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Visitor enthusiasm not dampened by weather at Fleet Show 2016

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Visitors enjoyed a stunning array of cars available to drive on three different circuits of Silverstone’s world-famous Grand Prix track.

Manufacturers were kept busy all day with back-to-back test drives, gaining new leads and demonstrating their vehicles to delighted fleet industry professionals.

The Show also featured an extensive indoor exhibition of fleet service companies, a busy fleet networking facility and a well attended Question Time Debate.

The panel included representatives from government and leading industry organisations, and tackled a number of contentious topics including company car taxation, the security of connected vehicle data and the impact of a potential Brexit for fleets.

Go Ultra Low also held a business lunch for invited guests, with the aim of helping motorists and fleet decision-makers understand the benefits, cost savings and capabilities of the wide range of electric vehicles (EVs) on the market, aiming to boost electric vehicle uptake as an alternative to petrol and diesel vehicles.

And outside on the Copse Runway, Thatcham Research held demonstrations of a number of safety systems including crash avoidance technology and advanced road train technology.

The event’s organisers were delighted with preliminary reactions to this year’s event from exhibitors and visitors alike.

Fleet Show director and publisher of Fleet World, Jerry Ramsdale, said: “We are thrilled to hear that both exhibitors and visitors had a great day at this year’s Fleet Show. 

“As ever with the event, it was our intention to provide an educational event that comprises fleet training, an exhibition, networking and test-driving to justify spending a whole day out of the office.

“We would like to thank the exhibitors for all their hard work, and the hundreds of visitors who took time out of their busy schedules to join us at Silverstone.

“We have already set the date for next year’s show – Thursday 11th May 2017, and we hope to see you all then!”

For more details of next year’s Fleet World Fleet Show, please phone 01727 739160.

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Katie Beck

Katie joined Fleet World in 2012 as an editorial intern, following the completion of an English and American Literature BA from the University of East Anglia. She accepted a full-time position as an editorial assistant at the end of the internship period, and was promoted to the role of features editor in 2014. She works across the magazine and website portfolio, and administrates the social media channels.