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Category : Interview

What I’ve learnt: Damian James of ACFO

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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 … Read More »

Foundations for growth

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  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 … Read More »

Fleet on fleet: Nigel Trotman of Alphabet

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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 – … Read More »

Fleet on Fleet – Brad Wilkie of Kelway

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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 … Read More »

What I’ve learnt – Richard Schooling of Alphabet

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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 … Read More »

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

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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 … Read More »

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

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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 … Read More »

Fleet on Fleet – Ian Luckett of Lucketts Travel interviewed

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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 … Read More »

Fleet and its role in UK PLC

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  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 … Read More »

100k and counting…

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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 … Read More »

Fleet on Fleet – Danny Alborough of Gratte Brothers

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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 … Read More »

Interview – Benoit Dilly

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  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 … Read More »

What I’ve learnt – Martin Evans of Jaama

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  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 … Read More »

Q&A – Mercedes-Benz

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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% … Read More »

What I’ve learnt – Simon Oliphant of Hitachi Capital

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What you’ve learnt in your 20+ years in fleet In March this year I celebrated 25 years at Hitachi Capital. When I started out we had … Read More »

Fleet on fleet: Darren Bell of G4S interviewed

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Fleet size 2,000 plus vehicles   Tell us a bit about the G4S fleet and the team which runs it. The G4S fleet consists of more … Read More »

What I’ve Learnt: LeasePlan's David Brennan

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Respect your firm’s heritage It is very important to respect the heritage of a thriving company like LeasePlan, and understand why it is successful. However, at … Read More »

Not what it says on the tin

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Martin Ballard is at pains to point out that Volkswagen Group Leasing does more than lease Volkswagen Group cars and vans. It’s not exactly what it … Read More »

Salary sacrifice in practice

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Fleet size  400 (383 cars & 17 vans). WSP set up a salary sacrifice scheme with Venson. How is it working for you? Was it worth … Read More »

Time to be bold

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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 … Read More »

Fleet on fleet – Sarah Dopson of the AA

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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, … Read More »

Fleet on fleet – Tracey King at Hydro International

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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 … Read More »

Interview: Estelle Howick, fleet manager, Pfizer

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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 … Read More »

Unlocking the key

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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 … Read More »

Powered by technology

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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 … Read More »

Trials and errors

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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 … Read More »

Running rings

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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 … Read More »

Damage limitations

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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 … Read More »

Birthday wishes

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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 … Read More »

Whiskey on wheels

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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, … Read More »