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Fleet operating costs to come under focus in first ACFO seminar of 2015

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Entitled “Effective Vehicle Choice and Fuel and Mileage Management”, the Spring National Seminar will focus on a wide range of issues including: Fleet funding options, calculating car and light commercial vehicle whole life costs to ensure an effective vehicle choice, fuel management, tax and technical accounting with a wide range of expert speakers. 

The all-day 8 May event for members of the UK’s leading fleet-decision-makers’ organisation is being hosted by Jaguar Land Rover at the Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, which boasts the world’s largest collection of British cars. 

Sponsored by LeasePlan and Barclaycard Fuel+ in association with The Miles Consultancy, registration for the event has now opened. 

Kicking-off the day’s event at 9am will be a ride and drive when delegates will be able to put a selection of the very latest Jaguar and Land Rover models through their paces. Vehicles available will include Jaguar’s premium C-segment contender, the XE – 2.0D 163PS Portfolio manual and 2.0D 180PS R-Sport manual and, from Land Rover, the Discovery Sport 2.2D 190PS HSE Lux. 

The speaker line-up includes:

  • Peter Cakebread, chairman of the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association and managing director of Marshall Leasing, who will provide an overview of the latest trends in fleet funding
  • Paul Jackson, managing director, The Miles Consultancy, will focus on the importance of fuel and mileage management in keeping fleet-related costs and driver reimbursement charges under control
  • Mike Brazel, specialist consultant (funding and taxation), LeasePlan, who will deliver an insight into company car whole life cost calculations and the numbers that should be included
  • Mark Cartwright, head of vans at the Freight Transport Association, will highlight why whole life costs are critical when selecting vans for fleet operations
  • Dan Rees, senior manager, Deloitte Car Consulting Team, will focus on technical accounting and the use of computer programmes to manage fleet costs
  • Caroline Sandall, ACFO deputy chairman and fleet manager, Barclays Bank, will deliver a real-world view on the practicalities of financial fleet management. 

Throughout the seminar there will be question and answer sessions giving delegates the opportunity to quiz the expert line-up of speakers on key issues pertinent to their own fleet operations. 

ACFO members can book their seminar place by emailing the ACFO Membership Services’ Organisation at [email protected] or go to www.acfo.org. Non-ACFO members wishing to attend the seminar can do so by joining the organisation.

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