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ACFO brings support for ‘year of major change’ for fleets

ACFO is introducing a new website and webinar/seminar programme for 2019 as it supports fleets facing ‘a year of major change’.

Already available online, the Digital Brief sees national chairman John Pryor highlight ACFO’s 2019 events programme

The changes kick off with an updated website – accessed at www.acfo.org – which features a new design that enables easier member access to seminar and webinar recordings and presentations as well as a new-look ‘news section’ featuring a director-written blog reflecting on key industry topics.

ACFO has also announced details of its webinar programme for 2019, which has already started with the posting of a ‘Digital Brief’. Available via the new website, the brief sees national chairman John Pryor, deputy chairman Caroline Sandall and digital secretary James Pestell highlight ACFO’s 2019 events programme, discuss the website enhancements and raise a wide range of key issues that fleet operators should focus on this year – from Brexit to clean air zones and WLTP. Further webinars on key industry topics will be held in May, September and November plus as and when needed.

Meanwhile, ACFO is planning to hold its annual spring seminar on Wednesday 27 March. Entitled ‘Another Year of Evolution’, the focus will be on ‘what to expect and plan for in 2019’ including an analysis of the future shape of company car Benefit-in-Kind tax, which the chancellor is expected to announce in his Spring Statement on 13 March 2019.

Seminar speakers will also focus on a wide range of other key industry issues including cash or car, the rise in flexible car and van leasing/rental, an update on WLTP, latest info on clean air zones and what Brexit means for fleets.

The seminar will also outline the vital support and guidance provided by ACFO as fleets face a wealth of changes.

“With 2019 promising to be a year of evolution and, ACFO hopes, the muddied waters of the last 12-24 months becoming clearer, we will highlight why, in a period of significant change, ACFO remains as relevant as ever as it gives fleet decision-makers a clear voice through which to deliver their views,” said John Pryor.

In one further development, ACFO company secretary Philip Somarakis has resigned due to work commitments. He is succeeded by Julie Summerell, who will take on the role in addition to being ACFO digital chairman.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 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.