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Speakers you don’t want to miss at Thursday’s Great British Fleet Event

The countdown continues until this Thursday’s Great British Fleet Event – with fleets being reminded not to miss out on the event’s expert-packed speaker line-up.

The Great British Fleet Event takes place on 24 January 2019 at the Novotel London West

The event takes place at the London Novotel West from 9am this Thursday 24 January and features a ‘3 in 1’ format of a comprehensive exhibition of fleet suppliers, a high-level conference and the Great British Fleet Awards in the afternoon.

With four Masterclasses, the conference section promises to bring an unparalleled line-up of fleet speakers. These include:


The salient issues for urban fleets will be spotlighted in four talks, covering:

Sharing the load; Collaborative projects delivering real-world CO2 savings for businesses – Brendon Harper, air quality project manager, Cross River Partnership

Clean air zones; Improving compliance and cutting costs for fleets in clean air zones – Peter Eldridge, director, ICFM

Training solutions for the urban gig economy; The challenges of ensuring driver safety in view of the increase in grey fleet and self-employed drivers, for businesses operating in the urban environment –  Tony Greenidge,

Business Development Director, IAM RoadSmart
The Government viewpoint – Simon Roberts, Principal City Planner at Transport for London



A pre-eminent line-up of speakers will outline the opportunities to go electric:

Understanding workplace charging; The standards, complexities and incentives for plugged-in fleets – Tom Callow, Director of Communication & Strategy, BP Chargemaster

The bigger picture; What can we learn from electrified fleets, and how are operators utilising them? – Ian Featherstone, Account Manager Supply Chain, Energy Saving Trust

Commercial breaks; The businesses pioneering electric commercial vehicles, and the opportunities and challenges of doing so – Sam Clarke, Founder and Head of Business Development, Gnewt

Challenges ahead; Understanding the route away from fossil fuels, and what it means for fleets – Toby Poston, Director of Communications and External Relations, BVRLA



How the latest safety, powertrain and data technologies could power your fleet:

Thinking big; Why now is the time to start collecting data, and the opportunities ‘big data’ could unlock – Dan Lancaster, Client Partner EMEA, Verizon Connect

Data Rich?; How fleets’ growing data pool offers wider societal benefits, and the value of sharing that information – Stefano Peduzzi, Director Europe, Geotab

Focus on Fleet Safety; How the latest telematics cameras can help fleets further improve driver and road safety – Dan Jenkins, Marketing Manager, Trakm8

Air quality: A silent workplace hazard for fleet drivers; The hazards of in-cabin air quality to staff health and the bottom line of city-based fleets – Marc Ottolini, CEO, Airlabs



From the changing shape of taxation to the rise of Mobility as a Service and the mental health awareness, this Masterclass will bring much-needed advice, covering:

Taxing times; How to cut costs amid ongoing tax uncertainty – Caroline Sandall, Deputy Chairwoman, ACFO

Smarter travel; Travel plans for fleets, and why consumer expectations are shaping the ‘Mobility as a Service’ era for fleets – Matt Dale, Head Of Consultancy, ALD Automotive

New routes; Understanding the changing world of mobility, and the shifting role of the company car – Carl Pittam, Development Director Ubeeqo, Europcar Mobility Group

Repair and Refurbishment Trends; The new technologies changing how vehicles are repaired during de-fleet, and what fleets can learn from the latest trends – Theo Kortland, MD, Smart Fleet Solutions

What is mental health and wellbeing?; The relationship between mental health, wellbeing and employee engagement. Managing and responding to mental health in the workplace – Rachel Clift, Health and Wellbeing Director, Ben – Motor and Allied Trades Benevolent Fund


The conference will also include an IAM RoadSmart training seminar on driver distraction, challenges and solutions. Presented by Rebecca Ashton, Head of Policy & Research at IAM RoadSmart, an ADI and former fleet trainer trainer, this will look at distraction management and provide essential fleet manager tips on helping improve safety and reducing unforeseen fleet costs.

For more details and to register for this week’s Great British Fleet Event, click here.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 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.