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Local World selects Lex Autolease for exclusive four-year deal

The regional newspaper publisher has offices in 18 different locations across the UK and to support its sales operations, the company has taken delivery of 35 Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI S hatchbacks for its field sales representatives.

The exclusive four-year agreement, which includes full maintenance and accident management services, is based on a whole-life cost model designed to support the company’s monetary objectives and a reduction in its carbon footprint. The Volkswagen Golf, with its low-CO2 emission Band A rating, fits in well with these targets. 

Chris Coward, head of commercial operations at Local World, said: ‘We are impressed by the high standard of service and range of offerings Lex Autolease provides. They’ve worked closely with us to understand our business and objectives, particularly when it comes to reducing our carbon footprint. The end result will be a fleet of cars fit for purpose and a better driving experience for our staff.’

Fiona Basson, corporate relationship manager at Lex Autolease, added: ‘We are delighted to provide the full outsourcing solution to Local World. Working together we have designed a fleet solution which meets their specific business objectives. Using the whole-life cost model has been instrumental in highlighting key opportunities to improve efficiencies for the fleet, such as reducing costs and achieving a leaner, greener fleet for the company.’

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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.