Mitchells & Butlers outsources fleet to CLM
Mitchells & Butlers employs around 36,000 staff and currently operates 1,600 restaurants and pubs all over the UK, including well-known brands such as Toby Carvery, Harvester, O’Neill’s and Browns.
Following the decision to change suppliers, CLM will now manage the entire Mitchells & Butlers fleet, including legacy vehicles. CLM will utilise its acclaimed Contract Management solution using competitive tendering via a panel of preferred leasing suppliers to reduce acquisition costs on behalf of the client.
As well as handling the complete procurement process, CLM is also providing end of term vehicle checks, daily rental vehicles, and fines management, plus storage and reallocation of vehicles through its class-leading Wharley End reallocation centre.
Mitchells & Butlers director of Corporate Procurement, Darrell Wilson, said: ‘After a long-standing solus supply leasing arrangement, we have appointed CLM to manage our outsource requirements, with a particular emphasis on reducing our acquisition costs through the use of competitive tendering.
‘The results so far have been very impressive and we have seen significant five-figure savings already through the use of CLM’s Contract Management solution.
‘We have greatly appreciated CLM’s flexibility throughout the implementation process and their ability to put in place detailed process maps, covering all of our fleet requirements.
‘Our drivers now order their new vehicles online through CLM’s FleetActive web portal. This is of real benefit to us as it has increased the efficiency of our ordering process and is not seen as being as cumbersome as the previous system that we used,’ he added.
Tony Hulatt, managing director at the Newport Pagnell based fleet management specialist, said: ‘We are delighted to welcome Mitchells & Butlers to the CLM stable of fleet customers.
‘We have already introduced a series of cost-saving initiatives aimed at reducing the company’s fleet operating costs and improving efficiencies, as well as providing additional support to drivers, to help them order their new vehicles more quickly and efficiently. We look forward to a long and mutually rewarding business relationship,’ he concluded.