LeasePlan has been named Best LCV Lease Provider of 2016 by the Vans A2Z editorial jury, for the fourth year running.
The awards category (sponsored by Manheim Remarketing) recognises leasing suppliers who not only demonstrate excellent customer initiatives, provision of cost efficiencies and service excellence, but also those who demonstrate a dedication to customer care and the customer experience.
Mark Lovett, Head of Commercial Vehicles at LeasePlan commented, “We are delighted to receive the award for Best LCV Supplier of the year. I am hugely proud of the entire team at LeasePlan and the award is testament to the continuous hard work and dedication of all team members.
“Managing a car fleet correctly is key to keeping those vehicles on the road; however, managing a commercial vehicle fleet is a whole different set of requirements. A vehicle off the road becomes a very expensive asset to have. Applying a HGV discipline to running our commercial vehicle fleet is paramount to ensuring every vehicle is out generating a return for its business.
“This year we have seen significant successful gains in business in both large fleet and SME areas, which reflects our ability to clearly demonstrate that we fully understand the specialist needs of commercial vehicle operators and can factually prove that our expert advice, customer satisfaction, products and solutions, will have a clear and measurable impact on fleets of all sizes.”
LeasePlan scooped the title in recognition of its conscious effort in the transition between being a leading car lease provider, to fully understanding and appreciating the core differences and requirements of the professional LCV user.
Neil McIntee, Editor of Vans A2Z, said: “LeasePlan has shown a robustness around its thinking and philosophies in bringing about continued innovation while still focusing on the day-to-day business as usual activity. This is backed up by its significant successful gains in business in both large fleet and SME areas. A substantial growth with strong business retention reflects its commendable attitude to customer liaison and satisfaction.
“LeasePlan demonstrated its customers’ best interests are always paramount with outstanding professionalism and a willingness not to just work for the customer, but with the customer, in all areas this sector requires.
“Its continued development and integration of technology and system enhancements alongside a continual investment in new people, have allowed LeasePlan to offer an increased portfolio of services throughout the last year; LeasePlan takes the LCV Lease Provider Award for the fourth consecutive year.”
The annual awards were presented at an industry lunch held at Twickenham Stadium on Thursday 3rd February.