Masterlease, the fleet management company which manages more than 60,000 vehicles in the UK, has become the official leasing supply partner to the RFU. The new deal converts an existing relationship with the Community Department of the Rugby Football Union (RFU), the National Governing body for Rugby Union in England, into a sole supplier agreement.
The new four-year agreement means Masterlease is the exclusive leasing partner for business vehicles and ancillary services to the RFU at head office and at a community rugby level.
In winning the deal, Masterlease conducted feasibility studies and whole-life cost reviews for the RFU and was able to demonstrate that this exclusive partnership would save the business money and improve the options for drivers in terms of vehicle desirability and benefit-in-kind tax position.
Commenting, Paul Vaughan, business operations director, RFU said: “The RFU undertook a robust review of all its car leasing options and at the end of the process selected Masterlease because it made real commercial sense to do so. The fact that we have reduced our fleet costs, made the fleet easier to manage and improved the position of our drivers means that all stakeholders are happy.”
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