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Multi-bid leasing brings savings for horticultural firm

Horticultural services firm Flora-tec is seeing savings across its its 55-strong car and van fleet some six months after outsourcing the management to Fleet Operations.

Jayne Pett (left) and Kirsty Ackerley (right) of Fleet Operations with Kirsty Richardson from Flora-tec

The business appointed Fleet Operations after company growth meant it became more cost effective to outsource all its fleet needs; Fleet Operations now has full day-to-day responsibility for areas including fuel management, multi-bid vehicle sourcing and funding, vehicle tracking, accident management, DVLA licence checking, invoice validation and a dedicated driver helpline.

Kirsty Richardson, operations and client support manager at Flora-tec, said the move to multi-bid leasing alone was bring multiple benefits.

“Multi-bid leasing obviously means we are getting the best possible cost for our vehicles each time, but we’re also benefiting from discounted repair and tyre costs, lower fuel usage due to ongoing trend analysis and lower insurance costs. Because Fleet Operations conduct weekly vehicle audits, it means that we are never paying for insurance cover which we don’t actually need. They have also demonstrated a deep understanding of our business needs and a strong commitment to customer care.”

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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.