About Nick Jones

Nick has over 15 years experience of the fleet industry working in a European consultancy role for GE Fleet Services, HSBC Vehicle Finance and Lex Autolease. Nick has also purchased fleet management services when he was Head of Sourcing, Fleet at procurement outsourcing company Xchanging and latterly Head Of Procurement, Logistics at the COOP.

May 2020

Mobility as a Service


Mobility as a Service | Definition Mobility as a Service or MaaS is defined as “is the integration of various forms of transport services into a single mobility service accessible on demand” (Source: MaaS Alliance).  The blend of transportation services will include public transport, taxis, bikes, scooters, hire or leased vehicles. The aim of [...]

Mobility as a Service2020-05-20T17:39:39+00:00

The Grey Fleet


The Grey Fleet The Grey Fleet is a term used to describe employee owned vehicles which are being used for business travel. Describing this area of the fleet as "grey" is a very apt term because normally this mode of transport is often not managed or even ignored by senior management. It can [...]

The Grey Fleet2020-05-05T09:36:35+00:00

April 2020

A Guide to Fleet Risk Management


Fleet Risk Management | A Guide Background Driving at work is one of the most dangerous activities which an employee will undertake making Fleet Risk Management a key activity within organisations. According to Brake, the road safety charity 1,784 people were killed and 25,511 were seriously injured on the roads in Britain [...]

A Guide to Fleet Risk Management2020-05-05T09:39:19+00:00

December 2019

Fleet Management Outsourcing


Fleet Management Outsourcing Fleet management outsourcing has grown in popularity in recent years. At a time where there are cost challenges for most businesses, outsourcing is being used by businesses as a method of reducing the costs of providing fleet by outsourcing non-core activities. Outsourcing is the contracting to a third-party provider [...]

Fleet Management Outsourcing2020-05-05T09:41:55+00:00

Fleet Market PESTEL


Fleet Market PESTEL Fleet Market PESTEL (Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Legal and Environmental) analysis is a framework for businesses. This tool helps to identify the various external factors that might affect a business and specifically the running of the fleet. The goal is to figure out just how the different factors influence business [...]

Fleet Market PESTEL2020-05-05T09:46:24+00:00

Fleet Category Management


Fleet Category Management In this blog we look at global fleet category management and approaches for fleet procurement professionals.  We have seen many different approaches from single sourcing across all countries to multi-bidding requirements in each country.  So, which one is best? Category Management is defined by CIPS as "a strategic approach [...]

Fleet Category Management2020-05-05T09:41:13+00:00

November 2019

Cash Allowance or Company Car


Cash Allowance or Company Car In many businesses, employees entitled to a company car will get a choice between choosing a company car or a cash allowance. For many this is a difficult choice with a number of different factors to take into consideration.  The changing economic situation and fiscal framework has [...]

Cash Allowance or Company Car2020-05-05T10:03:53+00:00

Managing Supplier Change


Managing Supplier Change Why Change? Managing supplier change is seen by many organisations as risky, time consuming or difficult.  Everyone remembers an experience where things haven't gone as well as planned! There can be many reasons for wanting to change suppliers.  Some suppliers can become stale if they have been the supplier [...]

Managing Supplier Change2020-05-04T16:27:35+00:00