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Mitchells & Butlers signs outsourcing deal with Fleet Operations

The deal sees Fleet Operations take over full day-to-day responsibility for Mitchells & Butlers’ company car operations, managing a multi-bid panel of leasing providers to ensure contract hire rates remain consistently competitive.

“The company car continues to play a key role in the recruitment and retention of high quality staff,” said Ross Jackson, Fleet Operations’ chief executive. “By focusing on cost control and best practice fleet management we will help ensure the business retains an important competitive advantage.”

Fleet Operations has also negotiated, and will oversee the performance of, a separate ‘pay as you go’ maintenance contract to provide a fully disclosed cost and net price on every item of spend.

“We went out to a wide range of potential suppliers and selected Fleet Operations because of their transparent and ethical business model, which removes a lot of the traditional ‘smoke and mirrors’ associated with the provision of fleet services,” said Darrell Wilson, director of procurement & supply chain at Mitchells & Butlers.

“Their solution provides us with a full understanding of all costs, without ‘hidden’ margins in the supply chain, which was particularly important to us given the total value of our fleet spend. With the corporate fleet sector set to face a number of challenges and opportunities during the life of this contract, we will also benefit from Fleet Operations’ proven ability to provide professional and genuinely impartial fleet consultancy.”

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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.