The AA needs no introduction as the UK’s most reliable breakdown cover provider, attending more than 3.5 million breakdowns per year – equivalent to one every nine seconds. Excellence at the roadside has been at the heart of the AA’s service since 1905 and we continue to push that pursuit of brilliance into every other part of our business.
We work tirelessly with customers and partners to develop new solutions for the markets we serve. Our recent acquisition of Prestige Vehicle Servicing has helped to strengthen our presence in SMR, in line with our mission to put service, innovation and data at the heart of what we do and to cement our proud position as a pre-eminent supplier to the Fleet and Manufacturer sectors.
The AA is also a firm champion of training, personal development and celebration of achievement. As a previous Fleet News Award winner many times over and current holder of the Fleet Supplier of the Year accolade, we know how rewarding it is to be recognised and valued for dedication, tenacity and hard work. We are therefore delighted once more to sponsor the prestigious Fleet News Hall of Fame award and look forward to congratulating this year’s winner.
Throughout the last 18 months we have continually changed our business to meet the ever changing needs of our customers.
This change has primarily manifested itself in the investment and increased use of technology throughout our products and services, coupled with our acquisition of The Car Buying Group which repositioned our business and allows us to bring our services into retail and consumer markets.
This introduction to our new business outlines these developments and sets out our vision as we continue to drive the future of remarketing, creating opportunities, unlocking returns and delivering exceptional levels of service and care.
Aston Barclay Vehicle Remarketing
Investment in our physical centres and the development of new remarketing hubs is fundamental to our continued success and future vision.
Aston Barclay Digital Solutions
Our investment in technology has created a seamless end to end digital remarketing solution from prior to the retail deal through to wholesale disposal and sourcing.
The Car Buying Group
The addition of TCBG allows us to broaden the horizons of our products and services with consumer facing solutions and dealership facilitation.
We look forward to seeing you at the Fleet News Awards and celebrating the best in of then Fleet industry again in 2019.
BMW Fleet & Business Sales
Positioned at the forefront of sustainable motoring, BMW Group is renowned globally for coupling pure driving pleasure with its efforts in reducing emissions. Delivering a new understanding of premium defined by sustainability, BMW i includes visionary electric vehicles such as the innovative BMW i3, revolutionary BMW i8 and the BMW i8 Roadster.
We are also proud to offer a range of plug-in electrified vehicles; the BMW iPerformance range. Using a combination of petrol and electric power, our iPerformance range delivers all the styling and performance you’d expect from a BMW, with the fuel-efficiency of a plug-in hybrid. Available across the 2, 5, 7 and X5 models, the range includes intelligent adaptations such as Predictive Energy Management and optional eDrive mode.
For more information, visit www.bmw.co.uk/business
Sell your vehicles to a global buyer base
Copart is a global leader in vehicle remarketing selling over 400,000 vehicles a year to a buyer base in 108 countries
Our daily online vehicle auction attracts over 2500 attendees on average from our buyers across the globe. We work in partnership with the world’s leading fleet and rental companies to remarket all types of vehicles from motorbikes, cars, vans and up to HGV’s.
Our global buyers are in search of all vehicles including damaged, high mileage and non-runners.
With a nationwide network and storage for over 50k vehicles we have over 230 specialist transporters ready to collect your vehicles anywhere in the UK.
If you want a fast and easy way to sell your vehicles to a global buyer base and get the best returns then contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0844 875 8636
Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tyre companies manufacturing state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. Goodyear provide a full package service to many fleets across the country.
The leading manufacturer invests time and resources upfront to ensure a full understanding of the fleet they are working with. Whether the focus is improving fuel efficiency and lowering CO2 emissions, enhancing safety through better grip and braking or future gazing using in-depth data and analysis.
This year, Goodyear has announced its next-generation Ultra High Performance (UHP) road tyre, the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5. Conceived as the ultimate all-round summer tyre, it is perfect for fleets. Goodyear has utilized innovative technologies to unlock significant improvements in wet braking and dry handling without compromising ride comfort or road noise. Goodyear will offer 17” to 22” diameters, 205 to 315 mm widths, and 50 to 25 side profiles, with intended fitments ranging from fleet cars such as the Volkswagen Golf, through to Mercedes C-Class and the BMW 3 series. This tyre is perfect for any fleet with these types of vehicles and can be teamed together with a service provision through Goodyear’s dedicated fleet management service, HiQ Fleet Service.
The HiQ Fleet Service network is delivered through established, HiQ autocare centres and partners with a dedicated contracted mobile network, offering tailored, full service fleet management and 24/7, 365 mobile solutions.
Goodyear build a solution bespoke for each fleet with the best product and service provision from their range. To find out more visit www.goodyear.co.uk
Halfords have been providing great customer service for 127 years, dating back to 1892 when Frederick W. Rushbrooke opened the first Halford’s store in Halford Street in Leicester. Today, aside from our retail business, we have a network of 317 fully equipped Autocentres, making Halfords Autocentres the largest independent chain of garages in the UK - providing full SMR fleet solutions to over 300 fleet customers and SME’s.
Halfords Autocentres cover all aspects of vehicle serving and repairs, from cars to LCV’s up to 3500kgs - Class 4 and Class 7 MOT’s, diagnostics with Bosch KTS technology, not to mention our industry leading training for EV and Hybrid trained technicians.
We are committed to our focus on motoring, providing the right solutions and a great experience for all of our customers.
HMUK is one of the UK’s leading vehicle distributors, with a franchised dealer network of circa 161 franchised sales dealerships. HMUK operate a network of 23 Fleet Business Centres with the support of a team of Fleet Operations Managers and office based support executives.
Hyundai’s Fleet programmes offer vehicles with high levels of specification, emission reducing technologies, low cost ownership and impressive residuals as well as Electric and alternative fuel options. Hyundai works hard to keep Co2 emissions low which help to keep tax low. Blue Drive technology features intelligent Stop and Go and an eco-drive Indicator to maximise fuel efficiency. HMUK prides themselves in alternative fuel vehicles including the multi award winning IONIQ and the Kona EV and Nexo.
Hyundai Motor UK is driven by the desire to share stylish, high quality and efficient vehicles with everyone. From the production line to the showroom and beyond, the passion and belief in the product means HMUK can offer an aftercare package to match.
KeeResources are proud to sponsor the Fleet Manufacturer of the Year Award at the Fleet News Awards.
KeeResources have provided Vehicle Data, Automotive Software, Digital Solutions and Professional Services to the industry for over 15 years. At the core of everything that KeeResources do is the provision of the most granular and detailed vehicle dataset available. This data is compiled at model year level (even more critical than ever with the implementation of the new WLTP testing regime). Our data powers systems, websites and apps for many of the automotive industries biggest brands including vehicle manufacturers, leasing companies, dealer groups and media owners.
Our software solutions covering Vehicle Data & Configuration, Whole Life Costs, Fleet Management and Residual Value Forecasting are considered by many to be best of breed. Our KWIKfleetware asset and fleet management system is trusted by some of the biggest names in the vehicle leasing industry to manage every aspect of their fleet operations, from initial quote to eventual disposal. It is a secure and scalable solution with integrated accounts capable of managing hundreds of thousands of vehicles.
Our digital solutions, from Vehicle Comparators to Car Tax Calculators are utilised by many leading vehicle manufacturers to engage and inform their buyers.
Visit us at www.keeresources.com for more information.
An unwavering customer-focus and a string of industry-leading IT developments has seen award-winning Ogilvie Fleet established as one of the UK’s fastest-growing and trusted, independent vehicle leasing and management companies.
For over 30 years we have been providing contract hire, leasing and fleet management solutions for UK and European companies operating vehicle fleets of all sizes. Completely independent of any bank or manufacturer, we are one of the few remaining companies in our sector who can deliver truly impartial advice.
As part of the independent Ogilvie Group, our heritage stretches back to 1953. Today, the Ogilvie Group has a turnover of over almost £300 million and over 600 employees.
Reflex Vehicle Hire offer flexible business to business commercial vehicle hire with award-winning, industry leading, innovative telematics and outstanding driver behaviour programmes to ensure a duty of care is met.
Delivering first class service levels to all of our customers and taking the time to understand fleet management issues is important to us. As well as saving your business money on fuel consumption and insurance premiums, our Flexifamily of products offer real solutions for problems that occur when managing vehicles and drivers.
It is safety as standard at Reflex, with every vehicle fitted with trackers and dash cams. We offer the latest road safety systems to help reduce risk to drivers and other road users, supplying a range of vehicles to suit your needs with flexible packages that are cost efficient. With 24-hour operation we are always on hand to respond when you need us.
Visit us at www.reflexvehiclehire.com to find out more, or give the team a call on 0345 609 2345.
SalesMaster builds state-of-the-art software for the motor industry. Our connected automotive platform leverages the latest in technology to manage and share your vehicle inventory in real-time.
We are a unique mix of automotive, data and tech experts who are passionate about enabling an online experience that grows with today’s rapidly evolving industry.
Our platform is fast, flexible and easy to use. Driven by a powerful search, SalesMaster makes finding vehicles for your customers straightforward. We are experts in new vehicle data and provide the best view of your stock via a secure and branded web and mobile interface.
SalesMaster celebrates its 10th birthday this year and we are proud to be an integral digital solution to many large dealer groups and OEMs. We are excited to be releasing our latest technology into the leasing and finance industry in 2019 and look forward to being part of your digital transformation strategy.
124 years since we started out in the early days of the pioneering motor industry, ŠKODA has become a firm partner to businesses seeking reliable, performance-driven cars.
Our partnership with the Fleet News Awards is integral to our commitment to supporting businesses large and small.
This year, we are delighted to sponsor the Round Table Meetings held ahead of the main event – and the Pre-Dinner Drinks Reception. Our sponsorship of the Round Table Meetings is a valuable opportunity to discuss key issues and to engage directly with fleet managers.
Our award-winning range caters for every business. The ŠKODA Superb offers style, practicality and luxury and is the reigning Fleet News Best upper medium car. A popular choice among fleet operators, the Superb features a fleet-focused SE Technology trim that includes adaptive cruise control, SmartLink connectivity, and Alcantara/leather upholstery at no extra cost above the SE model. The cavernous interior adds to its comfort, with 660 litres of boot space that extends to 1,950 litres with all rear seats folded down; the Superb has enough space for even the most space-hungry of fleet drivers.
The ŠKODA Octavia, combines all the power and space of a large car with an elegant design and is the perfect partner for any business. Sharp, smart and striking, the ŠKODA OCTAVIA provides the compelling drive you expect with state-of-the-art technology.
In 2018, we re-shaped our SUV line-up with the new Karoq and new variants of the seven-seat Kodiaq, including the Kodiaq vRS with dynamic sports-focused design and the most powerful production engine in ŠKODA history.
2019 sees the launch of our first plug-in hybrid and the all-new ŠKODA Scala hatchback – plus we add our third SUV to the range with the launch of the ŠKODA Kamiq, combining the agility and handling of a compact car with the traditional advantages of an SUV.
To find out more visit www.skoda.co.uk/fleet
The Grosvenor Group combines Grosvenor Leasing and Interactive Fleet Management.
Established for almost 40 years, we’re one of the largest fleet sector companies to have resisted the temptation to adopt a process driven, call centre culture – instead offering organisations with vehicle fleets, in both public and private sectors, a level of attention and support that leads to ongoing cost savings and heightened driver mobility.
As a Group, our overall proposition uniquely combines two distinct offerings.
With Grosvenor Leasing, customers enjoy an award-winning contract hire specialist providing all forms of vehicle funding and outstanding client and driver support.
Interactive Fleet Management is a fleet management specialist dedicated purely to managing fleets. Irrespective of funding method, it’s best described as ‘your very own’ fleet department, managing all vehicles, drivers and suppliers whether you contract hire or own your vehicles.
Many leasing customers choose a combination of both. This results in a holistic approach whereby the Interactive Fleet Management team manages everything for you, with Grosvenor Leasing providing the contract hire.
Companies that do not lease their vehicles simply use Interactive Fleet Management as a standalone team – benefiting from the daily expertise of the finest fleet professionals in the sector.
Through our innovative, award-winning, solution called ‘0Zone’, we are always leading the way in helping companies achieve a greener fleet, guiding them towards electric and ultra-low emission vehicles.
With an in-house software development team, we also lead the way with ground-breaking fleet management software and Apps.
Another industry-first is our expert panel.
Similar to law firms, who have partners and solicitors with particular skill sets, we believed the same was needed in fleet which is why we based our panel on the law firm model, with pen portraits of each of our experts on our web site.
For key issues such as compliance, CO2, taxation, legal, technical, policy, health and safety and many others, the panel is a phone call, email or LinkedIn message away from answering any question a customer may have.
For more information, please talk to one of our friendly team on 01536 536 536.
Trakm8 specialises in telematics, connected cameras and fleet optimisation. With over 250,000 vehicles connected to its servers, the company’s cost-effective solutions help fleets to improve efficiency, cut carbon emissions, and reduce risk. Clients can choose from a range of stand-alone products, or benefit from substantially higher savings by using Trakm8’s end-to-end solution.
Trakm8 Optimisation is proven to help customers achieve increases in productivity of up to 33%. It enables organisations to plan vehicle routes and schedules in the most effective manner; using the least amount of vehicles and the lowest cumulative mileage. Trakm8 Optimisation was also the first solution of its kind to optimise electric vehicles.
Trakm8’s pioneering RH600 4G telematics camera combines high-definition footage with a full suite of telematics data and hi-tech ADAS features to help fleets further improve road safety and cut emissions.
Trakm8 customers include Iceland Foods, the AA, Direct Line Group and ScottishPower.
Verizon Connect is guiding a connected world on the go by automating, optimising and revolutionising the way people, vehicles and things move through the world. We ensure that the things our customers care about most – from people and vehicles to equipment and data – run smoothly and flow seamlessly.
It’s hard to overstate the extent to which technology is transforming our lives. The instant, global connections we take for granted grow more constant, seamless and powerful every day. The future is coming at us fast, and with it, immense opportunity. Those who embrace these technologies will not only keep pace with the future—they’ll shape it.
Verizon Connect is uniquely positioned to put the possibilities of the future to work for you—to guide a connected world on the go.
We took “Connect” for our name, because it’s the fundamental action we enable. We connect customers to data and uncover valuable insights. We connect people to their vehicles, from family cars to thousand-truck fleets. We connect businesses to customers, helping deliver better service. We connect workers to managers, vehicles to routes, parents to children and much more. Whether you’re looking to be more efficient and productive, or more aware of driving behaviors, we create the connections that make it possible.
Our full suite of industry-defining solutions and services put innovation, automation and connected data to work for customers and help them be safer, smarter, more efficient and more compliant. With more than 3,500 dedicated employees in 15 countries, we deliver the world’s leading mobile technology platform.
VisionTrack is Europe’s most award-winning vehicle camera and video telematics company, offering the widest range of connected camera solutions – underpinned by its device-agnostic multi-award winning IoT platform and backed by first-class service and support.
VisionTrack is continually developing world-leading algorithms, behaviour/video analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help protect your vehicles, assets, staff and reputation.
This leading provider of cloud-based video telematics solutions continues to demonstrate its ability to deliver true value to any size of fleet or transport operation, including helping to enhance road safety, reduce insurance costs, lower operational risk, improve driver behaviour and increase overall fleet efficiency.
All of VisionTrack’s high-quality and reliable vehicle camera and vehicle tracking technology is compliant with FORS, CLOCS, TFL and carries FCC, CE, E-mark certifications, as well as accreditations from across the insurance industry.
For more information about any of VisionTrack’s services or products, please visit www.visiontrack.com or call the team on 01246 225 745.
Zenith is respected by many of the UK’s leading blue chip companies for delivering high quality vehicle solutions that support their strategic priorities. From bikes to cars, vans, trucks and trailers, whether it’s one day or seven years, business critical, perk or personal; Zenith has the best people and the best tech in-house, to ensure fleets are performing at their peak in the ever-changing landscape, 24/7/365. Zenith is not tied to any funding option, vehicle manufacturer or repairer; being independent and pioneering means we can be trusted to always do what’s right for our customers.