A new fleet consultancy company, Fleet Concerns, has been set up by industry stalwart John Given.
Most recently the sales and marketing director of Pendragon Contracts, Given also spent time leading the sales teams at GE and Manheim, but is probably best known for the 20 years he spent at Autolease as sales director.
The new consultancy will work with customers on all areas of fleet spend and the contracts and arrangements fleets have with their suppliers and potential suppliers. Its purpose is to ensure that ‘whole life costs’ of a fleet are the minimum they can be, whilst ensuring a safe and motivational policy for the drivers.
“After 30 years in the business I suppose you could say I’m turning from poacher to gamekeeper,” Given said.
“Fleet Concerns is all about enhancing the relationships between fleet suppliers and fleet customers, and ensuring the terms for vehicle supply and service contracts are the best they can be, especially around peripheral or unforeseen expenditure areas.”
“Our remit can include a full fleet evaluation to examine existing processes and costs, to identify areas for improvement and immediate cost savings, or we can fully prepare and manage a tender process for supplier choice. Alternatively we can get involved towards the end of a negotiation pre supplier choice, to drive additional savings, add value or highlight and negotiate more favourable terms.”
“Over many years I have worked with some fantastic customers, colleagues, and even competitors, many of whom I still regard as friends. A number of them are already lined up to support and work on Fleet Concerns projects, where their specific knowledge and skills will add value and drive savings for our customers,” added Given.