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Fleet200 Strategy Network: fleet decision-maker testimonials

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The new Fleet200 Strategy Network (previously Fleet200 Executive Club) brings together the UK’s most professional and forward-thinking fleet decision-makers with national/local government policymakers and leading industry partners (sponsors).

The purpose is to discuss transport policy, challenges, new technology, initiatives and best practice in a series of quarterly meetings.

Membership is free. If you're a fleet decision maker interested in joining the network and / or attending a meeting, email hayley.bradshaw@bauermedia.co.uk.

Here's how much some of the current members value the club and its meetings - that you could be a part of.

Fleet 200 testimonials.

Steve Winter, Centrica

It’s the chance to meet like-minded fleet professionals, there are a number of these types of organisations now and we could belong to many and spend vast amounts of time attending meetings workshops etc. however we only attend a couple of key ones, fleet news events and AFP. We consider this is where we meet and gain insight into the key areas effecting our short-, medium- and long-term strategies.

Moreover, it is a chance to talk to some key players and benchmark / use as a sounding board or test thoughts and strategies, all of which is free!

Our industry is going through really challenging but exciting times and none of us know all the answers and it is great sometime to bounce ideas around, however a new fleet manager where do they learn from? These types of events give people the knowledge and vision and ability to gain the experience of perhaps more grounded fleet professionals.

I always like the speakers, as the saying goes “every day is a school day” whilst not always relevant to what we may be doing but always great to make the contacts.

Matt Hammond, M Group

Roundtable conversations are most beneficial as it allows me to hear from and discuss with other fleet managers what they are doing in specific areas and see if their successes could be replicated my own fleet.

The opportunity to discuss policy with government and local policymakers would be very beneficial especially if we knew our experience and input was helping to shape future policy

Chris Connors, Countryside Properties

It’s a great networking opportunity and a chance to stay close to what is happening. Fleet in a lot of organisations is a lonely role. You have responsibilities but not always support, so it’s a chance to hear from others who share your situation.

Lee Jackson, head of fleet and transport at Marston Holdings

It’s great to be part of a very knowledgeable and experienced group of fleet professionals and being able to talk more specifically about the challenges we face. Also having presentations from associated bodies and case studies by our peers really helps to gain a better understanding of how best to manage our fleet.

I think an agenda item on future legislation or policy changes being proposed or made and a think tank session thereafter would be really beneficial for all fleet operators.

Graham Short, fleet manager at Culligan

It’s a lonely role and we all sit within various functions of our respective businesses. We are in unprecedented times so this is a great forum for us and I’m looking forward to sharing challenges, opportunities and witticisms.

Julie Fernandes, benefits and HR Associate at Epson Europe

It’s hard to keep abreast of any changes, especially when you have EMEA fleet responsibility. The networking, especially online events, are perfect for me.

Steve Openshaw, group fleet manager at Eric Wright Group

Fleet200 is a great platform for fleet professionals to meet and discuss current and future issues on fleet management. I do believe it is a great networking tool for those less experienced or new to fleet management to learn from seasonal campaigners.

Having speakers from leading figures in government, OEMs and supply chain to discuss proposals or issues that impact our industry is invaluable. I have made some great connections and picked up valuable nuggets at Fleet200meetings.

Mark Waby, procurement manager at Kuehne + Nagel

It’s good to share experiences and ideas among like-minded professionals

Lorna McAtear, National Grid

The industry is moving so fast, and we can’t know it all or have tried it all, so the knowledge from this (and the Fleet News at 10) is invaluable.

Andy Lamb, Volkswagen Group

Knowledge sharing is critical. The fleet I manage is quite different but there are numerous areas where member insights are very beneficial. The current dynamics of the industry are proving very challenging. In that regard, the fleet News at 10 webinars have proven to be invaluable.

Leroy Thomas, Affinity Water

The Fleet200 group includes the most experienced and knowledgeable fleet management colleagues in the industry. Benchmarking and hearing how others are dealing with similar challenges is useful and interesting. I look forward to attending in 2022.

Graham Telfer, Gateshead Council

It’s great to be a member of this group.

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