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Category : Interview

Time to be bold

4 years ago / 0 comments

The leasing industry has ridden through the rocky landscape of the economic downturn, and come out the other side in pretty healthy shape. That’s the view of the new chairman of the British Vehicle … Read More »

Fleet on fleet – Sarah Dopson of the AA

4 years ago / 0 comments

The AA fleet must be one of the most diverse in the UK? Yes, it must be. The group fleet has four different divisions, split between LCV, HGV, cars and driving school. There are 16 … Read More »

Fleet on fleet – Tracey King at Hydro International

4 years ago / 0 comments

You have other functions to manage as well as fleet. How do you keep control of all of them? I’m the office manager at the Hydro HQ and manage a number of other functions … Read More »

Interview: Estelle Howick, fleet manager, Pfizer

4 years ago / 0 comments

You are one of a few fleet managers who has also worked as an account manager in a leasing company, so do you have any views on where each could understand the other better? As a leasing … Read More »

Unlocking the key

4 years ago / 0 comments

LH Please tell me a little bit about your company and the composition of its fleet, including who you lease through. GS We are a service provider for glazing and locks, and support most … Read More »

Powered by technology

4 years ago / 0 comments

It was Albert Einstein who famously said that “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them”. Applied to modern-day fleet management, this axiom would probably translate into … Read More »

Trials and errors

4 years ago / 0 comments

LH Tell me about the Bracknell Forest Council fleet. DJ The fleet is currently just over 50 vehicles, which are mostly commercial and passenger-carrying vehicles along with a few pool cars. The majority of … Read More »

Running rings

4 years ago / 0 comments

I can’t say that James Douglas reminds me of Brian Clough in any way, but the new head of fleet at Audi thought of the artful old manager’s career when he left Nissan to … Read More »

Damage limitations

4 years ago / 0 comments

How is your fleet made up? Peverel Services Ltd provides property-related services throughout the UK including property management, letting, security and protection systems as well as property sales and insurance. The fleet of 360 … Read More »

Birthday wishes

4 years ago / 0 comments

Pendragon Contracts is celebrating its 30th birthday this year, having battled through the credit crunch, realigned its business and is now looking to grow its fleet again. It started life as Jackson Leasing in … Read More »

Whiskey on wheels

4 years ago / 0 comments

LH What’s the composition of Chivas fleet? TC Chivas Brothers is part of the Pernod Ricard Group, and we produce whisky brands such as Chivas Regal, Ballantine’s, The Glenlivet, and Royal Salute alongside our … Read More »

Growing pains?

4 years ago / 0 comments

As most mainstream car manufacturers scrabble about trying to retain market share, Kia Motors (UK) president and CEO Paul Philpott has a different kind of problem: how do you manage huge growth in a … Read More »

The Sky isn’t the limit

4 years ago / 0 comments

As you might have seen earlier in this issue, Mazda is at a watershed: its range is almost about to be replaced in its entirety over the next couple of years, by cars with … Read More »

Skoda bares its teeth

5 years ago / 0 comments

Nice, cheery Skoda. Never too aggressive with their strategies, with inoffensive cars, and friendly, not too pushy, staff. Yeah, right. Skoda is a brand on the march, with ambitious growth plans in fleet, a … Read More »

The Master Plan – James Taylor Vauxhall Motors

5 years ago / 0 comments

On the face of it, it doesn’t look like it’s been a good year so far for Vauxhall, with fleet market share showing a steep decline. But it’s all part of the master plan, … Read More »

Tough choices

5 years ago / 0 comments

As one of those high-flying global executives US car firms are so good at creating, Mark Ovenden is ideally situated to give a view on how the fleet industry in the UK is affected … Read More »

Nissan is on a steep learning curve

5 years ago / 0 comments

Nissan broke new ground last year when it brought its first electric vehicle, the LEAF, to the UK. Though rivals were already offering electric cars, the LEAF’s blend of practicality and unchallenging ownership experience … Read More »

Gold rush

5 years ago / 0 comments

You don’t have to go back much more than a decade, and BMW was fairly cool about the corporate market. Previously a retail-heavy manufacturer of sporty cars, now it is able to offer vehicles … Read More »


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