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David Rawlings to retire from fleet industry

Fleet finance expert David Rawlings is to retire after more than 30 years in the industry.

David Rawlings is retiring after more than 30 years in the fleet industry

David Rawlings is retiring after more than 30 years in the fleet industry

Rawlings, director of BCF Wessex Consultants, is to retire from the consulting and training practice later this month. The business was founded in 2011 with fellow director Jeff Whitcombe – who shares a background in working at ‘Big 4’ accountancy firm Deloitte – and specialises in business car finance, taxation and software development.

Rawlings also spent 12 years at Deloitte as a senior manager, where he led the Business Car Consulting team, and 14 years at United Dominions Trust, where he was fleet sales and leasing manager.

Commenting on his retirement, Rawlings said: “I want to devote more time to my interests outside the fleet industry, and I’d like to say thank you to all the friends and clients who have supported me during my many years in fleet consultancy.”

He added: “After my retirement I’m confident that BCF Wessex Consultants will continue to provide the high level of service and professional advice our clients have come to expect.”

Jeff Whitcombe of BCF Wessex Consultants added: “I’d like to wish David a happy retirement and I’m sure many people within the automotive industry will be sorry to see him go after such a long and successful career.”

Looking to the future, Whitcombe added: “As far as BCF Wessex Consultants is concerned, we anticipate continuing our collaboration with HRUX, which was announced a few months ago, as we seek to expand the range of services we are able to provide to clients.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.