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Category : Interview

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 »

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

2 years 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

2 years 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 »

Interview: Ken Ramirez, MD, Renault UK

2 years ago / 0 comments

What are your plans for next year? Next year is an important year for us. We’ve already outgrown the market this year, we’ve had 17% growth in fleet. Next year we have a full … Read More »

Interview: Jim Wright, MD, Nissan Motor GB

2 years ago / 0 comments

How has 2015 been for Nissan, so far? In terms of car share, we’re about 5.8% which is about 0.6% up year-on-year, and in fleet it’s the same kind of order, it equates to … Read More »

Interview: Nissan's Barry Beeston

2 years ago / 0 comments

Barry Beeston reckons Nissan deserves more attention for the position it occupies in fleet. He might well be right. For, in volume terms for cars, once you get past the big three and then … Read More »

An enhanced offering

2 years ago / 0 comments

How were Hyundai UK’s fleet sales last year? It was another record year for us. The key measure for me is the volume via the dealer network, that was up over 1,000 units year-on-year, … Read More »

What I’ve learnt: LeasePlan UK's Lesley Slater

2 years ago / 0 comments

Working for a global leasing company It’s fast paced, constantly evolving and full of positive challenges. More often than not, large corporate clients are now looking to maximise their global scale and purchasing power. … Read More »

Q&A: Tim Porter of Lex Autolease

2 years ago / 0 comments

  How are you finding business confidence in general? Business confidence is pretty strong at the moment and we have been a beneficiary of that confidence, right from SMEs to large corporates. The growth … Read More »

Q&A: CAP's Mike Hind on the firm's acquisition

2 years ago / 0 comments

What are Solera Holdings’ plans for the deal? Solera will help CAP to leverage the numerous synergies between its strengths and core data assets to bring benefit across Solera’s global platform. This is intended … Read More »

Earning the right, every day

2 years ago / 0 comments

  Some jobs, you might think, are just a case of turn up for work, grab a coffee, put your feet up and watch the orders come tumbling in. Certainly it might seem like … Read More »

Fleet on Fleet: Tim Watts of Perfect Circle

3 years ago / 0 comments

You’ve worked on both sides of the fence previously, running a fleet and then for a leasing company. What was it like branching out on your own? I have been very fortunate in that … Read More »

Right place, right time

3 years ago / 0 comments

  Often successful careers are partly ability, partly huge work ethic, and partly being in the right place at the right time. Ken Ramirez, managing director of Renault UK, joined in February last year … Read More »

Fleet on Fleet: John Pryor of ACFO

3 years ago / 0 comments

Fleet size: 590 user-choosers, 700 cash out, 30 vans   How are you finding being chairman of ACFO? It was and is a great honour. Arcadia has been a member for some 18 years … Read More »

Q&A: Bob Saynor of the EST

3 years ago / 0 comments

    Why is the scheme being replaced? When we introduced short-duration ecodriving training to the UK in 2009 the concept was virtually unknown in the UK and there was some scepticism. Now five … Read More »


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