Peter Eldridge awarded "Honorary Fellow" status with ICFM
Roddy Graham, chairman of the ICFM commented on presenting the surprise honorary fellowship: 'Peter has been an ICFM member since 1993 and a Council Member since 1997. Since joining the Council he has been an absolute rock in every respect, always keeping the needs of the ICFM firmly in his sights. In fact, he probably epitomises the saying “eats, sleeps and breathes” the ICFM and, with his wife running the administration office, he rarely gets away from it!'
Beginning with Fiat Auto UK back in 1963, Peter has enjoyed a successful career in the fleet motor industry, encompassing almost every aspect of customer service, commercial and technical support.
Fleet management of a large blue chip fleet operation and senior management positions followed management roles within the franchised motor trade with major contract hire, leasing and accident management companies.
In 2003, Peter joined Inchcape Fleet Solutions as head of maintenance and accident management, progressing to head of operations in 2008 and commercial manager in 2011. In his latest role, Peter assumes responsibility for all aspects of commercial business support, including tender bid and supply chain management.
A member of the ICFM since 1993, Peter joined the Steering Committee in 1996, and was invited to become a full Council Member in 1997. He was appointed as a director and company secretary of the Institute in April 1999 and became treasurer in 2009. Peter is also acknowledged as one of the ICFM’s strongest lead tutors and regularly provides training support for members at both Certificate and Diploma level.