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Investors in People Scotland cuts grey fleet mileage costs with car hire

The organisation’s consultants used to travel to all parts of the country from their Edinburgh office using their own cars and then recharge the mileage covered. In some cases, employees were driving more than 15,000 miles a year in their own cars, which caused a significant amount of wear and tear.

Investors in People Scotland looked for a more effective way to keep employees mobile and daily rental emerged as a strong option through a partnership with Enterprise Rent-A-Car. This provides an alternative to employees using their own vehicle, as well as reduced costs and lower CO2 emissions due to the fact that the daily rental cars are newer and more fuel-efficient.

Employees book vehicles quickly and directly using Enterprise’s online booking tool. This platform means vehicles can be booked even at the last minute, and gives full control of rentals in real time without Investor in People Scotland having to telephone.

Roz Haughey, business growth co-ordinator for Investors in People Scotland, said: ‘We could see that our employees wanted an alternative to having to use their own vehicles. Even though we offered a good mileage reclaim option, the distances they were covering meant their own vehicles were being run into the ground.

‘Daily rental means we have access to a pool of well-maintained, fuel-efficient vehicles at all times at a pre-agreed rate. The Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch is also very close to us, which means we can easily rent cars at the last minute if we need to.

‘Even though we are only a small business using one or two vehicles at a time, we have already seen the positive impact of using car hire.’ 

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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.