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Silverstone switches to Automotus for new website, increases trade through LinkedIn

New Silverstone Fleet Management website

SILVERSTONE Fleet Management has moved website providers and is now operating on an Automotus platform. The new website offers an improved user experience (UX) and increased automation for improved efficiency. Silverstone says it hopes the change will improve its customer satisfaction rating further and help the broker in the SME Northamptonshire Business Awards for Best Customer Service. Our new website benefits from…

Carparison snaps up stock of 100 Long Range Tesla Model 3s

100 Tesla Model 3s arrive at Carparison

EXETER broker Carparison has snaffled a stock of Long Range Tesla Model 3s. Some stock: 100 Tesla Model 3s to be precise. The cars, which can travel up to 360 miles on a charge, were delivered to the fast-expanding brokerage last week. Carparison says that as a result, it will be able to offer some of the most competitive monthly lease rentals…

Gensen updates online tax software for 21/22 tax year

Gensen update for 2122 tax year

THE Gensen suite of online tax consultancy tools, inceasingly used by brokers and leasing companies for customer consultancy, has been updated to reflect the start of the new tax year and changes introduced in the recent Budget. BCF Wessex, the software developers behind the Gensen tax calculators, said the latest version accounted for the BIK tax rates that apply until April 2025.…

Leasys launches Electric Days – three weeks of special offers

Electric Days from Leasys

THE leasing company and broker funder Leasys, along with FCA Automotive Services, is launching an Electric Days campaign. The campaign will run for three weeks starting today (12 April 2021) and features exclusive offers on electric models from both the Fiat and Jeep ranges. Special offers will be available on both personal contract hire and PCP if required. Among the offers is…

Simon West-Oliver appointed sales & business development director at AssetWorks International

Simon West-Oliver

WELL-RESPECTED industry executive Simon West-Oliver has left broker fleet management supplier ODO after 18 years to join AssetWorks. Based in Manchester, AssetWorks is a leading provider of fleet and asset management software and West-Oliver has been appointed sales and business development director. He is tasked with helping the AssetWorks team to build on its growing success as a global fleet management software…

‘Soft’ drop to EV sales following grant reduction

Volkswagen ID.4 1ST Edition

ELECTRIC vehicles took a drop in demand following the government change to the Plug-in Car Grant on 18 March 2021. But the change in EV orders – down by 24% – was described as ‘soft’ by Fleet Procure, the broker fleet procurement platform. Utilising the intelligence of its 61 broker database, Fleet Procure said that VW ID.4 sales were ‘fantastic’ pre-grant but…

Peter Vardy Group launches leasing brokerage, supports Scottish Rugby

Peter Vardy Group launches Leasing arm sponsors Scottish Rugby

Picture above from L-R – Scotland player Ali Price; chairman of the Peter Vardy Group, Sir Peter Vardy DL; Peter Vardy group chief executive, Peter Vardy; and Scotland head coach, Gregor Townsend THE Scottish dealer group, Peter Vardy, has launched a leasing broker division. Based in Motherwell, Peter Vardy Leasing was registered with the FCA on 10 March 2021 and was officially…

FLEETCOR takes stake in EV payment management firm Mina

EV charging - FLEETCOR takes stake in Mina

THE owners of the Allstar fuel card and Allstar One Electric fuel card, FLEETCOR, have taken a minority stake in Mina, a cloud-based digital software platform for simplifying charging and payments management. The Mina platform integrates with home and work charging points to accurately capture energy costs. It means the EV tech start up is now worth £6m, up from £2m a…