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Alphabet celebrates public sector success

Alphabet is celebrating after a series of contract wins in the latter part of 2012 saw the organisation’s public sector fleet grow by five 5%. New batch deliveries have been made to Yorkshire Ambulance Service, the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Kent County Council and Suffolk County Council; all driven by cost saving initiatives within those organisations. Working with leading independent public service advisory organisation, Sector Treasury Services Ltd (Sector), Alphabet was also appointed to the West Midlands Ambulance Service Vehicle Supply Framework and the Halton Housing Trust Contract Hire Framework. 

Clive Buhagiar, head of public sector at Alphabet, comments: “We’re very proud of the good work being done by the public sector team at Alphabet, which has been nominated for a number of customer service awards in the past six months. We work closely with our customers to provide the best possible mix of flexible transport solutions, from corporate car sharing to fleets; short-term rental to salary sacrifice. The growth of the public sector fleet in recent months is testament to the commitment and expertise of the Alphabet team.” 

The Ambulance Vehicle Supply Framework is available for use by all NHS Ambulance Services and other eligible Trusts. Alphabet’s appointment forms part of a multiple supplier contract which runs to December 2015. The Halton Housing Trust Contract Hire Framework is available nationally to all housing associations, local authorities, NHS trusts and other public sector bodies. Alphabet has been appointed to both frameworks, the tender processes for which were managed by Sector.

James Russell, executive director and head of advisory services at Sector, comments: “Sector delivers independent advisory services to public, not-for-profit and private sector organisations. When it comes to funding vehicles, plant and equipment, our team structures and sources optimum funding solutions to ensure organisations achieve both value for money and real money savings. By securing inclusion on these two key frameworks, Alphabet had to demonstrate a clear understanding of the requirements of the client organisations and that it is competitive in terms of its service offering.”

In other developments, as part of its ongoing growth, Alphabet has recently supplied a fleet of 40 Hyundai i30 Estates to Yorkshire Ambulance Service, while a mix of 29 LCVs and cars has been supplied to Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Kent County Council has received 12 pool Mitsubishi Outlanders from Alphabet, while Suffolk County Council has received a mixed batch of 60 vehicles to support its pool car fleet and greatly reduce its rental spend. All the vehicles are leased on a contract hire basis.

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