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Category : Interview

Interview: Ken Ramirez, MD, Renault UK

1 year 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

1 year 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

2 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 »

What I’ve learnt

3 years ago / 0 comments

On personal and work values It is very important to know that your company’s core values match your own personal values. This starts at the interview process; I watch the behaviours of the interviewer … Read More »

The lion’s share

3 years ago / 0 comments

The new management at the head of Peugeot in the UK is convinced that the firm can raise itself above the other volume brands and carve itself a spot just below the premium brands. … Read More »

Democratising the electric car

3 years ago / 0 comments

How large do you predict the European market will be for the Model S? Our hope for Europe is that we sell a comparable number of cars to America, and we expect to increase … Read More »

What I’ve Learnt: Robert Pieczka, marketing & business development director at Arval

3 years ago / 0 comments

The growing influence of technology The effective management of a business fleet is a moveable feast. The world around us has always changed but the rate of change, particularly in the adoption and use … Read More »

Fleet on Fleet: Paula Maxwell of Longhurst Group

3 years ago / 0 comments

Fleet size: 158 cars, 12 vans, 337 grey fleet   In what sector does Longhurst operate? Longhurst Group is the parent company for three subsidiaries located throughout the East Midlands. We rent out 18,000 … Read More »

Skoda looks to soar

3 years ago / 0 comments

Patrick McGillycuddy has only been head of fleet at Skoda since the end of last summer, but it’s been a stellar few months with sales soaring and new fleet- specific product. And there’s more … Read More »

The Leon roars

3 years ago / 0 comments

Neil Williamson is sitting on SEAT’s stylish Geneva show stand, and he’s in a good mood. With good reason. Having been head of SEAT in the UK for just over a year, he’s probably … Read More »

Q&A: FleetCor on Allstar Premier Programme

3 years ago / 0 comments

What is it? Allstar Premier Programme is a two-card solution and it brings together the fantastic network of Allstar, which we’ve got already and is in nearly 8,000 sites right across the UK, with … Read More »


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