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Category : Interview

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

1 week 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

2 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

4 months 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

6 months 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

6 months 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 »

Q&A: Celia Stokes, CEO eDriving Fleet

7 months ago / 0 comments

eDriving Fleet CEO Celia Stokes gives an update on how things stand one year after the US driving safety specialist acquired Interactive Driving Systems.

Q&A: Simon Turner, Driving for Better Business

8 months ago / 0 comments

The Driving for Better Business campaign has just celebrated its 10th anniversary with a complete refresh. Campaign director Simon Turner tells Fleet World how the campaign … Read More »

Servicing goes mobile

8 months ago / 0 comments

Ford has found a novel way to reduce vehicle downtime with the rollout of a new mobile servicing programme. Curtis Hutchinson, editor of Motor Trader, reports.

Q&A: Jeremy Rochfort, Autoglass

9 months ago / 0 comments

Jeremy Rochfort, national sales manager at Autoglass, on EU regulation, ADAS calibration and the potential impact of Brexit on the aftermarket.

Interview: Duncan Chumley, Free2Move Lease

9 months ago / 0 comments

PSA’s contract hire division is being transformed to deliver total mobility solutions, Free2Move Lease managing director, Duncan Chumley, tells Dan Gilkes.

Q&A: Steve Tomlinson, Mazda Motors UK

10 months ago / 0 comments

Driving dealer engagement and streamlining processes centrally are the start point for a more customer-focused fleet programme at Mazda Motors UK, explains head of fleet Steve ... Read More »

Q&A – Marc Lafferty, chief revenue officer, EDAM Group

11 months ago / 0 comments

Marc Lafferty, chief revenue officer at credit hire company EDAM Group, on fleet’s role in its expansion plans and how the industry can learn plenty from … Read More »

Commercial Breakthrough – ARI and Royal Mail Fleet

11 months ago / 0 comments

Joining forces to offer an all-in-one management and maintenance solution for time-critical fleets, ARI and Royal Mail Fleet have the biggest names in the business in ... Read More »

What I’ve learnt – John Pryor, ACFO

11 months ago / 0 comments

John Pryor, fleet and travel manager at Arcadia Group and ACFO chairman, on how the fleet industry has transformed over the last three decades and the … Read More »

Interview: Rob East, Mercedes-Benz

1 year ago / 0 comments

Mercedes’ head of fleet, Rob East has taken over at a brand that has seen huge growth in fleet in past few years. Steve Moody finds … Read More »

Q&A: Graeme Jenkins, Suzuki

1 year ago / 1 comments

Appointed in January, Suzuki’s new head of fleet, Graeme Jenkins, is tasked with doubling the size of the brand’s corporate sales in the UK. And it’s … Read More »

LeasePlan UK’s future plans – Matt Dyer

1 year ago / 0 comments

Settling under its new owners, LeasePlan UK is setting out plans to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse fleet sector, as managing director Matt Dyer … Read More »

Q&A: Owen Gregory, Ford

1 year ago / 0 comments

Owen Gregory, appointed director of fleet operations at Ford in 2016, on new opportunities and the advantages of turning long-standing relationships into partnerships.

View from the top: Alex Smith, MD, Nissan UK

1 year ago / 0 comments

With 2016 sales growth largely driven by new LCV launches, communication will be key as Nissan begins this year with a reinvention of one of its … Read More »

What I’ve learnt – Nick Cleary, Autoglass

1 year ago / 0 comments

Nick Cleary, customer and digital director for Autoglass, on how technology is accelerating customer-centric businesses and how the fleet industry can benefit.

Q&A – Adrian Rushmore, Cap Automotive

1 year ago / 0 comments

Established for over 30 years in the UK, cap hpi is launching a new globally-applicable Cap Code in Europe’s biggest markets as a first step towards … Read More »

New opportunities for SEAT

1 year ago / 0 comments

SEAT might be on the cusp of its biggest-ever product offensive, but it's never felt more streamlined, as UK head of fleet, Peter McDonald, tells Alex ... Read More »

French Connections: Mark Dickens of Renault

2 years ago / 0 comments

Behind a raft of successful product launches, Renault’s recent sales growth is just as much a sign of a streamlined process behind the scenes, as head … Read More »

Q&A – Tom Hughes of the TTC Group

2 years ago / 0 comments

Tom Hughes, recently appointed business development director of road safety organisation the TTC Group, on latest developments... Tom Hughes, business development director of the TTC Group ... Read More »

Bringing greater insight: ARI Fleet managing director Keith Allen

2 years ago / 0 comments

ARI Fleet is geared up for businesses with highly complex, bespoke needs, MD Keith Allen tells Steve Moody.

Q&A: John Watkins, executive chairman of Trakm8

2 years ago / 0 comments

John Watkins, executive chairman of Trakm8, on developments within the group and the broader telematics marketplace. John Watkins, executive chairman of Trakm8 What are the plans ... Read More »

SEAT targets user-choosers for ongoing growth

2 years ago / 0 comments

SEAT is aiming for “double digit” growth in sales by optimising its product range and focusing on higher-value segments than previously, according to chairman of the … Read More »

Canterbury tales: An interview with Longleys Private Hire Ltd director, David George

2 years ago / 0 comments

Telematics can transform a business. It certainly did for Longleys Private Hire, which installed a system and found its business crippled as a result. The Canterbury-based … Read More »