Christophe Desplace, director of Network, which works with 145 brokers around the UK, said: ‘The broker industry provides a vital service for thousands of SMEs, providing a flexible, personal solution for the UK’s smaller fleets.
‘With such a fragmented industry, maintaining standards across the board has traditionally been a struggle. We’ve developed these points to help companies ask the right questions from the outset – questions we ask ourselves as part of the vetting process for any new broker.
‘Many companies may be tempted to allow cost considerations to dominate when choosing a broker, but it’s important to ensure you’re dealing with someone who will still be there in five years’ time.’
Questions to ask brokers