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Ensafe Consultants selects Fleet Alliance to manage fleet

Formed in 1995 and based in Blisworth, Northamptonshire, Ensafe is one of the UK’s leading independent asbestos consultancies and operates a mixed fleet of cars and vans, primarily for project managers and consultants.

Fleet Alliance was appointed following an industry-wide tender exercise in which Ensafe set out its objectives to reduce fleet costs and CO2 emissions, whilst ensuring the duty of care to its employees was kept at the highest standard possible. Alongside this, the firm also wanted to improve the fleet reporting capabilities.

‘We were keen to appoint a fleet partner which would work with us, firstly, to assist with the management of the fleet and, secondly, to provide all the things you would expect from a fleet provider, including competitive pricing, appropriate vehicles and an online management tool,’ said Peter West, facilities manager at Ensafe.

Following an analysis of whole-life costs, Fleet Alliance was able to provide Vauxhall Insignia Sport Tourers as the workhorse for Ensafe project managers and consultants, to replace its previous Volkswagen Caddy Vans and Ford Mondeos.

Managers now get a choice of higher specification Audi A4s, VW Passats, and Mazda 6 models, while directors can select the vehicle of their choice.

Fleet Alliance has also introduced competitive tendering for each new model added to the fleet, employing a panel of funders to quote for each new vehicle and then selecting the most cost-effective on behalf of the client – a solution that has been shown to produce savings of 8-10% in terms of acquisition costs.

The Ensafe fleet is now being managed online through Fleet Alliance’s e-fleet fleet management system, which offers an extensive and comprehensive suite of reports and allows the interrogation of any aspect of the fleet operation.

Fleet Alliance managing director Martin Brown said: ‘Naturally, we are delighted to have been selected by Ensafe Consultants to manage the company fleet, based on the quality of our customer service and the strength of our products and services.

‘We are confident that, by employing competitive tendering for all new vehicles, we can deliver acquisition cost efficiencies, while the e-fleet platform will allow the more accurate and error-free management of the Ensafe fleet,’ he said.

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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.