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Matthew Clark moves from cash allowance to company car scheme

The firm has awarded a contract for the funding and management of its fleet to Zenith, covering 160 business need drivers. One of the key aims of moving from a cash allowance to a company car scheme was to provide an improved choice for employees and minimise the impact and responsibility of running their own car.

The firm was also keen to deliver a car scheme that was competitive within the marketplace, to help recruit and retain the best employees. An attractive car list has been devised and drivers now have a choice from a number of premium brands.

Other important issues addressed by the change included duty of care and safety. Moving business need drivers from a “grey fleet” to company cars means that they can be provided with new, fully maintained vehicles, assisting with duty of care obligations and ensuring the safety of business drivers.

And in line with firm’s plans to deliver an environmentally sustainable fleet policy, emissions have been capped at 120g/km.

Dan Haddon, purchasing controller for Matthew Clark, commented: ‘We chose Zenith as our fleet and funding partner after assessing four providers. Zenith was selected due to its high quality customer service offering, which was clearly evident both throughout the tender process and through a visit to its office. Zenith shares a similar ethos through its customer-centric focus and passion for what it does. Its Pulse online fleet reporting systems and driver websites also stood out.’

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 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.