Fleet Service GB expands operations team and launches Advisory Group
Fleet Service GB was launched in spring 2015 by Marcus Bray, who with his father, Geoffrey Bray, and stepmother, Ina Bray, was previously instrumental in the growth of Fleet Support Group (FSG), which was acquired by United States headquartered ARI in 2011 and subsequently renamed ARI Fleet UK.
The new business is already providing a range of fleet management services to businesses collectively operating almost 2,000 vehicles and it is anticipated that figure will increase significantly over the coming months and into 2016.
Sarah Clifford has joined in the key role of head of service delivery, bringing 15 years’ fleet industry experience. Her responsibilities within an already seven-strong operations team, focus on engagement with suppliers and delivering added value to customers to drive efficiencies and cost savings across their vehicle operations.
Meanwhile the Wiltshire-headquartered firm has also launched an Advisory Group consisting of a range of fleet industry experts with in-depth knowledge across a broad spectrum of key operational areas to advise on vital areas of development to the benefit of customers.
Key members of the Advisory Group include: Michael Appleby, health and safety specialist and partner at law firm Bivonas; Kevin Basnett, managing partner at Goughs Solicitors; Gary Kent, who runs Toot Rock Consulting and is a former fleet chief at Dun and Bradstreet; Ian Brooks, ex-Metropolitan Police chief inspector and now director of Oscar Strategic Consulting; Ian Smith, former Unison trade union health and safety officer and now running Safe Hands (Health and Safety) Consultancy; and Andy Neale, director of risk management specialist Automotional. Fleet Service GB clients will also be invited to join the group.
Marcus Bray added: “Occupational road risk management in terms of managing vehicles, drivers and journeys is critical to all businesses and the new Advisory Group will be proactive in helping companies and employees in particular, achieve their work-related road safety objectives.
“Drivers need to take ownership and responsibility for their own wellbeing. It is for the company to create the right culture. In addition, all drivers need to be provided with the right skills in order to protect themselves and their company.”