Review of 2014

2014 was another eventful year for us. Here are some highlights.

  • Projects for investors
    • Major reviews of UK leasing/fleet management sector for 4 potential investors
    • Worked on 8 smaller advisory projects, mainly for potential investors
    • Helped a private equity company buy a UK company that has a large fleet
  • Projects for fleet managers
    • Fleet review for a large national charity, a major utility and 4 other businesses
    • Fleet benchmarking for a technology company
    • Helped two major groups go out to tender for their global fleet requirements
  • Projects within the fleet industry
    • Helped two major lessors revolutionise the way they do their pricing
    • Helped a telematics company refine its service for the fleet market
    • Helped arrange the sale of one of the world’s largest leasing groups
    • Supported the development of carbon heroes
    • Ran several educational events
    • Judged the UK Small Fleet Awards and the SME Company Car of the Year Awards
  • Writing work
    • Two books published – Company Car & Van Tax and Whole Life Costs
    • Wrote monthly columns for Fleet Week and quarterly articles for Fleet Leasing (Fleet News)
    • Edited/wrote the Asset Finance Pricing Review for Asset Finance International
  • International Auto Finance Network
    • Co-founded the IAFN (with Asset Finance International magazine)
    • Helped organise two IAFN conferences
  • Other
    • Gave four public talks, mainly on fleet- and pricing- related topics
    • Had 9,000 visitors to our website
    • Sold 2,800 books

Our plans for 2015 include:

  • Working much more closely with a major UK accounting/consulting practice
  • Building on the success of the IAFN conferences
  • Implementing pricing software and solutions in a number of finance and leasing companies
  • Publication of at least two leasing/fleet management books