LONDON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Fleet Alliance, which provides vehicle funding and fleet management services, has been named the inaugural Small Fleet Leasing Company of the Year.
“It is fantastic for Fleet Alliance to be recognised by Business Car Manager, and some of the leading players in the fleet sector. Whilst we are confident that we have a strong offering, it is extremely satisfying to have this re-affirmed by others within the small fleet leasing sector.”
Unanimously voted the overall winner, Fleet Alliance also collected top honours for Best Small Fleet Leasing Company over 250 sales and for Best Small Fleet Leasing Programme.
Martin Brown, managing director of Fleet Alliance, said: “It is fantastic for Fleet Alliance to be recognised by Business Car Manager, and some of the leading players in the fleet sector. Whilst we are confident that we have a strong offering, it is extremely satisfying to have this re-affirmed by others within the small fleet leasing sector.”
At a time when banks are still being criticised for their lack of lending to SMEs, the Awards spotlight how small lease funding businesses are doing the opposite: keeping SMEs mobile with new cars and vans and successfully capitalising on the more favourable economic climate.
The Finance & Leasing Association confirms the growing SME optimism: new business deals (of up to £20m) grew by 6% during July; sales finance grew by 17%, with funding for commercial vehicles up by 16%, and car finance by 5%.
Supported by MAGMA Automotive, Network (part of LeasePlan) and Volvo Car UK, the Small Fleet Leasing Awards also recognised:
- Concept Vehicle Leasing - Best small fleet leasing company: fewer than 250 vehicles sales
- Nationwide Vehicle Contracts - Best small fleet personal lease company
- Low Cost Vans - Best small fleet van leasing company
- Fleetdrive - Best small fleet green leasing company
- Vanleasing.com - Small fleet leasing new marketing initiative award
- CBVC Vehicle Management - Small fleet leasing customer service excellence award
Ralph Morton, editor of Business Car Manager said: “The Small Fleet Leasing Awards reflect the excellent service and funding lines small fleet leasing firms offer to the SME community – especially when bank funding seems to be a closed door to them.
“As SMEs plan for growth, the small fleet leasing sector has responded to these needs and is benefiting from the current growth in their financing requirements.”
For information about The Small Fleet Leasing Awards go to: http://www.businesscarmanager.co.uk/fleet-alliance-wins-small-fleet-leasing-awards/.