8-9 October 2024
NEC, Birmingham

Fleet News June 2021 Digital Issue


This article first appeared in the June edition of Fleet News.

Priceless insights into the hottest issues affecting fleets will be delivered at this year's Fleet & Mobility Live


The issue and long -term challenges of moving people and goods around will be addressed at this year’s Fleet & Mobility Live, at the NEC Birmingham on October 5 and 6. The event, curated for fleet decision-makers by fleet decision-makers, will identify the most pressing issues facing fleet and mobility professionals to form best practice sessions to tackle them head on.

The Fleet & Mobility Live Visitor Advisory Board (VAB) (see panel members) is made up of leading professionals in the fleet and mobility industries to ensure relevant and topical content is delivered in the event’s three theatre areas: Operational Excellence, Strategy and Benefits Box.

Benefits Box is new for 2021 and is especially tailored for HR and finance executives involved in company car provision, through salary sacrifice or PCH and affinity schemes. Also new for this year is a Local Authority Hub, which will put local authority decision-makers face-to-face with their fleet constituents.

The UK business fleet programme will also recognise how companies are preparing for the business mobility as a service (MaaS) revolution and how the responsibilities of fleet decisionmakers are expanding beyond automotive and will, ultimately, encompass all areas of mobility.

The role of mobility manager encompasses areas such as active travel, alternative fuels, subscription services, public transport and car/ ride sharing schemes.

Core fleet principles on how to improve your car, van and truck operations will, of course, also be covered, including how to bring electric vehicles (EVs) onto your fleet policy and how to establish a workplace charging infrastructure in the build-up to the 2030 ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans.

Topics covered at the show will include: transport decarbonisation and what it means for fleets, future tax predictions, driver training and risk assessment challenges brought on by Covid-19, getting the most out of telematics, driver and staff recruitment, how salary sacrifice schemes can encourage employees into EVs, alternative fuels, autonomous technology and implementing eMobility strategies, among many others.



Fleet and Transport: Learn about legislation and taxation changes, the latest cost-saving opportunities, risk analysis and management, how to adapt to new technologies, and more.

Travel and Mobility: Prepare your fleet for the business MaaS revolution. Learn how cities are changing with the adoption of mobility platforms, how connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) technology will transform the industry and how fleets are thinking beyond automotive.

Directors & Senior Management: Learn from senior peers how to lead your business forward with fleet management best practices. Get to grips with legal requirements, cost-saving opportunities, how to manage your vehicles and drivers, and more.

Procurement: Get the latest guidance on procurement skills, wholelife costs of fleet contracts and tips on managing suppliers. Learn from the experts how to drive business value with best practices in fleet purchasing and supplier management.

Finance: Learn how to manage your fleet for optimum tax planning and efficiency. Get the latest guidance on company car taxation and approaches to different vehicle funding and benefits.

HR: Learn how to improve driver well-being and better manage risk and fatigue. Get to grips with the latest legal requirements and regulations for protecting your fleet and remaining compliant. Visitors will also have the chance to enter into high-level discussions with a full range of manufacturers, service providers and fleet suppliers to enable faster, better decisionmaking in managing their fleet. All speakers will be experts in their fields, either fleet decision-makers or representatives of specialist industry bodies and organisations. There will be no sales pitches.



The Fleet and Mobility Live Visitor Advisory Board was created to ensure the show meets the needs of fleet decision-makers, be they fleet managers, travel/mobility managers, in procurement, finance or HR.
The panel meets every two months with the Fleet News team to discuss new ideas and agree on the core content driving the best practice and strategy sessions. VAB members manage fleets ranging from fewer than 100 vehicles to more than 1,000. They are:

  • Amanda Bullough, EMEA benefits lead, Siemens
  • Chris Connors, head of facilities & fleet, Countryside Properties (UK)
  • David Taylor, reward and benefits manager, Wesleyan,
  • Debbie Floyde, fleet & risk manager, Bauer Media
  • Duncan Webb, head of fleet, ISS
  • Fraser Crichton, corporate fleet operations manager, Dundee City Council
  • Jerry Ward, manager, legal operations, John Lewis Partnership
  • Lorna Carpenter, global fleet manager, Aveva
  • Lorna McAtear, fleet manager, National Grid
  • Peter Weston, fleet manager, Arcus
  • Matthew Hammond, head of fleet, MGroup Services Plant and Fleet Solutions
  • Rory Morgan, head of logistics support, Iron Mountain
  • Alison Moriarty, fleet risk director, Driive



Don’t just take our word about the quality of content and unique networking opportunities delivered at Fleet & Mobility Live. The 2020 show was heaped with praise on social media following last year’s event, held virtually because of the pandemic.


“Great day yesterday at virtual Fleet and Mobility Live, really interesting and thought-provoking seminars”
Alison Moriarty, Fleet Risk, Director at Driive

“Very impressed with the virtual Fleet and Mobility Live event. Excellent choice of suppliers to engage with, and some really clever tech to make it an enjoyable user experience, well done guys!”
Colin Jones, Fleet Manager at Cancer Research UK

“Thoroughly enjoying the Fleet & Mobility Live virtual conference today. Interesting and insightful discussions with virtual stands and knowledgable guest speakers”
Lorna Carpenter, Fleet Manager at Western Union


It’s the goal of Fleet & Mobility Live for every delegate to come away energised with new ideas to lay the foundations for an effective and efficient fleet operation.

LEARN: There will be sessions focusing on strategy, operational, HR and finance.

DEBATE: Each seminar will have time allocated for lively a Q&A session.

NETWORK: Fleet & Mobility Live is a great way to extend your professional network.

VISIT EXHIBITORS: Fleet & Mobility Live represents the perfect opportunity to identify those with the potential to become a supplier. It’s a space where you can gain a second opinion on suppliers outside the confines of a tender process.

ASSESS SUPPLIER COMPETENCY: Expect more depth than a brochure and friendly chit-chat with potential suppliers. Assess basic levels of supplier competency and ask if they’re already working with similar fleets and companies.

ADVICE: The Advice Centre, run by the VAB, is a dedicated zone for employees in every area of fleet management, from fleet departments to procurement, HR and finance to secure free advice and find solutions to pressing issues.

REVIEW: There will be a dedicated resource after the event at where every presentation made during the Strategy, Operations and Benefits Box Theatres will be made available to download and review.

This article first appeared in the June edition of Fleet News.