Three more leading fleet industry suppliers join ICFM’s Corporate Programme
Three more major organisations operating in the company
car and van sector have joined ICFM’s
rapidly expanding Corporate Investor Programme, which is designed to
appeal to employers that provide products and services to fleets.
organisations are: The Accident Exchange Group of companies, which offers
protection and monitoring services as well appropriate replacement vehicles
following non-fault accidents; Chargemaster, the UK’s leading provider
of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and operator of the UK’s largest
electric vehicle public charging network; and vehicle leasing and fleet
management specialist Pendragon Vehicle Management.
aim of the Corporate Investor Programme is to further raise the standards of
fleet industry professionals and overcome a possible skills and knowledge
shortage inside many employers. Additionally, member businesses also become
more closely involved in ICFM initiatives, which include training for
employees, the organisation’s annual conference and Masterclasses on key
The ICFM, now
in its 26th year, is the UK’s only independent, not-for-profit
organisation dedicated to furthering the education and advancement of car and
light commercial vehicle fleet management.
Providing services from asset protection and telematics
to post-accident replacement vehicles for fleets of all sizes, Accident
Exchange’s affiliation will see it participate in key ICFM events tackling
issues facing the fleet sector.
Scott Hamilton-Cooper, Director of Sales and Operations at
Accident Exchange, said: “The ICFM is committed to continually raising
standards through the delivery of its training programmes and promoting
excellence in fleet management.
“These are values we felt resonate with our own as we
continually strive to deliver excellence in our operations, for the benefit of
our customers and to aid our continued growth. Our Corporate Investor Programme
membership of the ICFM is therefore a natural step, complementing our business
“As a leading
provider of services to the fleet sector, we realise that our investment in the
ICFM adds credibility and value while providing an invaluable network of
insights, contacts and benefits. We’re looking forward to rubbing shoulders
with other leading fleet service providers who have also joined this growing
Chargemaster was the headline sponsor of last month’s ICFM
2018 Annual National Members’ Conference, which attracted a record 250 fleet
David Martell, the company’s Chief Executive, said:
“Whereas early electric vehicles were really only suitable for low-mileage
private users, electric cars on the market today are proving hugely appealing
to fleet operators and drivers alike. The number of electric cars available
will increase dramatically over the coming years, and we predict huge demand
from fleet operators as they seek to reduce their running costs and emissions.
“Joining ICFM’s Corporate Investor Programme will help us
interface with the most progressive fleets in the UK, assisting them in their
switch to electric vehicles. Our range of services, from workplace charging
points, to company-wide access to the UK’s largest public charging network, are
tailor-made for businesses looking to electrify their fleets.”
Pendragon Vehicle Management, a previous National
Members’ Conference sponsor, with more than 17,000 vehicles on contract hire,
said it was “excited” to support the
ICFM’s mission of promoting excellence in vehicle fleet management practices
and enhancing personal development and career prospects in the sector.
Divisional Managing Director, Pendragon Vehicle Management, said: “The ICFM and
Pendragon Vehicle Management both share a vision of excellence in the fleet
management arena and we are delighted to continue our affiliation. We look
forward to supporting the Institute by sharing our learnings and best practices
with fleet managers, whilst making our facilities available to host
masterclasses and seminars.”
ICFM sales director Peter Eldridge said: “The Corporate Investor Programme is
gaining significant impetus and the decision of Accident Exchange, Chargemaster
and Pendragon Vehicle
Management continues that momentum.
“We hope that many other businesses will clearly see the
value for money benefits of membership and the training and learning
opportunities available and then enrol their employees in the various courses
and attend our events, whether that be the ICFM’s annual conference or its
Masterclasses tackling key fleet decision-maker issues.
“Investment in ICFM adds credibility and value to
businesses and their employees and provides an invaluable network of contacts
Among companies that have also joined ICFM’s Corporate
Investor Programme since its launch are: Ambit, Auto Windscreens, Geotab,
Michelin, SG Fleet and Thrifty Car
& Van Rental.