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Business Car Manager will have special SME Motoring area at the London Motor Show

By |2018-05-16T09:59:24+01:00May 4th, 2018|News|

BUSINESS Car Manager will be at London Motor Show with a special SME Business Motoring area of the Show. The London Motor Show, which runs from Thursday May 17 to Sunday May 20, takes place at ExCeL Exhibition Centre, London. Previously held at the Battersea Evolution in London – where a record-breaking 25,000 spectators passed through the gates in 2017 [...]

Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham to deliver keynote address at LowCVP’s Moving North Conference

By |2018-03-15T21:34:42+00:00March 13th, 2018|Industry Intelligence, Latest news|

MANCHESTER Mayor, Andy Burnham, will be the keynote speaker at the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership’s (LowCVP) Moving North Conference 2018. The LowCVP Moving North Conference will focus on the challenge of cutting carbon emissions and air pollution, and seizing the business opportunities for automotive and fuel supply companies in the Northern Powerhouse. The event will take place at the Manchester [...]

Aditya Varadpande appointed managing director at epyx

By |2018-03-15T21:34:42+00:00March 13th, 2018|Executive Changes, Industry Intelligence|

THERE is a new Managing Director at automotive e-commerce specialist epyx: Aditya Varadpande. Varadpande joined epyx in 2015 as Director of international business, growth and marketing, following its acquisition by FLEETCOR in late 2013. As Managing Director, Aditya will report to Alan King, President of FLEETCOR UK and Australasia. Previously, he has held a number of key positions in sales, [...]

Best new diesels as clean as petrol, but results are mixed

By |2018-03-15T21:34:43+00:00March 9th, 2018|Industry Intelligence, Latest news|

EQUA Index findings in brief Best-performing diesel engines emit as little NOx as petrol However, some Euro 6 powertrains pollute worse than some 10-year-old cars Diesels could face heavy taxes and urban access restrictions despite emitting less NOxthan Euro 6 standards Findings come as Chief Medical Officer calls for more transparent emissions policy   NEW DATA released by the EQUA Index, [...]

Álvaro Bonnardeaux takes on new European role as TMC continues international expansion

By |2018-03-16T13:18:51+00:00March 7th, 2018|Executive Changes, Industry Intelligence|

TMC has appointed Álvaro Bonnardeaux to the newly-created role of International Sales, Market Director for Belgium, France, Germany and Spain. TMC says Bonnardueaux’s appointment is in response to growing international demand for its consolidated fleet and fuel solutions. Álvaro has more than 20 years' experience in sales and business development, management consulting in eight countries on three continents. "I am [...]

Future fuels and the emissions dilemma is focus of ICFM conference

By |2018-03-15T21:34:44+00:00March 7th, 2018|Industry Intelligence, Latest news|

THE ICFM conference will focus on the fuels that will power tomorrow’s company cars and vans. And the emissions dilemma facing fleets amid national concerns of air quality. The Conference, entitled ‘Fuel for the Future, the Emissions Dilemma’, will be held on Tuesday, March 20, at The British Motor Museum The expert speaker line-up has been finalised with Jaguar Land [...]

Fleet Evolution expands team with Jordan Hastelow appointment

By |2018-03-15T21:34:43+00:00March 7th, 2018|Executive Changes, Industry Intelligence|

TAMWORTH-based, car benefits and fleet management specialist, Fleet Evolution, has expanded its team of specialist staff with the appointment of Jordan Hastelow as business strategy executive. In her new role, Hastelow, who has a background of work experience in B2C  markets, reports to managing director Andrew Leech. She is responsible for helping develop Fleet Evolution’s business strategy. This includes identifying [...]

Richard Waiton to lead FleetCheck’s new Northern regional office

By |2018-03-15T21:34:44+00:00March 2nd, 2018|Executive Changes, Industry Intelligence|

FLEETCHECK has a new Northern regional office, which will be led by Richard Waiton. Richard, a CV specialist, has been appointed to the board, having worked for FleetCheck on a consultancy basis since 2015. FleetCheck says it has opened its regional office in Doncaster as the company’s user base of larger CVs is becoming increasingly focused in the North of [...]

BCF Wessex and HRUX combine forces for company car consultancy

By |2018-03-15T21:34:45+00:00March 2nd, 2018|Industry Intelligence, Latest news|

BCF Wessex and HRUX will work more closely on helping large employers develop company car strategies. Both businesses have operated independently in the company car advisory space until now. David Rawlings, director at BCF Wessex, said: “At a time when tax rates are at an all time high and the rules seem to only ever get more complicated, demand from [...]

The most common driving offences

By |2018-03-15T21:34:44+00:00March 2nd, 2018|Industry Intelligence, Latest news|

HIGHWAYS England recently released their findings from a recent dangerous driving campaign, which highlighted how many UK drivers are driving dangerously. Across the two year campaign, police forces caught over 4,000 dangerous drivers, filing 3,318 traffic offence reports and issuing 838 penalty notices. The campaign highlighted that speeding, using a mobile phone behind the wheel, not wearing a seatbelt and [...]

Driving Doctor partners with 150 LCV fleet to deliver safer driving

By |2018-03-15T21:34:45+00:00February 27th, 2018|Industry Intelligence, Latest news|

SAFETY specialist, the Driving Doctor, will partner Cable and Splicing Services, one of the UK’s leading telecommunications specialists, to deliver safer driving. Cable and Splicing Services 150 drivers operating LCVs throughout the UK. With one-third of all road crashes continuing to involve vehicles driven on business, The Driving Doctor’s ground breaking approach to using vehicle telematics designed to help improve [...]

Mike Biscoe is GM of Maserati Great Britain

By |2018-03-15T21:34:45+00:00February 23rd, 2018|Executive Changes, Industry Intelligence|

MIKE Biscoe has been appointed General Manager of Maserati Great Britain with immediate effect. Biscoe now returns to the UK after more than five years at Maserati’s head office in Modena, Italy, where he undertook various senior roles for the brand. His 28 years in the automotive industry have included various product, marketing and communications roles at Alfa Romeo and [...]

LeasePlan aims for June flotation on back of 2017 performance

By |2018-03-15T21:34:46+00:00February 15th, 2018|Industry Intelligence, Latest news|

LEASEPLAN is aiming for a stock exchange float this summer, according to sources in DutchNews.NL. The company announced a strong set of results this week (13 February, 2018) with a 16.7% return on equity and growth of 5.5% in its managed fleet with 1.7 million cars on the road. LeasePlan was purchased from Volkswagen and German banker Friedrich von Metzler [...]

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