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Scope deal for Venson Group

NATIONAL charity Scope has awarded the contract to manage its 450-vehicle fleet to Venson Group.

Scope is a national disability organisation focused on people with cerebral palsy. Its fleet operation runs about 450 vehicles, with 200 cars, mainly Vauxhall, 180 adapted vehicles and 70 vans for the charity's shop network.

Chris Richfield, insurance and purchasing manager for the charity, said: 'Scope is absolutely reliant on transport and generally public transport is not accessible enough for our members.

'Therefore, having a reliable and safe fleet that is also cost effective is key to us providing our service.'

The three-year contract win signals a renewed push for new fleet markets from Venson Group, whose division Venson Automotive Solutions will be running the contract.

The group is best known for its public sector contracts, such as the high-profile role of running the Metropolitan and Nottinghamshire police fleets.

Samantha Medley, Venson business development director said: 'Our ability to structure complex solutions played a large part in securing the Scope fleet management contract.

'The needs of Scope are fairly diverse and one structure did not meet the needs of the whole organisation. We have been working with Scope to design a number of solutions that will address the differing priorities within the various areas of the charity.'

Disabled passenger vehicles will be given a high priority service, as it is essential that downtime on these vehicles is kept to an absolute minimum, because temporary replacements are often accompanied by significant costs.

Medley added: 'Scope will benefit from the group's experience in managing critical user vehicles such as the Metropolitan and Nottinghamshire police.'

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