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Clive Howlett, fleet manager, Plumbase.

  • How many vehicles are on your fleet and what are they?

    We have 535 in total – 293 cars, 222 vans, 20 trucks and 195 forklifts.

  • What are you working on at the moment?

    The green issue and duty of care are at the top of my agenda.

  • What has been your greatest achievement at work?

    I started this fleet department six years ago on my own with an empty desk, pen and paper, 180 vehicles and 75 forklifts. Now we have three staff, computerised administration, 535 vehicles and 190 branches.

  • And in your personal life?

    Being married for 25 years and bringing up my family, two sons and various pets.

  • Have you always worked in the fleet industry?

    I started as an apprentice HGV mechanic and have always worked in this industry, including time working as a self-employed consultant.

  • Do you have any hobbies?

    I enjoy sailing yachts around the east coast of England and sailing holidays with friends around the Ionian islands.

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