Membership of the Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP) is now available through its new website – www.theafp.co.uk.
The new trade and training association was formed from merging the existing Association of Fleet Operators (ACFO) and Institute of Fleet Management (ICFM).
Co-chair of the new group, Paul Hollick (pictured), believes the move will make joining the AFP easier for both fleet decision-makers and corporates.
He said: “The reception to the creation of the AFP has been very positive across the industry.
"It was a move that made perfect sense to us at this moment in time and, we are pleased to report, has also been greeted as the right decision by our members and others.
“They recognise that the combined organisation can achieve much more than the individual elements.”
Existing corporate members of both ACFO and the ICFM are gradually being moved over to the AFP, but Hollick says that there has also been “substantial interest” from new potential members, hence the launch of the online application option.
“This makes joining the AFP a very easy process for any fleet decision makers or corporate members that can be completed in a matter of minutes,” he said.
“At a point in time such as now, when fleet expertise is vital for organisations who want to contain costs and improve efficiency, the support that we can provide is excellent value for money, we believe.”
Membership of the Association of Fleet Professionals will cost £299 for fleet decision-makers.
Corporate membership is available at three levels: silver costing £500 and providing two employee memberships; gold at £1,000 with four employee memberships; and platinum at £2,000 with eight employee memberships. All prices are exclusive of VAT.
Depending on the corporate membership level chosen, a wide range of added value benefits are available including discounts on employee training, the ability to provide company information on the AFP website, and opportunities for corporate promotions during AFP webinars and other events.
Hollick said: “We’ve spent quite a lot of time ensuring that the website is very much up to the standards that would be expected of a professional membership body in 2020 and will be adding further options, including new developments for online training that very much fit in with the coronavirus lockdown. More information will be made available on this development soon.”