LeasePlan has announced the winners of a series of awards to recognise exceptional supplier service.
The Awards were held on February 5th at LeasePlan’s annual Supplier Conference where 100 of the company’s top suppliers gathered to hear about the successes and developments of 2012. Members of the LeasePlan leadership team then presented their vision for 2013, focusing on growth and the opportunities this would create for all supply partners.
The awards dinner, held in the evening, consisted of 14 awards including the prestigious ‘Overall Supplier of the Year’ award. The following six awards were presented to the best suppliers in recognition of their exceptional service in the past year:
Auction provider of the year cars - BCA Nottingham
Auction provider of the year LCV - Manheim Gloucester
Non-auction sales channel of the year - The Car Shop
Overall remarketing supplier of the year - SGS
SMR supplier of the year - Prestige Fleet Servicing
Rental supplier of the year - Thrifty
There were also awards presented to the individuals or companies who particularly demonstrated the LeasePlan values of expertise, respect, passion and commitment:
Best demonstration of LeasePlan values - Expertise - Michelle Spencer, BCA
Best demonstration of LeasePlan values - Respect - Matt Loveday, Avis
Best demonstration of LeasePlan values - Passion - Matthew Coulbeck, SGS
Best demonstration of LeasePlan values - Commitment - John Ellis, Nexus
Supplier employee of the year - Mark Callaghan, Blue Apple
Indirect supplier of the year - Abil Office Solutions
Driver TRI*M supplier of the year - FMG
Finally, LeasePlan awarded ‘Overall Supplier of the Year’ to Prestige Fleet Servicing for an outstanding level of service delivery and cost control through 2012, demonstrated by strong survey feedback from drivers.
Neil Dixon, head of procurement & supplier management at LeasePlan said: “We were delighted to recognise and celebrate the fantastic services provided by our suppliers over the past year.
“The event is unique in the industry and we hope all of our suppliers are rightly proud of their achievements in 2012. The awards help our partners understand our goals and recognize the crucial part they play in helping LeasePlan deliver industry-leading service.”
Matt Cranny, operations & service director at LeasePlan said: "This conference underlines the importance we attach to explaining our overall strategy with suppliers and the role they play in delivering it. I also believe it re-iterates our "we grow you grow" philosophy of channelling work to suppliers who consistently provide great service and value to our customers."