Glasgow based Fleet Alliance was named Leasing Broker of the Year at last week’s Leasing Broker Federation’s annual awards.
Fleet Alliance was one of three shortlisted leasing companies for the award, which included Concept Vehicle Leasing and Synergy Automotive.
Chosen by the panel of independent judges, Fleet Alliance managing director, Martin Brown, was presented with the award at the Leasing Broker Federation’s annual awards evening and dinner at RSA House, London, held on November 23.
Along with the overall title, Fleet Alliance also collected the Best Large Leasing Broker Award, and the Best Large Leasing Broker Customer Service Award.
Martin Brown of Fleet Alliance commented: “To scoop three awards was a brilliant result for the Fleet Alliance team. The competition in our categories was incredibly tough, which makes the winning even more satisfying. It was also very pleasing to have the quality of the business recognised by such well-respected industry figures.
“On a broader level, the Leasing Broker Awards are further evidence of the continuing growth, maturity and innovation of the leasing broker sector.”
Of the other shortlisted companies for Broker of the Year, Concept Vehicle Leasing won Best Small Leasing Broker and Best Small Leasing Broker Service Award, while Synergy Automotive won Best Medium Leasing Broker and Best Medium Leasing Broker Customer Service Award.
Other winners included Nationwide Vehicle Contracts (Best Marketing & Technical Innovation Award), Fleetdrive/DriveElectric (Best Green Leasing Broker Award) and Vansdirect (Best Van Leasing Broker). While the judges awarded a special ‘Spirit of Broking Award’ to Cameron Clarke Leasing.
The awards were sponsored by BMW/MINI, Hyundai, Nissan, Lookers Sheffield and Carmmunity.
Chair of the judging panel, Jo Elms, commented: “The broker sector is bucking the market trend and has yet again has seen significant growth in volume and profitability this year.
“And reading through this year’s submissions it’s really easy to see why. Brokers are doing a great job for their customers. They offer great value for money, combined with exceptional customer service.
“That’s what makes customers keep coming back again and again; refer their friends and family. What customer doesn’t want to deal with businesses that offer such a great combination?”
The awards, run by the Leasing Broker Federation, were judged by:
Graham Conway, head of Partner at Alphabet
Todd Williams, head of broker at Arval
Steve Cocks, director of Lex Autolease Broker Division
Chris Swallow, national sales manager – associates at Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions
Paul Hollick, chair of the ICFM & managing director at TMC
Matt Bristow, manufacturer sales director, BCA
Chair Jo Elms, of automotive and leasing consultancy ESE Consulting, is a former head of LeasePlan’s Network franchise and commercial director at LeasePlan.
Picture Caption: Judge Steve Cocks, director of broking division Lex Autolease (left), celebrates the Broker of the Year Award with Fleet Alliance’s Martin Brown, and chair of the judges Jo Elms.
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Leasing Broker Association
The Leasing Broker Awards is run by The Leasing Broker Federation, an independent membership organisation supporting leasing brokers and operators across the UK.
The fundamentals of the Federation are to promote the leasing broker sector (through awards, research and news stories) and provide networking and new business opportunities.
In 2017 the Leasing Broker Federation is supported by partner funders: Alphabet, Arval, Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions and Lex Autolease.
The Federation was launched in January 2015 as the Small Fleet Leasing Federation, before rebranding to the Leasing Broker Federation in January 2016 to recognise the increasing influence of the channel on the new car and new van markets.