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McLaren Automotive joins Driving for Better Business campaign

McLaren Automotive has become a Driving for Better Business (DfBB) Business Champion in recognition of its work to drive its own fleet safety.

McLaren Automotive joins Driving for Better Business campaign

McLaren Automotive joins Driving for Better Business campaign

Since the British sports and supercar maker enhanced its fleet programme with new policies and procedures under the helm of driving and road safety manager Hannah Gregory, the business has achieved more than a 50% reduction in fleet insurance claims and a 22% reduction in fleet insurance premium in three years.

A key challenge for the businesses was to get to grips with the full range of at-work driving activities, and the risks presented by each, including on-road and on-track development of pre-production models, on-road pre-delivery routines for customers’ cars and journeys connected with aftersales and servicing of customers’ cars, as well as grey fleet usage.

The business also consulted fully with its business drivers, including running a series of workshops to give drivers the opportunity to shape the ‘Driving at Work’ policy and explain what their driving duties entail, how they view the risks and suggest practical solutions.

Mike Flewitt, chief executive officer of McLaren Automotive, said: “I have a vision of excellence in driving standards that reflects us as a brand and that is equally important whether employees are driving a McLaren car or any other car on company business. All our driving should be done in a ‘McLaren’ way, to a standard of excellence admired by onlookers.”

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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. Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news.