Award-winning PVS appoints Podbury to support further growth
award-winning fleet consultancy and advisory service Puddy Vehicle Solutions
(PVS) continues to expand with the appointment of Kelly
Podbury as business manager.
Mrs Podbury’s main responsibilities at PVS will be to support the
day-to-day activities of the business, supporting new business development,
office management and continuing to develop the company’s profile through
positive PR and marketing.
PVS was launched 18 months ago by Marcus Puddy, who has a near
30-year fleet industry career behind him. Prior to launching PVS he was director
commercial vehicles at Lex Autolease, the UK’s largest contract hire and
leasing company, and also had responsibility for managing the 6,600-strong
Lloyds TSB Bank company car fleet.
Last autumn PVS won
the New Business of the Year title in the 2016 Somerset Business Awards after
identifying how clients, many of which are blue chip, could make savings
totalling more than £64 million across their fleet operations by implementing a
wide range of best practice efficiencies.
Mr Puddy said: “PVS continue to expand because the company is at
the cutting-edge of
fleet strategy. Continuing growth is based on innovative thinking by providing
unique and professional services to major organisations.
“Kelly’s appointment further supports PVS’s growth strategy as she
will provide support to our customers. Additionally, with her professional and ‘can
do’ approach I know she will delight customers and support the company’s
ongoing commitment in providing the best service to all.”
Mrs Podbury started her working life in the Royal Navy as a communicator
with ships and shore establishments around the world. On leaving the
Women’s Royal Naval Service, she has worked in the office environment in
management and organisational roles.
Mrs Podbury joined PVS from Weston College of Further and
Higher Education in Weston-super-Mare, the top performing college in the South West
of England, where she worked in the creative arts faculty, managing the
administration team, organising events, planning and managing projects, whilst
ensuring policies and procedures were adhered to throughout the faculty.
Describing herself as “highly organised and efficient, a great
communicator with a positive outlook on everything”, Mrs Podbury said: “I have
already seen the significance of the fleet industry to UK Plc and how fleet operations
are business-critical for many organisations. Taking into account the
complexity of many fleets, I feel confident that I can add value at PVS in what
is already an exciting business.”