Nigel Hire, team operations manager, Toomey Opticar
How was your first day?
It was challenging and enlightening for everyone, including me.
How does the job differ from your previous post?
It is more focused on day-to-day issues, along with managing business development.
How is fleet management changing?
We are starting to focus more on managing the driver – their behaviour and their safety – and not just the car itself.
What has been your greatest achievement in the role?
Successfully overseeing the integration of a large fleet of vehicles into an existing client’s fleet.
And your greatest challenge?
Keeping abreast of changing legislation and understanding the implications of potential issues such as corporate manslaughter at an operational level and what needs to be done by the business to manage these issues.
Where is your favourite holiday destination?
I always love going to North Wales – especially as my mobile phone doesn’t get reception where we stay.