Virgin Media appoints LeasePlan as long-term sole supplier
The deal is effective from 1 October and sees LeasePlan undertake responsibility for managing a fleet of more than 2,600 vehicles, including many commercial vehicles.
With plans for the fleet to expand over the next 18 months, LeasePlan’s comprehensive fleet management services for Virgin Media will include:
• Fully outsourced driver services and bespoke driver web portal
• Accident management and glass management
• Mileage management
• Third-party supplier invoice management
• Inverter and safety checks – a bespoke service specifically required owing to the technology carried by the fleet
• Fuel card management and analysis
• Data management
• Driving licence checking
• TFL registration
Paul Harris, executive director of property, facilities and fleet at Virgin Media, said: 'LeasePlan secured this business by demonstrating a competitive commercial proposition and through rigorous testing of their operational systems, and strong management principles. LeasePlan are delivering against all commitments and have managed a complex transition process, professionally and under demanding timeframes.'
Matt Dyer, commercial director at LeasePlan, said: 'We are delighted to have secured this opportunity to work with such a highly respected company as Virgin Media. The agreement is a testament to both companies’ ability to work in partnership to agree a robust handover plan for the existing fleet. Virgin Media was looking for proactive fleet management for its continuing success and this is a major opportunity for us to demonstrate the unrivalled, award winning LeasePlan service offering.'