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FleetLocum fleet management company to expand in UK

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Fleet management company FleetLocum is to expand in the UK, offering organisations fleet and mobility decision-makers on a temporary or interim basis.

As part of this, it is looking to recruit more expertise to meet anticipated demand, while simultaneously establishing the business in the UK.

Tony Donnelly, chief executive of Goodwood Corporate Mobility, parent company of FleetLocum, said: “FleetLocum has been in existence for more than five years but delivered its services through a partner based in Belgium.

“I am keen for FleetLocum to establish itself in its own right in the UK, while also continuing to operate overseas, providing clear advice and leadership working with SMEs and major corporate, public and voluntary sector fleets.

“Fleets are going through unprecedented levels of changes, but many organisations have in past years made the professional fleet manager job redundant, outsourced operations to vehicle leasing and fleet management companies and, subsequently, placed responsibility for fleet operations with personnel in HR, finance, procurement or travel management roles.

“Many organisations have decided that fleet is a non-core activity, but those same companies and public and voluntary sector employers would, I believe, find it difficult to function efficiently without an effective, well-managed company car and van operation.

“Furthermore, they lack the in-house knowledge and experience to focus on strategy and cost management around issues such as fleet funding, vehicle choice lists, operating policies and corporate risk in a changing world.

“FleetLocum manage fleets remotely or take a position inside a client’s business with our professionals using their experience to deliver change and cost savings over a period of time that will ensure a vehicle operation is both fit for purpose and fit for the future.”

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