ve broken through 80,000. Last year was 77,200, 3-4% growth is what we’re … Read More »

Interview: Jeremy Hicks, MD, Jaguar Land Rover UK

1 year ago / 0 comments

How will Jaguar convince fleet buyers that JLR has the right products for them? You can pin nearly all our growth in the last five years to retail. If you look at our fleet … Read More »