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BVRLA welcome first rental broker member

By Kyle Linsay
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 12:00

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DEAL: BVRLA welcome Fownd

The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) are welcoming Fownd as their first-ever rental broker member.

The Solihull-based broker supply cars and commercial vehicles on behalf BVRLA members to a range of UK businesses, from giant corporations to small family firms.

By bringing rental brokers into membership, the Association claim they will be able to represent the entire vehicle rental sector for the first time.

All BVRLA Rental Brokers must pass the Association’s quality assurance inspection, participate in their conciliation service and sign up to their Code of Conduct.

Christopher Dean, Managing Director of Fownd, said: “High standards, trust and world-class customer care are at the heart of everything we do and what better way to have this acknowledged than being the founding member of the BVRLA’s rental broker category.

“We have worked with the BVRLA over the past few months to ensure this isn’t just a tick-box exercise – we have had to demonstrate that we can uphold the code of conduct and have our policies and processes audited.”

Paul Tuszynski, Head of Sales at Fownd, added that BVRLA membership would help his company establish trust with potential clients.

“Seeing the BVRLA logo has always instilled confidence in the mind of clients,” he said.

“Being a rental broker with membership sets Fownd apart from the crowd and will also allow greater contact with potential suppliers within the association.”

The BVRLA claim they hope to sign up a number of other UK corporate rental brokers in the coming weeks before widening their recruitment campaign to include brokers focused on the leisure market.

Gerry Keaney, Chief Executive of the BVRLA, said: “Developing this new membership category is vital if the association wants to continue raising standards and promoting best practice within the rental sector.

“We have had leasing brokers in membership for ten years now, and their tremendous progress is a fantastic blueprint for what can be achieved when all elements of the supply chain work together.”

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