THRIFTY CAR & VAN RENTAL BECOMES FIRST SHORT-TERM HIRE SPECIALIST TO JOIN ICFM’S CORPORATE INVESTOR PROGRAMME

Posted On : 16th Aug, 2017

Vehicle rental giant Thrifty Car & Van Rental has become the latest company to sign-up to ICFM’s Corporate Investor Programme.

The company, which has vehicle rental locations across the UK, becomes the first short-term car and van hire specialist to join the programme.

Thrifty Car & Van Rental, like other recent recruits to the initiative including Auto Windscreens, Michelin, SG Fleet and Ambit, has joined at Affiliate Investor level, which enables the organisation to participate in ICFM events and gain access to the organisation’s vast wealth of resources.

Designed to appeal to employers that provide products and services to fleets, ICFM’s Corporate Investor Programme is in addition to its long-established three levels of individual membership.

The aim of the Corporate Investor Programme is to further raise the standards of fleet industry professionals and overcome a possible skills and knowledge shortage inside many employers. Additionally, member businesses also become more closely involved in ICFM initiatives, which include training for employees, the organisation’s annual conference and Masterclasses on key industry issues.

Caroline Gallagher, sales director, Thrifty Car & Van Rental, said: “Fleet management has become increasingly challenging and we support the work of ICFM in its education and training programmes which reflect the needs in this ever-changing arena. Thrifty Car & Van Rental is delighted to join ICFM’s Corporate Investor Programme and become more involved in the outstanding work it does to further professionalise the vehicle fleet management industry.”

ICFM sales director Peter Eldridge said: “We are delighted that another well-known fleet industry supplier in Thrifty Car & Van Rental, has recognised the value that ICFM can deliver through the Corporate Investor Programme and joined at Affiliate level.

“We hope that many other businesses will clearly see the value for money benefits of membership and the training and learning opportunities available and then enrol their employees in the various courses and attend our events, whether that be the ICFM’s annual conference or its Masterclasses tackling key fleet decision-maker issues.

“Investment in ICFM adds credibility and value to businesses and their employees and provides an invaluable network of contacts and benefits.”

Background information

ICFM’s Corporate Investor Programme provides employers with four levels of membership tailored to employee numbers and specific employer requirements:

  • Affiliate Investor – for businesses that have no immediate requirement for staff engagement as members of ICFM, but recognise the benefits of association. A range of added value benefits are available, including the ability to prominently display ICFM membership and attend and participate in the organisation’s events including the annual Conference as well as seminars so as to understand key industry issues. Affiliate Investor membership is £1,000 for 12 months.
  • Corporate Investor – targeted at businesses employing 10-50 people engaged in fleet-related activity. The benefits are similar to that for Affiliate Investors. Corporate membership is available in blocks of 10 at £50 per employee with a minimum charge of £500 for 12 months membership.
  • Tailored Corporate Investor – targeted at businesses employing more than 50 people engaged in fleet-related activity. The cost is bespoke to individual organisations based on the number of employees to be included. The benefits are similar to that for Affiliate Investors and, additionally, entitle an exhibition stand at the ICFM Annual Conference.
  • Tailored Corporate Investor Plus – provides an increased level of support to Tailored Corporate Investor membership via a consultancy service geared to analysing, assessing and accrediting organisation’s internal training processes and procedures specifically involving the fleet operation. ICFM will work in tandem with an employer’s own internal trainers and offer those individuals Associate Member status at no additional cost. The cost is on application.

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