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Silverstone frustrated at tackling ‘relentless’ industry challenges

Silverstone frustration at relentless challenges

SILVERSTONE Fleet Management has said that continued issues in vehicle supply have created a frustrating and turbulent trading period for both the firm and the industry in general.  A combination of Brexit, worldwide pandemic, fuel shortages and rising costs, plus vehicle supply problems largely because of semi-conductor shortages have been bad enough. The recent conflict in Ukraine has hindered things further because…

BVRLA urges Chancellor to #SeeTheBenefit

BVRLA offices

THE BVRLA is calling on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to support the uptake of electric cars by keeping Benefit in Kind (BIK) rates low beyond the current 2024/25 published figures. Pointing to the success of the current tax system for electric cars, the #SeeTheBenefit campaign is encouraging industry professionals to write to their local MP to educate them on how company…

CLM announces management buy out

CLM Fleet Management buy out

CLM Fleet Management has confirmed that it is now an independently-owned business, following the completion go its management buy out (MBO). Formerly part of the Maxxia Group, fleet management specialists CLM is now owned by a management team consisting of CEO John Lawrence, CCO Andy Short, and CIO Andrew Beard. The deal comes after the team negotiated a deal with Maxxia’s backers,…

Leasing Options celebrates long-serving team members

BN LeasingOptions LongService

LEASING Options has surprised two of its longest-serving members of stand, presenting them with gifts at the company’s recent Jubilee party. Celebrating 20 years at the Manchester-based car leasing company, Rob Heys and Michelle Fairclough were each presented with a personalised Mont Blanc pen and £1,000 cash. The tokens of appreciation from Leasing Options are thanks for the hard work they have…

Vauxhall and carwow extend strategic partnership

carwow and Vauxhall partnership extended

CARWOW and Vauxhall have signed up to extend their strategic partnership for the remainder of 2022. It means the British manufacturer continues to have access to carwow’s marketplace expertise for the second half of the year. The primary aim of the partnership, which has proven successful since its creation in 2019, is to help drive growth in Vauxhall’s share of electric vehicle…

Lex Autolease supports Great British EV Rally

GB EV Rally

THE Great British EV Rally is set to take place from 4th to 8th July 2022, seeing teams of drivers complete the more than 1,200 miles from John O’Groats to Lands End. Supported by Lex Autolease and organised by GreenFleet, the event aims to showcase British EV excellence, with a variety of vehicles and drivers to complete the challenging course. Following on…