New fleet association AFP gains momentum with seven new corporate members
Seven new corporate members have joined the Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP) in the first two weeks of June, including ALD Automotive and Marshall Leasing.
The seven organisations are ALD Automotive, Cancer Research, Denbighshire County Council, Kettle Foods, Knowles Associates, Marshall Leasing and TR Fleet.
The AFP was formed in March from the merging of the Association of Car Fleet Operators (ACFO) and the Institute of Car Fleet Management (ICFM), and co-chair Paul Hollick explained that, as the fleet industry was starting to emerge from the coronavirus crisis, there had been a marked increase in enquiries from potential new members.
“While the reception to the creation of the AFP has been very positive, the emergence of coronavirus understandably slowed the pace of new organisations joining up. However, we are now starting to see new corporate members join who were neither part of ACFO nor the ICFM.
“We are attracting interest from new parts of the industry because we can speak credibly with a single voice for the whole sector.”
Joining the AFP can be done via the online membership applications on the organisation’s new web site – www.theafp.co.uk. Fleet Operator Corporate Membership is available at £299 while Fleet Service Support Membership is available at four levels: bronze at £299 and providing one employee membership, silver at £500 with two employee memberships; gold at £1,000 with four employee memberships; and platinum at £2,000 with unlimited memberships.
Depending on the corporate membership level chosen, a wide range of added value benefits are available including discounts on employee training, the ability to provide company information on the AFP website, and opportunities for corporate promotions during AFP webinars and other events.
Existing corporate members of ACFO are also gradually being moved over to the AFP, as their memberships come up for renewal, while current ICFM corporate members have been encouraged to upgrade their memberships to full AFP membership status.