Sanderson Weatherall outsources fleet to CLM
The new outsourcing arrangement will see CLM managing the company’s fleet of 90 vehicles and providing a broad range of services including maintenance management, driver management, grey fleet management and short term hire via mini-leases.
The management of the fleet had previously been carried out inhouse but, following a period of growth, Sanderson Weatherall wanted to free up administration time and concentrate on its core activities by outsourcing the management of the fleet to a specialist.
Service delivery, cost, organisation compatibility and who it felt best delivered in accordance with its needs were all factors considered by Sanderson Weatherall before selecting Newport Pagnell-based CLM.
Sanderson Weatherall provides company cars for a variety of job grades from newly qualified surveyors to partner shareholders in the business, determined by monthly leasing rental benchmarks. The vehicles are used primarily for site visits. In addition, the company has around 70 drivers that use their own vehicles for business purposes.
The company operates mainly upscale brands such as BMW and Audi, with some Land Rovers, Mercedes and Volkswagens, which are funded by four year, 80,000 mile contract hire agreements.
One of the services CLM will now be providing will be competitive tendering for each new vehicle, employing a panel of preferred leasing suppliers to select the most competitive prices and reduce acquisition costs on the client’s behalf.
Paul Crawshaw, HR manager – associate partner at Sanderson Weatherall, said the appointment of CLM was based around a desire to bring a greater unity and increased support levels to the company’s growing fleet.
“We will measure the success of the initiative based on feedback from our employees, as well as financial performance,” he added.
Mike Thake, operations director at CLM, said: “We would like to welcome Sanderson Weatherall to the CLM family of corporate clients. They can rest assured that they will always be important to us and that we will continually strive to provide them with nothing less than first-rate customer care, support and service.”