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Today in Fleet: Friday 5 May

All the key news in fleet…

Andrew Ballard, strategic client relationship manager at KeeResources

Andrew Ballard joins KeeResources in the newly established role of strategic client relationship manager.

Well-known data expert joins KeeResources team

Automotive data experts KeeResources have appointed Andrew Ballard to the newly established role of strategic client relationship manager, with a remit to provide consultative understanding to aid existing and new clients.

Ballard joins KeeResources from Experian and brings significant experience within the automotive sector.

KeeResources’ Denis Keenan commented: “His appointment adds even greater strength to our strategy to drive the industry to a significantly more detailed approach to the role of automotive data, enabling far deeper interrogation and meaningful KPis throughout, leading to improved overall results for our clients.”

Data collected from greentomatocar vehicles will create a map of air pollution in the Capital.

Data collected from greentomatocar vehicles will create a map of air pollution in the Capital.

Minicabs to help map London’s air pollution

ULEV minicabs run by Greentomatocars are to collect information to create a map of air pollution in London. The firm’s fleet of hybrid and emission-free vehicles will be fitted with be installed with air pollution smart sensor equipment from Drayson Technologies.

The data will feed into the CleanSpace Air Map as well as being used to advise Greentomatocars drivers where they need to use electric mode if possible.

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Vincent St Claire, managing director, Fleet Assist

Sinclair Finance and Leasing extends deal with Fleet Assist

Sinclair Finance and Leasing has awarded a three-year extension to its partnership with supply chain management specialist Fleet Assist.

The contract extension builds on the existing three-year deal and will see the leasing specialist, which operates a fleet of 3,600 cars and vans, continue to use Fleet Assist to undertake SMR work on vehicles supplied to customers as well as to provide an out-of-hours call service for its company car and van drivers.

Fleet Alliance managing director, Martin Brown

Fleet Alliance managing director, Martin Brown

Fleet Alliance receives fifth Great Place to Work Award

Leasing and fleet management specialist Fleet Alliance has been voted one of the best places to work in the UK for the fifth year in a row, achieving laureate status as a result.

The Great Place to Work Award makes the Glasgow-based company one of the top 50 best places to work in the UK in the medium-sized category for companies with 50-499 employees.

David Hosking, CEO of Tusker

CEO David Hosking is part of this year’s Tusker team for the Tough Mudder challenge and also took part in the 2013 event.

Tusker take on Tough Mudder

A team of over 60 employees from Tusker are to undertake the Tough Mudder 12-mile gruelling army-style obstacle course this Saturday (6 May) to raise money for three charities.

A total of 26 Tusker staff previously underwent the challenge in 2013, including CEO David Hosking, with an increased number taking part this year.

The Tusker team hopes to raise over £6,000 which will be split equally between the Teenage Cancer Trust, the MS Trust and Cancer Research UK.

To sponsor the team, visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/tusker.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.


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