THERE is a new face looking after the expanding company car business of the RAC, following the appointment of Andy Caine as Business Development Manager.
Andy boasts 16 years of company car experience, working in road safety and accident management in operational, sales and account management roles, so is seen as the perfect person to ensure the RAC is offering the best possible service to its business clients.
He is now based at the RAC’s Bescot, Birmingham headquarters, a familiar landmark to anyone sitting in the perennial queues at the M6/M5 junction, and SMEs, mid-market and large corporate fleets all come under his brief.
According to Andy the RAC’s extension into company cars is working well as road safety and risk prevention is increasingly at the heart of these solutions.
“It is also an interesting time for the market and the RAC is in an ideal place to offer a range of bespoke services and products that benefit customers in their daily lives, as well as their organisation’s overall efficiency and effectiveness,” he says.
“All of these factors together mean I feel I can truly contribute to the aims of the RAC’s Business Services operation and to the businesses we work alongside.”
The RAC’s head of Accident Management Jim Monteith believes Andy’s expertise and first-hand knowledge of both how the fleet market operates and how it is changing will be highly beneficial to the organisation.
“His insight and passion for the job translates into a strategic and practical approach, which has already made significant business inroads both for our customers and our own operations,” Jim says.
The RAC’s enhancement of its services follows a recent survey it commissioned, which showed that the multi-tasking roles expected of company car managers were stressing them to dangerous levels – especially in small and SME fleets. You can read more about the survey here.