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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

Positive Signs for 2014 as ‘Fragile Recovery’ Continues, says Marshall Leasing MD

The fleet industry has faced difficult times over recent years, but as 2013 draws to a close there are signs that confidence is on the up. A strong retail market combined with the predictions for a wider upward trend in UK GDP offers a reason for cautious optimism, according to Marshall Leasing MD Peter Cakebread. The recovery remains fragile however, and there are still plenty of challenges to contend with, from navigating government legislation to managing costs. Signs that confidence is rising “The ready availability of finance deals has been helping to... Read full article

Energy Saving Trust - Fleet Hero Awards 2013

Energy Saving Trust - Fleet Hero Awards 2013

As environmental concerns continue to move up the agenda for the UK government and businesses alike, all opportunities to encourage innovation are to be welcomed with open arms. Which is why events such as the Energy Saving Trust's recent Fleet Hero Awards are more important than ever before. The 8th annual Fleet Hero Awards took place last week (Nov. 28) at London's Institute of Directors to honour England’s green fleet champions. The awards aim to recognise the organisations with the most energy efficient practices and environmentally... Read full article

Fleet Risk Management: Looking After Your Fleet

Fleet Risk Management: Looking After Your Fleet

We’re constantly being reminded of ways to manage our fleets effectively and keep our drivers safe.  Standard tasks such as license renewals and regular vehicle servicing are obvious factors to consider, but would you tell your drivers to watch out for cyclists or advise them on what (and what not to) share on social media? Nowadays, you might have to. We’ve compiled a selection of stories from around the web that highlight the not-so-new but increasingly relevant issues and trends that fleet managers need to keep on top... Read full article

Marshall Leasing Wins ACFO ‘Fleet Service Company of the Year’ Award

Last night, ACFO hosted its 30th anniversary awards dinner. As part of this prestigious event, Marshall Leasing picked up the ‘Fleet Service Company of the Year’ award with ACFO members declaring that the organisation offered the best overall combination of quality products, service and integrity and fully understood the requirements of fleet decision-makers. This is the second time that Marshall Leasing has won this award, having previously picked up the accolade in 2010, as well as being runner up last year. Customer service and bespoke solutions have... Read full article

The Fleet Manager’s 11+ Essential Tasks

The Fleet Manager’s 11+ Essential Tasks

We like having fun at Marshall Leasing and to prove it we have put together the Marshall Leasing Fleet Managers 11+. Do you remember those nerve-racking days of sitting in examination halls just hoping that you knew enough to pass? Well, we've put our own team to the test by asking them to come up with a list of 11+ essential fleet management tasks. Here are their answers: Marshall Leasing Fleet Managers 11+ Company fleet & driver policy Managing whole life costs Vehicle Funding method Service and maintenance cost control  Manufacturer choice and... Read full article

ACFO Fleet Service Company of the Year Award

ACFO Fleet Service Company of the Year Award

Jonathan Ross, Marketing Director confirms the exciting news that Marshall Leasing has been nominated for the fourth year in succession for the prestigious ACFO ‘Fleet Service Company of the Year’ award. “We were winners in 2010 and runners up in 2011 and 2012, so we're working hard to bring the coveted accolade back this year." Voting is open and if you are an ACFO member and feel that you would like to vote for us then please do so. Every vote counts and we need your support. The ACFO Fleet Awards 2013 voting will close on the 4th... Read full article

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