BVRLA has announced that membership hit a 20-year high in 2018, as the association scaled up operations to meet the needs of its increasingly diverse membership.
Representing over 980 organisations with a combined fleet size of over 5 million vehicles, the BVRLA has grown all membership categories, including brokers and associates, and many newcomers have been SMEs.
BVRLA’s chief executive Gerry Keaney said: “2018 brought unprecedented levels of uncertainty for UK business and as we can expect more of the same in the year ahead, the need for business support has never been greater.
“We expanded the team, extended the building, increased research, launched a new website and boosted our internal and external expertise. We are already starting to see the impact of this investment.
"Greater levels of engagement, higher volumes of interactions and increased operational effectiveness are being delivered across all areas of the association.”
The BVRLA kickstarted 2019 by publishing its latest business plan outlining three long-term strategic priorities: Business Growth, Brand & Reputation and Future Mobility.
The Business Plan also outlines steps being taken to ensure that the association continues to strengthen industry representation, provide a louder voice of influence, develop deeper industry insight and boast a wider service offering to deliver greater value to members.