LeasePlan UK has extended its vehicle servicing, maintenance and repair relationship with Niche Fleet Support for a further two years, with a further option beyond that. Through its managed independent repairer network, Niche has been working with LeasePlan since the beginning of 2010. Following a tender process Niche has been awarded a further contract until the end of 2012 to provide SMR services to LeasePlan’s maintained contract fleet throughout the UK.
Neil Dixon MCIPS, Head of Procurement & Supplier Management at LeasePlan UK commented: “We have now enjoyed a growing business relationship with Niche since the beginning of 2010 during which time Niche has expanded its core network, and delivered on our key service objectives. During the next two years we expect further developments to be rolled out as we drive for even greater service performance and driver satisfaction.”
Joe Bhamra, MIMI, Operations Director of Prestige Motor Care Ltd, said: “During 2010 we have seen a significant rise in business levels across all our channels to market. In particular, the Niche Fleet Support business, which offers lessors a set of key management, information and performance benefits, has been growing rapidly as we roll out our network relationships into a truly national offering. We are pleased to acknowledge the support we have been given by LeasePlan throughout this period, and delighted to have been awarded this contract extension.”
PMCL Chairman Bill Daulby FIMI paid tribute to the quality of the Prestige Motor Care team. “Since the acquisition of Prestige Car Servicing and Prestige Fleet Servicing in March 2010, we have been delighted at the rate of personal development of many of the excellent people already in the businesses. This has enabled us to accelerate the development of our “real-time” Unity operating platform, roll out a series of performance management measurements and develop new business opportunities much more quickly than we had anticipated. We expect 2011 to be a year of expansion and innovation across all our channels to market, including Niche Fleet Support, Niche Grey Fleet Care and our widening employee and affinity programmes.”