Fleet News

Fleet News Business Forum: 'The best event we have ever attended'

THE Fleet News Business Forum in the north received a big ‘thumbs-up’ from suppliers and fleet managers.

Oulton Hall near Leeds hosted the event, at which decision-makers enjoyed short, intense one-to-ones with fleet product and service providers.

The event has previously been held in Brighton and the move to Yorkshire attracted a new audience. Suppliers reported useful meetings and many attendees said they did the equivalent of six months’ work in just over a day and a half.

The event combines business meetings and practical workshops with informal networking. A visit to the Royal Armouries in Leeds for a formal dinner added a dash of excitement and glamour.



  • Some of the quotes we got from attendees:

    Delegates –

    ‘Thank you very much for inviting me and ensuring that I had an enjoyable and productive time’ Patrick Barnes, The Barnes Group

  • ‘An excellent venue, good discussion and networking opportunities,’
    Mitch Elliott, Lincolnshire County Council


  • ‘I found the forum an excellent idea exchange opportunity…enabled some valuable bench-marking with best practise.’
    Martin Faulkner, MOD


  • ‘I would recommend this forum to any other senior fleet manager. Well done FN and thank you.’
    Paul Fitzgerald, Johnson Controls
  • Suppliers –

    ‘The best event we have ever attended.’
    Energy Saving Trust

    ‘An excellent opportunity to meet with a wide range of potential clients within a relaxed and well organised event.’
    IAM Fleet

    ‘The quality and quantity of attendees was better this year.’

    ‘Considered the event to be well organised and productive.’
    Hitachi Capital




  • Leave a comment for your chance to win £20 of John Lewis vouchers.

    Every issue of Fleet News the editor picks his favourite comment from the past two weeks – get involved for your chance to appear in print and win!

    Login to comment


    No comments have been made yet.

    Compare costs of your company cars

    Looking to acquire new vehicles? Check how much they'll cost to run with our Car Running Cost calculator.

    What is your BIK car tax liability?

    The Fleet News car tax calculator lets you work out tax costs for both employer and employee