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Category : Interview

Changing private-hire perceptions: Justin Patterson

2 weeks 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

3 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

3 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

3 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’

3 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

6 months 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

6 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

7 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

7 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

7 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

8 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

10 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

11 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year ago / 0 comments

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

Q&A: Ese Consulting

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 »

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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

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 »

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

2 years 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.