Wendy Smith, group fleet administrator, Manheim.
Describe your fleet.
We currently have 400 cars and vans, the majority of which are purchased outright. Included in this is a small proportion on contract hire.
What are you working on at the moment?
The introduction of a new, more comprehensive company car policy, as well as the roll-out of our new fleet management system.
How did you get into fleet?
In my previous company there was a re-organisation and the fleet co-ordinator’s job became available. I gave it a shot and discovered I really enjoyed it.
Would you recommend a job in fleet?
If you want a busy job, with every day different and diverse, then fleet could be for you.
What would make your life at work easier?
If all drivers had empathy and understanding of the challenges of running a large fleet.
What is your favourite holiday destination and why?
I would have to say Menorca. The beaches, food and sangria are great.