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Category : Interview

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

4 years 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

4 years 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

4 years 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

5 years 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

5 years 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

5 years 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

5 years 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

5 years 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

5 years 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

5 years 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

5 years 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

5 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

5 years ago / 0 comments

Tom Hughes, recently appointed business development director of road safety organisation the TTC Group, on latest developments… Are fleets waking up to the message of managing … Read More »

Bringing greater insight: ARI Fleet managing director Keith Allen

5 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

5 years ago / 0 comments

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

SEAT targets user-choosers for ongoing growth

5 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

5 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 »

Q&A: Eric Feunteun on Renault’s EV programme

5 years ago / 0 comments

How healthy is the EV market? The growth of EV volumes is quite impressive; over 50% worldwide, and also on a European basis. Among that Renault … Read More »

Practice what you preach: The IAM’s David Batten

6 years ago / 0 comments

As one of the UK’s highest profile road safety charities, the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has a commitment to making Britain’s roads a safer … Read More »

Interview: Francis Bleasdale, fleet and remarketing director at FCA

6 years ago / 0 comments

It can be hard to keep up with the various comings and goings of the Fiat Group and its various brands, which have been through many … Read More »

Pimlico Plumbers: A very modern old-fashioned fleet

6 years ago / 0 comments

Stopping to chat with busy mechanics during a tour of Pimlico Plumbers’ HQ, managing director Charlie Mullins’ pride in his company’s in‐house fleet management operation is … Read More »

The power of choice: Ford of Britain's Andy Barratt on the brand's growth plans

6 years ago / 0 comments

Only halfway through his first year as Ford of Britain chairman and managing director, Andy Barratt, may have taken on the role in one of the … Read More »

Q&A: Arval managing director Benoit Dilly

6 years ago / 0 comments

What does the acquisition bring to Arval’s proposition? What we are putting together are two companies, both in good shape, and what we get from GE … Read More »

Interview: Andy Barratt, chairman, Ford of Britain

6 years ago / 0 comments

How does Ford see the fleet sector developing at the moment? The fleet sector is hugely important to us both on car and commercial. The car sector … Read More »

Interview: Paul Philpott, president & CEO, Kia Motors UK

6 years ago / 0 comments

How is 2015 shaping up so far? We’re on track to do about 80,000 units this year, that’s the first time we’ve broken through 80,000. Last … Read More »

Interview: Jeremy Hicks, MD, Jaguar Land Rover UK

6 years ago / 0 comments

How will Jaguar convince fleet buyers that JLR has the right products for them? You can pin nearly all our growth in the last five years … Read More »

Interview: Ken Ramirez, MD, Renault UK

6 years ago / 0 comments

What are your plans for next year? Next year is an important year for us. We’ve already outgrown the market this year, we’ve had 17% growth … Read More »

Interview: Jim Wright, MD, Nissan Motor GB

6 years ago / 0 comments

How has 2015 been for Nissan, so far? In terms of car share, we’re about 5.8% which is about 0.6% up year-on-year, and in fleet it’s … Read More »

Interview: Nissan's Barry Beeston

7 years ago / 0 comments

Barry Beeston reckons Nissan deserves more attention for the position it occupies in fleet. He might well be right. For, in volume terms for cars, once … Read More »

An enhanced offering

7 years ago / 0 comments

How were Hyundai UK’s fleet sales last year? It was another record year for us. The key measure for me is the volume via the dealer … Read More »