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Fleet Alliance reports huge surge in fleet orders

The vehicle funding and fleet management specialist puts the 47% increase in its weekly order bank down to better economic conditions, a growing UK fleet market and increased investment in its technology and customer service offering.

The growth in fleet orders has come from both the SME sector where more small companies have been encouraged by improved trading conditions to invest and expand, and from the medium-sized corporate sector where the company has seen a string of new business wins.

To facilitate its continued expansion, Fleet Alliance is moving to new state-of-the-art offices in Glasgow Skypark, within walking distance of the city centre, later in the year.

At the same time, the company is looking to enhance its capabilities in the mainstream corporate arena and recently announced the appointment of highly experienced industry executive, Rob Wentworth-James, to the newly created role of corporate sales director.

Wentworth-James has been tasked with growing the company’s fleet management capability and targeting larger fleets than had previously been sought.

This new initiative will include the development of maintenance management services for outright purchase fleets through which fleet clients will be able to take advantage of leveraged cost savings gained through Fleet Alliance’s purchasing power.

Fleet Alliance saw record results for 2013 as a whole for the third successive year, with new highs for fleet size, turnover and profits, as well as securing a number of new client wins in the corporate sector, achieving awards success in several areas and launching a number of new IT solutions for its fleet client base.

Fleet Alliance managing director, Martin Brown said: ‘Whilst we have achieved some notable successes in the corporate sector in the past, it is our intention to expand our capabilities in this area and we will be introducing maintenance management on a pay-as-you-go basis for those companies that are looking to reduce their maintenance costs.

‘At the same time, however, we are continuing to see strong growth in the leasing market through our current panel of funders, which allows us to offer our clients the very best of both worlds,’ 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.