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Category : Interview

What I’ve learnt: LeasePlan UK's Lesley Slater

7 years ago / 0 comments

Working for a global leasing company It’s fast paced, constantly evolving and full of positive challenges. More often than not, large corporate clients are now looking … Read More »

Q&A: Tim Porter of Lex Autolease

7 years ago / 0 comments

  How are you finding business confidence in general? Business confidence is pretty strong at the moment and we have been a beneficiary of that confidence, … Read More »

Q&A: CAP's Mike Hind on the firm's acquisition

7 years ago / 0 comments

What are Solera Holdings’ plans for the deal? Solera will help CAP to leverage the numerous synergies between its strengths and core data assets to bring … Read More »

Earning the right, every day

7 years ago / 0 comments

  Some jobs, you might think, are just a case of turn up for work, grab a coffee, put your feet up and watch the orders … Read More »

Fleet on Fleet: Tim Watts of Perfect Circle

7 years ago / 0 comments

You’ve worked on both sides of the fence previously, running a fleet and then for a leasing company. What was it like branching out on your … Read More »

Right place, right time

7 years ago / 0 comments

  Often successful careers are partly ability, partly huge work ethic, and partly being in the right place at the right time. Ken Ramirez, managing director … Read More »

Fleet on Fleet: John Pryor of ACFO

7 years ago / 0 comments

Fleet size: 590 user-choosers, 700 cash out, 30 vans   How are you finding being chairman of ACFO? It was and is a great honour. Arcadia … Read More »

Q&A: Bob Saynor of the EST

7 years ago / 0 comments

    Why is the scheme being replaced? When we introduced short-duration ecodriving training to the UK in 2009 the concept was virtually unknown in the … Read More »

What I’ve learnt

7 years ago / 0 comments

On personal and work values It is very important to know that your company’s core values match your own personal values. This starts at the interview … Read More »

The lion’s share

7 years ago / 0 comments

The new management at the head of Peugeot in the UK is convinced that the firm can raise itself above the other volume brands and carve … Read More »

Democratising the electric car

7 years ago / 0 comments

How large do you predict the European market will be for the Model S? Our hope for Europe is that we sell a comparable number of … Read More »

What I’ve Learnt: Robert Pieczka, marketing & business development director at Arval

7 years ago / 0 comments

The growing influence of technology The effective management of a business fleet is a moveable feast. The world around us has always changed but the rate … Read More »

Fleet on Fleet: Paula Maxwell of Longhurst Group

7 years ago / 0 comments

Fleet size: 158 cars, 12 vans, 337 grey fleet   In what sector does Longhurst operate? Longhurst Group is the parent company for three subsidiaries located … Read More »

Skoda looks to soar

7 years ago / 0 comments

Patrick McGillycuddy has only been head of fleet at Skoda since the end of last summer, but it’s been a stellar few months with sales soaring … Read More »

The Leon roars

7 years ago / 0 comments

Neil Williamson is sitting on SEAT’s stylish Geneva show stand, and he’s in a good mood. With good reason. Having been head of SEAT in the … Read More »

Q&A: FleetCor on Allstar Premier Programme

7 years ago / 0 comments

What is it? Allstar Premier Programme is a two-card solution and it brings together the fantastic network of Allstar, which we’ve got already and is in … Read More »

Q&A: Citroën's Yves Bonnefont on the new C4 Cactus

8 years ago / 0 comments

Why have you decided to re-invent the C line? We are very happy with the development of DS. We launched something that was totally new and … Read More »

What I’ve learnt: Damian James of ACFO

8 years ago / 0 comments

Making the move from running a fleet to advising others on theirs I have been in fleet management for 16 years. During that time I have … Read More »

Foundations for growth

8 years ago / 0 comments

  Volvo is looking set for a formative 12 months. The New Year marked the launch of its all-new D4 diesel engine, the first developed in-house … Read More »

Fleet on fleet: Nigel Trotman of Alphabet

8 years ago / 0 comments

As an ex-fleet manager what was it like moving to the other side of the fence? It was definitely a bit of a culture shock – … Read More »

Fleet on Fleet – Brad Wilkie of Kelway

8 years ago / 0 comments

You have a wide remit – was fleet part of the job originally? Where does your fleet experience come from? My remit is to be responsible … Read More »

What I’ve learnt – Richard Schooling of Alphabet

8 years ago / 0 comments

Car ownership is no longer the be-all and end-all Historically, your car signalled perceived personal status and conferred a degree of authority, ie the more expensive … Read More »

Q&A: FleetCor UK's Callum Gibson on the firm's developments

8 years ago / 0 comments

What were your priorities when you joined Fleetcor? Fleetcor UK has three customer facing brands: Allstar, Keyfuels and The Fuel Card Company. The key driver for … Read More »

Q&A: Leasedrive's Roddy Graham on the HgCapital deal

8 years ago / 0 comments

What does the deal involve? HgCapital has bought the business and all existing shareholders (management and LDC) have reinvested to the value of 20% of the … Read More »

Fleet on Fleet – Ian Luckett of Lucketts Travel interviewed

8 years ago / 0 comments

Fleet size 109 coaches and minibuses   Lucketts is a family-owned, multi-award winning coach and travel company. How did it all start? The company was started … Read More »

Fleet and its role in UK PLC

8 years ago / 0 comments

  Gerry Keaney has been surprised. In his first year as chief executive of the BVRLA he’s been able to tour the fleet industry and what … Read More »

100k and counting…

8 years ago / 0 comments

Lex Autolease will grow by 100,000 vehicles in the next five years, and it will do it in some pretty innovative ways, its new managing director … Read More »

Fleet on Fleet – Danny Alborough of Gratte Brothers

8 years ago / 0 comments

Fleet size 200 vehicles   What’s the history of Gratte Brothers? From small beginnings as an electrical contractor, started by two brothers in the post war … Read More »

Interview – Benoit Dilly

8 years ago / 0 comments

  I meet Benoit Dilly, Arval’s new managing director, on the top floor of the BNP Paribas building in central London, a vast metal and stone … Read More »

What I’ve learnt – Martin Evans of Jaama

8 years ago / 0 comments

  Diversity and unbundling continue apace There has been a continuing growth in the diversity of vehicle-related products and services available to fleet managers and a … Read More »