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Category : Interview

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 »

Q&A: Citroën's Yves Bonnefont on the new C4 Cactus

3 years ago / 0 comments

Why have you decided to re-invent the C line? We are very happy with the development of DS. We launched something that was totally new and after four years we have sold 410,000 cars. … Read More »

What I’ve learnt: Damian James of ACFO

3 years ago / 0 comments

Making the move from running a fleet to advising others on theirs I have been in fleet management for 16 years. During that time I have switched from being in charge of a 1,000-strong … Read More »

Foundations for growth

3 years ago / 0 comments

  Volvo is looking set for a formative 12 months. The New Year marked the launch of its all-new D4 diesel engine, the first developed in-house since the brand parted ways with Ford in … Read More »

Fleet on fleet: Nigel Trotman of Alphabet

3 years ago / 0 comments

As an ex-fleet manager what was it like moving to the other side of the fence? It was definitely a bit of a culture shock – I suddenly found myself part of a sales … Read More »

Fleet on Fleet – Brad Wilkie of Kelway

3 years ago / 0 comments

You have a wide remit – was fleet part of the job originally? Where does your fleet experience come from? My remit is to be responsible for facilities, car fleet and supplier management. My … Read More »

What I’ve learnt – Richard Schooling of Alphabet

3 years ago / 0 comments

Car ownership is no longer the be-all and end-all Historically, your car signalled perceived personal status and conferred a degree of authority, ie the more expensive the car, the more important you must be. … Read More »

Q&A: FleetCor UK's Callum Gibson on the firm's developments

3 years ago / 0 comments

What were your priorities when you joined Fleetcor? Fleetcor UK has three customer facing brands: Allstar, Keyfuels and The Fuel Card Company. The key driver for me was to understand what do those brands … Read More »

Q&A: Leasedrive's Roddy Graham on the HgCapital deal

3 years ago / 0 comments

What does the deal involve? HgCapital has bought the business and all existing shareholders (management and LDC) have reinvested to the value of 20% of the new company. Why has the deal been undertaken? … Read More »

Fleet on Fleet – Ian Luckett of Lucketts Travel interviewed

3 years ago / 0 comments

Fleet size 109 coaches and minibuses   Lucketts is a family-owned, multi-award winning coach and travel company. How did it all start? The company was started in 1926 by Harry Luckett, the current chairman’s … Read More »

Fleet and its role in UK PLC

3 years ago / 0 comments

  Gerry Keaney has been surprised. In his first year as chief executive of the BVRLA he’s been able to tour the fleet industry and what he has found is a sector very much … Read More »

100k and counting…

3 years ago / 0 comments

Lex Autolease will grow by 100,000 vehicles in the next five years, and it will do it in some pretty innovative ways, its new managing director Tim Porter reckons. Porter has only been in … Read More »

Fleet on Fleet – Danny Alborough of Gratte Brothers

3 years ago / 0 comments

Fleet size 200 vehicles   What’s the history of Gratte Brothers? From small beginnings as an electrical contractor, started by two brothers in the post war years, Gratte Brothers has now become one of … Read More »

Interview – Benoit Dilly

3 years ago / 0 comments

  I meet Benoit Dilly, Arval’s new managing director, on the top floor of the BNP Paribas building in central London, a vast metal and stone edifice housing the French giant’s considerable banking might. … Read More »

What I’ve learnt – Martin Evans of Jaama

3 years ago / 0 comments

  Diversity and unbundling continue apace There has been a continuing growth in the diversity of vehicle-related products and services available to fleet managers and a trend for outsourcing a variety of individual tasks … Read More »

Q&A – Mercedes-Benz

4 years ago / 0 comments

Q: Where is Mercedes-Benz in the UK today? MB: We are the “new luxury” brand, with Audi and BMW as premium. We have grown by 34% through the recession. It was worth working hard … Read More »


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