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Downloading the sun

Downloading the sun

DOWNLOADING THE SUN by Jonathan Ross ML: Tesla Superchargers sounds like the kind of car toy I would have had for Christmas as a kid in the Eighties, but this one is for real. No one on the planet could help but be impressed by Elon Musk. As the man behind Tesla Motors, Space X, Solar City and founder of PayPal he is a visionary with attitude, and in my opinion is getting a lot right when it comes to the next generation, electric and beyond. My father-in law-lives in Den Haag, Holland, and as you would expect his community is tidy, clean and, well, European. His... Read full article

Peter Cakebread inaugurated into FN50 Hall of Fame

Peter Cakebread inaugurated into FN50 Hall of Fame

On Tuesday night, at the annual FN50 dinner, Peter Cakebread was inaugurated into the FN50 Hall of Fame. This was, of course, about recognising the man, but it is also about recognition of the brand. Coincidentally, Peter has been with Marshall for almost 25 years, and alongside his inauguration it was announced that Marshall Leasing has hit 25 in the Fleet News top 50 leasing companies in order of size.  Twenty five years is a long time on anyone’s loyalty card, and Peter has not made this journey alone. Alongside him are fellow directors and... Read full article

The Diesel Debate

The Diesel Debate

It’s a dirty business. We have seen the London Mayors office switch its justification for the congestion charge from congestion management to cleaner air management. Diesel was the answer and the government altered its tax collection process to encourage company car drivers to make the change. Petrol was as bad as cigarettes (which had to be banned ), but now it seems we have all been smoking non tipped senior service and the government got the wording down the side of the packet, setting out its health warning wrong. Diesel is apparently extremely bad for your... Read full article

Welcome to Our New Website

Welcome to Our New Website

In the current economic climate – companies, regardless of their sector, must invest and adapt to the changing circumstances they find themselves in. We are proud to share our new website with you all – a reflection of our ambition to move things forward in the future. Our new site has adopted a fresh look and feel, as well as greater functionality through new technology. Part of a two-stage process, the second phase is due to be announced before year end, and will showcase Marshall Leasing’s commitment to providing high quality customer service... Read full article

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014

On Thursday 26th June, alongside the Marshall Sales Team, Jonathan Ross and Richard Baird were delighted to entertain over sixty people across two days to an action packed day at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Last week’s trip was the ninth year the ML team have entertained clients at the event, which is claimed to be today’s best British motor show.  The team arranged an early meet in the morning for breakfast and a short coach trip up to the festival (which gave the bacon sarnies enough time to settle!) This year, to enhance the experience,... Read full article

ACFO to play key role in shaping DVLA's new online driver licence validation checking service

ACFO to play key role in shaping DVLA's new online driver licence validation checking service

Following last week’s debate at the 2014 Company Car in Action event, ACFO (the national body for fleet decision-makers) is one step closer to helping the Driver and Vehicle Licence Agency (DVLA) clarify their new paperless policies for driving licences. The said changes, which are due to come into effect on 1 Jan, 2015, include the abolition of the paper counterpart of the licence, in addition to moving driver and motor checks online with a particular focus on the V5C [Log Book]. For the past year, ACFO has been in regular dialogue with the... Read full article

Peter Cakebread: The Value of Service

Peter Cakebread: The Value of Service

I don’t know about you, but I sometimes hanker back to the days when you could go into a shop and the staff would not only know you by name, but would also have a pretty good idea of what you would wish to buy. And they’d also be happy to have a chat about the football, or whatever else took your fancy. Now, most sales transactions are just…well, transactions. With little in the way of personality, but plenty of efficiency. But I would wager that the benefits of that efficiency are largely felt by the vendor, not the customer. When I am asked... Read full article

Gratte Brothers: Reaping the Rewards of a Thorough Approach

Gratte Brothers: Reaping the Rewards of a Thorough Approach

There’s no doubt about it: at a time when businesses are seeking as many ways as possible to get ahead, taking a rigorous approach to fleet management is a smart move. Accurate records and analysis of key trends allows companies to take control of the impact their fleet has on their business. Meanwhile, this type of best-practice approach can also offer bonuses beyond the expected…  Building services company Gratte Brothers found this out first-hand when it sought a stamp of approval from the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS). FORS is... Read full article

Marshall Leasing Secures Honda Fleet Deal for Foresters

Marshall Leasing Secures Honda Fleet Deal for Foresters

Forester Life Buys British With Order for 130 Honda Civics Leading financial services provider Forester Life is putting into practise some of its own renowned financial prudence - and putting its faith in British-built cars - by placing a significant order for 130 Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC models for its corporate fleet. The new arrangement will see Honda (UK) become sole fleet supplier to Foresters for at least the next three years, marking the return to a partnership between the two companies which began in 2003. The new Civics are being supplied through the... Read full article

Marshall Leasing Chooses In-Car Cleverness as Telematics Partner

Marshall Leasing has partnered with vehicle-to-business technology provider, In-Car Cleverness, to provide an advanced telematics offering to its customer base. The deal will support the Marshall Leasing tailor-made, customer-focused approach. It will also help deliver significant savings to businesses.  Jonathan Ross, Marshall Leasing Sales & Marketing Director, explained the move: “Every business is different and we needed technology that not only allowed us to respond to those differing needs, but also provided a suite of services to help our... Read full article

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