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Duke of Kent visits Venson headquarters

LEASING company Venson showed off its new state-of-the-art headquarters to a royal visitor.

HRH Duke of Kent toured its headquarters where the solutions company Venson Group manages the Nottinghamshire Police Service fleet.

On a day-long visit to Nottingham, he spent 55 minutes at the purpose-built workshop and office complex in Beeston, where he was shown how the firm manages its ground-breaking 25-year, £100 million contract to operate the 600-vehicle fleet.

The premises were opened in November 2001, after Venson won the private finance initiative contract to purchase, maintain and repair Nottinghamshire police vehicles, including patrol cars, covert and specialist vehicles.

During the visit the Duke of Kent met the 20-strong Venson team based at the complex, which houses a state-of-the-art workshop filled with the latest technology and equipment to ensure an efficient service, a logistics operation and a dedicated command and control centre.

He saw Venson's specially developed PANOS (Police Authority Nottinghamshire Operating System) software in use, which focuses on vehicle availability by location, which enables maximum fleet utilisation to support police operations.

The firm also showed off newly developed anti-attack and anti-ballistic glass.

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