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Indeed. What suits your SME business best? The SME Company Car of the Year Awards judges the best cars in the sector for the SME business user.
Manufacturers enter the cars they think are best in sector – and our independent panel of judges decides which is the best based on value, running costs, BIK and overall appeal.
Paul is the managing director of The Miles Consultancy (TMC), the fuel purchasing and mileage management specialists, as well being chairman of the Institute of Car Fleet Management (ICFM).
A qualified chartered accountant, Paul began his fleet career at Inchcape Fleet Solutions where he was head of finance and for four years before joining Alphabet in 2007.
At Alphabet, Paul was part of their executive team where he headed up all their sales and marketing activities, while leading innovation, development and delivery of new products into the UK market.
Paul was also chairman of the Business Car Manager SME Company Car of the Year Awards 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Martin Brown is the managing director and a shareholder of vehicle finance and fleet management group Fleet Alliance, which has a fleet in excess of 25,000 vehicles under management.
Although still only 42, Martin has been MD at Fleet Alliance for the last 15 years, making him one of the youngest and longest-serving MDs in the fleet industry.
At Fleet Alliance, he has an active and hands-on role in managing all aspects of the business - particularly the sales and marketing functions - and has been responsible for overseeing the company’s tremendous growth rate.
As well as heading Fleet Alliance, Martin is chairman of the Fleet Alliance Group, which embraces Neva Consultants and Intelligent Car Leasing. He has also served as chairman of the BVRLA’s leasing broker committee.
For car manufacturers, it’s the opportunity to have their cars and SME company car programmes validated independently.
For SME businesses, it takes away the difficulty of selection: here are the best company cars and company car programmes on the market for the SME sector.
|2013||SME Company Car of the Year||Mercedes E300 BlueTEC Hybrid G-Tronic Plus|
|2014||SME Company Car of the Year||Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 CDTi Design ecoFLEX|
|2015||SME Company Car of the Year||BMW 520d SE auto|
|2016||SME Company Car of the Year||Jaguar XE 2.0d R-Sport 163PS|
|2017||SME Company Car of the Year||Vauxhall Astra 1.6 CDTi Design 110PS ecoFLEX 5dr|
|2018||SME Company Car of the Year||To be decided|
|Best Value SME Company Car||To be decided|
|Best SME Compact Company Car||To be decided|
|Best SME Large Company Car||To be decided|
|Best SME Director’s Company Car||To be decided|
|Best SME Green Company Car||To be decided|
|Best SME Company Car Programme||To be decided|
|Best SME After Sales Programme||To be decided|