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ICFM is sorry to announce that its former chairman, Tom Madden, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 29th. Tom’s passing was not sudden or unexpected as he had been unwell …
Fleet decision-makers are wading through unchartered waters with the volume of transformational challenges taking place in the industry, but they must use the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, experience and …
Just wanted to say a big thank you! I have really enjoyed the broad range of modules within ICFM course, enabling me to gain an insight into the different areas of car Fleet management and experience its diverse nature within our own business. The job based assignments reports, allowed me to develop more knowledge and practical skills to carry out and consistently exceed my every day job tasks. I appreciate all your help.
I have received my certificate through yesterday and would like to thank you for taking me through this journey, as to be honest I was a bit apprehensive about taking the fast track module on due to my lack of specific experience with regards to the running of a fleet operation. Although this has been hard work ( which it should be ) I am lucky enough to have had the support of my management. Every time I have returned to work from a module the knowledge gained has given me an understanding on why specific decisions are being made, I have been able to have an input on making changes to process that I would never have been either confident enough to or be able to put my proposals forward in the right manner.
The company I worked for was sold last year. I now work for the parent company as the Group Fleet Manager, overseeing 9 individual companies fleet operations within the group! Was 300 vehicles, now 1700 Vehicles all across the UK.
A big thank you to yourself, and the other tutors at the ICFM for helping me progress.
As you can see by my company signature at the bottom of this email, I recently got promotion to Fleet Manager and it is for this reason I am emailing you. I would like to thank you and everyone involved, for the invaluable instruction I received on my course, the certificate I received as a result is undoubtedly the catalyst to my success.
I look forward to seeing everyone at the ICFM conference, where I will bring my new Fleet Administrator, Lorien English. It is my intention to put forward Lorien for the’ Introduction to Car Fleet Management ‘course and the conference would be the ideal place for her to meet others in the industry, which as we know is invaluable.
Participating in training though the ICFM has allowed me to not only grow my experience of Fleet management but also provided a valuable insight into the way that other companies work and handle challenges that we also face. I have been able to apply skills and knowledge learnt into improvements in processes. For me the personal benefits have had the biggest impact as the course has given me the confidence and knowledge to cement my position and influence within the company.
Joining the ICFM was the best career decision I have made and I am grateful that my company has supported me throughout the training. As well as gaining a professional fleet qualification, it has provided knowledge which has been instrumental in changing both the administration and management of our fleet operation. By following ICFM best practice principles we have saved roughly 8% of our overall fleet spend within the first 3 years as well as improving our duty of care commitment to our drivers. Our accident rate has been reduced by 70% over the same term. The course has given me the confidence to make key decisions and enabled me to review and improve existing procedures and practices. The ICFM is an organisation that all companies should be looking at to ensure that effective fleet strategies are put in place.
The BVRLA’s Professional Fleet Consultant Development Programme developed in conjunction with the Institute of Car Fleet Management (ICFM), is targeted at sales and business development executives within BVRLA member companies. The four day training programme equips participants with the skills and knowledge to align their sales role more closely with the demands and responsibilities of the client fleet manager.
The programme, launched in October 2008, has been enthusiastically welcomed by the leasing and fleet management industry, which has seen its customers grow more sophisticated in their business processes and, as a consequence, more demanding of their service providers. BVRLA members recognize the value in an industry –acknowledged qualification that demonstrates both their investment in employee development and their commitment to understanding the needs of their customers.
The BVRLA chose to work with the ICFM because of its accredited training programmes and its expertise in delivering training to fleet managers. Currently 40 business executives from 18 BVRLA members have benefited from the attending the programme so far and further programmes are scheduled for 2010. It has been praised for providing the fleet sales consultant with much needed accreditation and helping to build mutual understanding and respect among clients and prospects alike. It is also seen as ideal preparation for tapping into the needs of the client before preparing a proposal.