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Category : Interview

Interview: Synergy Car Leasing’s Paul Parkinson on navigating Covid-19

2 months ago / 0 comments

CEO & founder of Synergy Car Leasing, Paul Parkinson, discusses the current Covid-19 situation and the easing of restrictions, from the perspective of SMEs managing their … Read More »

Comment: How rising car use could affect road risk

2 months ago / 0 comments

Colin Paterson, head of marketing at DriveTech, part of the AA, looks at how a switch away from public transport and increased car usage and active … Read More »

Interview: Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions’ Jon Lawes on continuing ‘business not as usual’

3 months ago / 0 comments

Jon Lawes, managing director, Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions, tells Fleet World how the company has taken action to ensure continued operation during the coronavirus pandemic and … Read More »

Interview: Geotab’s Charlotte Argue on EVs, telematics and International Women’s Day

5 months ago / 0 comments

Ahead of this year’s International Women’s Day, Charlotte Argue, senior manager, fleet electrification at telematics specialist Geotab, speaks to Fleet World about working in a notoriously … Read More »

Interview: Richard Abbott, head of specialist fleet, PSA Group

5 months ago / 0 comments

Peugeot has gone from selling 200-250, to a maximum of 1,500 cars thanks to police tenders. Martyn Collins talks to Richard Abbott, head of specialist vehicles … Read More »

Interview: David Peel, managing director at Peugeot

6 months ago / 0 comments

David Peel, managing director at Peugeot, speaks to Martyn Collins about the latest, second-generation 208 supermini and how alternatively fuelled models might change fleet demand.

Interview: Avis Budget Group’s Keith Rankin on shifting mobility

8 months ago / 0 comments

Keith Rankin, newly appointed president of the Avis Budget Group’s international region, speaks to Martyn Collins on the changing face of mobility and the latest pioneering … Read More »

Changing private-hire perceptions: Justin Patterson

9 months ago / 0 comments

Current Eco Superstar winner at this year’s Great British Fleet Awards, Justin Patterson surprised everyone this summer after leaving Addison Lee to join Splend as their … Read More »

Interview: Mitsubishi MD Rob Lindley on the PHEV that broke the mould

11 months ago / 0 comments

Having exponentially increased its fleet share with the ground-breaking Outlander PHEV, Mitsubishi Motors UK managing director, Rob Lindley, sees no reason to start following the crowd. … Read More »

Curtis Hutchinson: Suzuki’s winning formula

12 months ago / 0 comments

A long list of awards shows just how much retail buyers adore Suzuki. Can a new dealer programme do the same for fleet customers?

INTERVIEW: Head of fleet Henry Williams on Škoda’s growing fleet focus

12 months ago / 0 comments

As Škoda broadens its appeal with new fleet models, Jonathan Musk talks to the carmaker’s head of fleet, Henry Williams, about Brexit, industry uncertainty and the … Read More »

Swede appeal: Steve Beattie on the evolution to ‘new Volvo’

12 months ago / 0 comments

Steve Beattie joined Volvo from Vauxhall in September 2017. Since then, the brand has gone through huge change, in terms of product and becoming more premium. … Read More »

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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years ago / 0 comments

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

Q&A: Ese Consulting

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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 »