THE broker/dealer procurement platform provider, Fleet Procure, took a novel approach to its first conference by mixing a bit of business with beer, prosecco, pizza and super tech mini golf.
Held at Puttshack, west London on Monday night (January 20, 2020), the event was hosted by editor of Broker News, Ralph Morton.
Fleet Procure partner relations manager, Arron Mogridge (pictured above), presented an overview of the platform’s progress in 2019 and outlined key updates for 2020.
Mogridge said that 16 broker partners and 67 subscribed dealer partners had between them delivered 3,028 cars and 1295 LCVs to a value of £126.8m during 2019. Meanwhile an important addition had been the tactical campaign facility, which Mogridge marked as a key driver for growth in 2020.
“In addition, our ambition for 2020 is to onboard nine more brokers to take our broker partner total to 25 with the aim of delivering 7000 orders. These will be underpinned by tactical campaigns for partners only, linking with manufacturers, funders and dealer partners for unrivalled offers.”
Also presenting at the Fleet Procure Conference was guest speaker Ed Hollands, who explained how his idea to put advertising on lorries received backing from TV’s Dragons Den, and Morton on ‘Expect the Unexpected’ in 2020, a year full of surprises.
Fleet Procure Conference awards
The formal part of the evening was rounded off with an awards presentation for Fleet Procure suppliers, including the broker voted Recognition Award, which went to Stephen Bentley from Ocean BMW, and the Manufacturer Award which went to Mitsubishi and was accepted by corporate sales manager Lucy Keslake.
Here is the full list of Fleet Procure award winners.
Volume supplier of the year
Winner: RB Associates. Commended: Marshall Motor Group and Mercedes-Benz Retail Group.
Dealer group – volume supplier of the year
Winner: Harwoods JLR. Commended: Marshall Motor Group and Lookers.
Dealer best service award
Winner: Ray Chapman Motors. Commended: Sandown Mercedes and Snows Kia.
Manufacturer volume supplier of the year | cars & vans
Winner: Mercedes-Benz (703 vehicles). Commended: Ford (664 vehicles).
Broker dealer of the year
Winner: Harwoods JLR. Commended: Ocean BMW and Sandown Mercedes.
Broker manufacturer of the year
Winner: Mitsubishi. Commended: Jaguar Land Rover and Mercedes-Benz.
Ralph Morton is the leading journalist in the leasing broker sector and editor of Broker News, the website which provides information and news for BVRLA-registered leasing brokers. He also writes extensively on the fleet and leasing market in both the UK and Europe.