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Safety on the agenda at the first Small Fleet Conference

Fleet News and sister publication Driving Business are teaming up with BMW and leading industry suppliers to present a conference for businesses running small fleets.

Organisations with between five and 50 company vehicles are eligible to attend the event, which takes place on October 8 at the Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, Warwickshire.

The structure of the event will be designed to help attendees’ businesses become more efficient by implementing new initiatives and assisting with the decision making process.

It will also keep SMEs up to date with the latest legislation that affects the way they run their vehicles, from health and safety to rules on taxation.

Confirmed speakers include Andrew Wetters, the Health and Safety Executive’s senior policy adviser for the workplace transport team, while Christopher Macgowan, former chief executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, will chair the event.

There will be plenary sessions around specific topics with discussion expected to focus around service, maintenance and repair of vehicles, the benefits of fleet software and how telematics systems can help reduce running costs and improve safety, as well as the challenges duty of care presents for small fleets.

Staff with responsibility for the following will find the event useful:

  • Fleet/transport managers
  • HR/facilities managers
  • Environmental officers
  • Operation managers
  • Financial directors
  • Purchasing managers
  • Fleet consultants
  • Policy/benefits advisers.

The event’s associate sponsors include the RAC, Fleetmatics and Halfords Autocentre.

Tickets, priced at £99 (excluding VAT), can be booked online at small-fleet-conference.fleetnews.co.uk/book, and include lunch, refreshments and entry to the Museum, home to the world’s largest collection of British Cars.

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