Leonard Cheshire Disability chooses Leasedrive Group as provider
The contract covers the purchase, maintenance and sale of around 270 specialist operational vehicles plus accident management and short-term vehicle rental.
Roddy Graham, commercial director, at Leasedrive said: 'Our expanding fund-raising sector client portfolio sees the addition of a welcome new name, Leonard Cheshire Disability. We are delighted to be the first fleet management company to have won an outsourcing agreement from this leading charity for disabled people.
'Leonard Cheshire Disability operates a range of specialist vehicles, including adapted mini-buses with tail-lifts, for wheelchairs. We will be providing specialist vehicle fleet management services to cover over 200 sites operated by the charity throughout the UK,' he added.
'Besides its specialist vehicle requirements, Leonard Cheshire Disability employs over 7,000 people supported by over 3,000 active volunteers. This presents further fleet management challenges given the number of different drivers eligible to drive the charity’s specialist vehicles, hence the emphasis on comprehensive fleet management control,' he concluded.
Suzanne Stokes, buyer, at Leonard Cheshire Disability, commented: 'After an extensive tender exercise, we chose Leasedrive not only on the basis of its experience of working with leading names in the fund-raising sector but also on its ability, through its impressive online totally-integrated fleet management system, Drive:Manager, to consolidate all fleet management information.
'This is our first outsourced agreement for fleet management services so Leasedrive has had to work very closely with us during the implementation process to extract all the necessary data to manage our fleet,' she added.