Members of the Federation of Small Businesses will be able to take advantage of the FSB vehicle service, an initiative led by the federation and vehicle leasing company Ardal.
The federation’s 200,000 members will be able to purchase vehicles that are on special offer in order to improve their transportation services. As well as this, members will be offered specialist support regarding their future vehicle requirements.
‘‘Our members tell us they lack the in-house expertise to assess the various choices, and there’s no obvious third party that can readily provide impartial advice. We believe the new FSB Vehicle Services will bridge this gap and help our members save many thousands of pounds a year something in here,’’ stated Carol Undy, FSB Member Services chairman.
Another included service on offer is an online web portal which helps business owners who have no previous experience dealing with company vehicles. Incorporated into the portal is a calculator which measures a firm’s vehicle performance, taking cost, emissions and tax into account.
‘‘SMEs are the driving force for growth in UK business today. Today, over 60 percent of the vehicles we lease are provided to organisations that fund a smaller number of vehicles through us – sometimes one car or van,’’ said Elliot Woodhead, managing director of SME and partnerships at Arval.