GLASGOW-based vehicle leasing and fleet management company, Fleet Alliance Group, has seen a surge in its managed fleet to 37,000 vehicles valued at £1billion.
The Fleet Alliance Group fleet has expanded rapidly from 25,000 vehicles to 37,000 in less than a year. The significant growth would place it at number 12 in the FN50 table of leasing companies.
During the same period, the Group has arranged funding worth £160 million for around 8,000 new cars in the SME and fleet market. The Group – which comprises Intelligent Car Leasing and Neva Consultants – says it can attribute the increase in business thanks to its intensive and dedicated work with key partners.
Recent corporate fleet deals include the provision of 550 vehicles for Manheim Auctions across its 16 sites in the UK.
Martin Brown, managing director of Fleet Alliance, believes the company is ‘bucking the trend’ and said: “Our team is resolutely focused on key business goals and building positive partnerships.”
Having smashed a key milestone, Fleet Alliance Group is looking to increase its workforce by 50% during the next 18 months, and is negotiating a second office suite at its Glasgow Skypark HQ. This will be used to house its growing team of tech and customer service staff.
“We are planning for greater growth in the coming months. We don’t intend to stay still now,” Brown added.
Formed 17 years ago by Martin Brown and Allen and Marjory Flynn, the current 100-strong workforce is based in Finnieston, Glasgow.
The company’s growth has been underpinned by strong business and community ethics. Since 2008, it has raised and donated more than £500,000 to local charities such as the Maggie’s Centres, The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice, Celtic FC Foundation and local foodbanks.
Fleet Alliance has been named the UK’s top vehicle leasing and fleet management company for customer service in the ExpertEye Awards in four out of five years. It has also earned the Great Place to Work Accolade (awarded by the Great Place to Work Institute) for seven consecutive years.