Virgin Money appoint CLM to manage fleet maintenance
By Kyle Lindsay
Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 12:00
SIGNED: CLM bag Virgin Money fleet deal
CLM are to manage the maintenance on Virgin Money’s 48-strong vehicle fleet, after beating three other companies to the bumper deal.
The UK newest bank operate 43 cars across their distribution team and fleet of pool cars, plus five light commercial vehicles.
Virgin Money wanted to roll out a national maintenance management policy to cover the cost-effective and regular servicing and maintenance of the vehicles.
Geoff Bagley, Business and Support Services Manager for Virgin Money, said: “We selected CLM for our fleet service, maintenance and repair work for a number of reasons.
“A reduction in cost was a factor, but more important was our perception of the service levels that CLM could provide, and their company culture and philosophy.
“The culture of our suppliers is very important to us and CLM have the customer-driven service ethos and approach that we were looking for.
“They represented a very good fit with us from that point of view.”
CLM will capture all drivers’ mileages online to ensure that regular service intervals are not missed and servicing can be booked in line with manufacturer schedules.
Their maintenance management service provides drivers with access to a national network of preferred franchised, non-franchised, and mobile repairer servicing outlets.
CLM are typically able to reduce SMR costs for their clients by 8-10%.
Rob Wentworth-James, Head of Sales and Marketing at CLM, added: “Naturally we are delighted to welcome Virgin Money to the CLM client portfolio, and are looking forward to providing a first rate maintenance management service which not only drives down their costs but also ensures the continued mobility of their drivers.”