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Category : Interview

Q&A: DfBB’s Simon Turner on the changing face of risk management

1 month ago / 0 comments

Simon Turner, campaign manager, Driving for Better Business (DfBB), on how an evolving fleet industry is bringing new road risk management challenges.

Getting the strategy right: Ashley Andrew on Hyundai’s fleet plans

2 months ago / 0 comments

Four months after his promotion to Hyundai UK managing director, Ashley Andrew talks fleet with Martyn Collins.

Interview: ALD’s Matt Dale on the need for forward fleet thinking

3 months ago / 0 comments

ALD Automotive is working closely with fleets to help them make sense of an ever-evolving landscape – and head of consultancy, Matt Dale, says there’s no … Read More »

Interview: Rob East, general manager, corporate sales at BMW Group

3 months ago / 0 comments

Following his move to BMW from Mercedes-Benz in August last year, Rob East, general manager, corporate sales at BMW Group, shares the Bavarian brand’s corporate plans … Read More »

The Electric Eight: Octopus Electric Vehicles’ fleet proposition

3 months ago / 0 comments

Octopus Electric Vehicles may not yet be a household name, but it’s one that may prove key in the transition to electric vehicles for fleets. Jonathan … Read More »

Interview: JLR MD Rawdon Glover

4 months ago / 0 comments

Not in the job for a year, JLR’s still-new managing director Rawdon Glover met up with Martyn Collins to talk fleet.

Insuring the autonomous car

6 months ago / 0 comments

Craig Thomas speaks to Graham Gibson, chief claims officer at insurer Allianz – and also the current chairman  of Thatcham Research – about the seismic changes … Read More »

Czeching In: An interview with Škoda UK director Rod McLeod

7 months ago / 0 comments

Škoda UK director Rod McLeod talks to Craig Thomas about how the Czech brand is evolving, its fleet offering and its plans for the future.

Interview: SEAT head of fleet Peter McDonald

9 months ago / 0 comments

In a challenging UK market, SEAT’s focus on wider appeal and straightforward interactions is reaping rewards, according to head of fleet Peter McDonald. By Alex Grant.

Interview: Vauxhall fleet sales director James Taylor

9 months ago / 0 comments

One year into PSA Group ownership, the quick pace of change at Vauxhall is setting new foundations for growth, fleet sales director, James Taylor, tells Alex … Read More »

Interview: Albert Chu, Masternaut

10 months ago / 0 comments

Telematics giant Masternaut is laying the foundations for a more data-rich future, and vice president of strategy and marketing, Albert Chu, reckons fleets need to take … Read More »

Interview: Edward Kulperger, Geotab

10 months ago / 0 comments

With a growing global customer base, Canada-based telematics company, Geotab, reckons there’s untapped value for vehicle data that goes far beyond the traditional fleet-focused use case, … Read More »

Q&A: Andrew Leech, managing director of Fleet Evolution

11 months ago / 0 comments

Andrew Leech, managing director of Fleet Evolution, on the future for salary sacrifice.

Q&A: Ese Consulting

12 months ago / 0 comments

Launched last year, ESE Consulting combines three of the industry’s leading female figures to bring a refreshingly different approach to help fleet and automotive consultancy. Directors … Read More »

Q&A: Dr Dave Finn, CEO and co-founder, Tritium

12 months ago / 0 comments

The ever-growing European plug-in car market is changing, with new player Tritium hoping to capitalise on the boom; a charge point manufacturer that admits choosing EVs today … Read More »

Q&A: Katy Medlock, UK managing director, Drivy

12 months ago / 0 comments

Katy Medlock, UK managing director at car sharing scheme Drivy, talks about the firm’s new service that enables fleets to hire out idle vehicles.

Interview: Nick Laird, managing director, SsangYong

12 months ago / 0 comments

New products and top-level changes are driving renewed interest in fleet at SsangYong Motor UK – and managing director, Nick Laird, reckons it’s playing to the … Read More »

Q&A: Miguel Cabaça, UK managing director, Arval

12 months ago / 0 comments

Arval is repositioning itself as a mobility solutions company with a plethora of new services, some aimed at non-company car driving members of staff. UK managing … Read More »

Q&A: Albert Biermann, Kia executive VP for vehicle testing

12 months ago / 0 comments

Driver appeal isn’t dead: for Kia, it’s centre stage for the next generation of products. And Albert Biermann, the 30-year ex-BMW employee tasked with making that … Read More »

Interview: David Brennan, CEO, Nexus Vehicle Rental

1 year ago / 0 comments

Uncertain economic conditions are driving a booming rental market in the UK. And Nexus Vehicle Rental CEO, David Brennan, reckons it’s signs of a new way … Read More »

Interview: Ford’s fleet learning process

1 year ago / 0 comments

In a rapidly changing market, Ford UK’s director of fleet operations, Owen Gregory, is finding new ways to keep businesses moving. By Alex Grant.

Q&A: Paul Baker, FleetCor’s vice president, customer management

1 year ago / 1 comments

Allstar ServicePoint aims to streamline fleets’ SMR requirements through a paperless, cloud-based online portal. Paul Baker, Allstar’s parent company FleetCor’s vice president, customer management, says it’s … Read More »

Q&A: Peter Millichap, UK marketing director at Teletrac Navman

1 year ago / 0 comments

Peter Millichap, UK marketing director at Teletrac Navman, discusses the challenges fleet operators face in today’s fast-paced environment and how telematics can help tackle them.

A fresh focus: How ESE Consulting brings a new approach for fleets

1 year ago / 0 comments

Launched last year, ESE Consulting combines three of the industry’s leading female figures to bring a refreshingly different approach to help fleet and automotive consultancy. Directors … Read More »

Star Quality: Rob East, head of fleet, Mercedes-Benz

1 year ago / 0 comments

Looking back at a turbulent 2017 but with plenty of new initiatives on the horizon, Mercedes-Benz’s head of fleet, Rob East, sits down with Craig Thomas.

Q&A: Gary Smith, managing director, Europcar

1 year ago / 0 comments

Gary Smith, managing director of Europcar UK Group, speaks to Alex Grant about the company’s increasing focus on mobility and the launch of its new portal.

Q&A: Matthew Avery, head of research, Thatcham

2 years ago / 0 comments

Thatcham’s head of research Matthew Avery speaks to Natalie Middleton about the importance of AEB for fleets and the need for differentiation between assisted and automated … Read More »

Q&A: Paul Philpott, president and CEO of Kia Motors UK

2 years ago / 0 comments

With 14 different electrified cars planned before 2020, Paul Philpott, president and CEO of Kia Motors UK, explains the company’s attitude towards alternative fuel vehicles as … Read More »

Interview: Benoit Dilly, Arval UK

2 years ago / 0 comments

Following a period of huge growth, Arval UK is out to broaden its offer for customers and hang on to market share despite large challenges facing … Read More »

Q&A: Paul Davies, Fuelcard sales manager

2 years ago / 0 comments

Following the launch of Applegreen’s new fuel cards in the UK, Paul Davies, Fuelcard sales manager – UK, tells Natalie Middleton about how the company’s new … Read More »