oncept's Small Fleet Management In Action At Expanding Everyware Global
"We have no dedicated resource to manage our fleet and need to focus our own efforts on managing our business."
One client who is only too happy to endorse the small fleet management services of Concept Vehicle Leasing is Mark Scott, Finance Director of Everyware Global – one of the world's leading designers and sellers of tabletop and food preparation products for the consumer and food service markets. With an ageing fleet of vehicles and rising costs, Mark contacted Concept Vehicle Leasing in August 2010 with a view to outsourcing Everyware Global's small fleet management, whilst arranging the disposal of its existing fleet. As Mark Scott remembers;
"We wanted a one-stop solution to our fleet management needs, with the flexibility to meet the requirements of a small but growing fleet.
CONCEPT Vehicle Leasing doesn't offer a 'one size fits all' approach to vehicle leasing and management, or so it says on its website. An easy claim to make, but much harder to deliver in reality. But ten years in the business and a string of satisfied clients suggests that Concept Vehicle Leasing has the strength to deliver on its promise.
From its offices in Surbiton, Surrey, the multi-award winning Concept Vehicle Leasing has grown steadily to become one of the most respected businesses in the sector. Indeed, the company was recently awarded the prestigious Best Small Fleet Leasing Company for up to 250 vehicle sales in the inaugural Small Fleet Leasing Awards 2013.
"We have no dedicated resource to manage our fleet and need to focus our own efforts on managing our business. Paul Bulloch – Concept's managing director – worked with us to put together a full turn-key solution to all our fleet needs."
Today, Everyware Global calls upon Concept Vehicle Leasing's full range of services, including short term business car leasing deals for new starters on probationary periods and daily rentals to cover specific needs and requirements. In addition, Everyware Global takes advantage of Concept Vehicle Leasing's dedicated single point of contact, which includes a 24/7/365 accident and emergency free helpline.
"We've had many changes that have resulted in the fleet doubling in size and Concept has dealt with this changing need very well."
Such dedicated support and expertise is clearly important to Mark Scott, who said;
"We wanted a provider who could support us by providing fleet management services that were customised to the needs of our business."
Everyware Global's fleet of vehicles has grown from 13 to 24, with Concept working hard to secure the best prices for Mark and the best trim levels for his drivers. The vehicles – which include Audi, BMW, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Vauxhall and Volkswagen – tend to cover up to 30,000 miles per annum, with contracts based on full service, maintenance and repair packages.
Concept worked with Mark to implement a policy framework on the basis of specific grades for employees, with budgets enabling them to select cars on a 'user-chooser' basis. Upon delivery of a new car, Concept arranges for old cars to be picked up and disposed of at auction.
Three years on from an initial fact-finding mission, Mark Scott is delighted with the results;
"We are very happy with the service provided by the whole Concept team. Paul has always been very proactive in understanding and delivering on our needs. We've had many changes in our business that have resulted in the fleet doubling in size and Concept has dealt with this changing need very well and has provided a seamless service."