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Spencer Group appoints Allstar for fuel card contract for mixed fleet

The company uses over 600,000 litres of fuel per year and operate a mixed vehicle fleet including 130 company cars, 40 commercial vehicles, two HGVs and 89 grey fleet vehicles. 

Caroline Johnson, head of resources for Spencer Group, commented: “We reviewed all the fuel card suppliers out there. This included trialling a two-card solution for our grey fleet, which wasn’t favoured by our drivers, along with testing more of a fuel expenses type solution. Whilst this initially looked a good fit for our business, it didn’t work for us, mainly because it allowed our drivers to purchase anything from the garage forecourt, making it susceptible to misuse. 

“What we needed was a traditional fuel card supplier,” continued Johnson. “It was also vital we had a single supplier. Allstar came out top of the tender process for a number of reasons. Not only does the company provide the largest and most convenient fuel network in the UK, but they also demonstrated that they could save us costly administration time, with all fuel transactions sent to us on one HMRC approved invoice. 

“In addition, we were really impressed with Allstar’s approach to customer service and how they worked with us in a consultancy capacity to ensure the solution we got was what we needed. They also give us access to detailed Management Information reports, which helps us control fuel costs to maximise fleet efficiency.” 

Danny Goggin, national sales manager for Allstar, added: “We are extremely proud of the fact that our customers have access to the biggest and most convenient fuel network, however, we have also invested heavily over the last 12 months to dramatically improve our service offering and we are now in a position where we can offer a range of first class services that really add value to our customers businesses. 

“The Spencer Group is one of the leading engineering firms in the UK and we are delighted to be working with Caroline and her team to meet and exceed their fuel card and fuel management needs.”

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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.