New week, new opportunities


As we well and truly move into September, I mentioned previously that Euro 6 was well on the way and in fact some drivers were already concerned with the cost of Adblue.  From the 1st September we have seen the introduction of Euro 6 emission standards for all new cars and vans, the start of the Safer Lorry Scheme in London (fact sheet on the web site if you want to know more), so please if you haven’t done so review all your policies, expenses and communicate out to your driver population what these changes mean. Alternatively call me it won’t cost you a penny to have a  5 minute chat with me. I am really pleased to announce that we have finalised the setup of SPLAT Somerset Promotion, Learning and Training (SPLAT), a Community Interest Company (CIC) and a social enterprise with my colleague Rob Rudd. The SPLAT team is comprised of individuals with extensive, high level corporate experience offering training for personal and business development. The organisation is accredited by The Academy of International Management, which also validates all courses.

CICs are a special type of ‘not for profit’ limited company designed to target communities disadvantaged in some way. All profits from SPLAT commercial activities fund projects to help rurally isolated young people and people of any age disadvantaged through reasons such as homelessness, addictions, offenders and ex-offenders and through disability.  All the course that we run will help support these activities and all companies that support their staff with their own learning and education can be proud to know that they are contributing towards the training of those less fortunate and is a great way to support your own corporate social responsibilities. I am so proud to be associated with SPLAT and really look forward to having the opportunity to help make a difference to those that need it most. Further information is available at

Finally, as HMRC releases the industry update on the company car park, the numbers remain stagnant so leasing companies will need to diversify to continue to grow which most of the top 10 have done.  The issues still remain the same what differentiates them all and how can you ensure that the leasing company works for you and has your fleet at the centre of its operations?  It is well known that fleets can let costs creep as the eye goes off the ball on fleet once contracts are awarded.  Let us help you manage your fleet and your suppliers so costs never increase!!  Give us a call to see how we can help, 5 minutes on the phone and you will be surprised how much we both can learn.