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Editorial director Ralph Morton at the 2015 Federation awards
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THE Leasing Broker Federation, formerly  the Small Fleet Leasing Federation, can trace its roots back to 2010. So here’s a bit of Federation chronology.

2010

  • A series of informal broker dinners held at The Wharf, Teddington: the idea of the Small Fleet Leasing Federation germinates.

2013

  • Launch of the Small Fleet Leasing Awards – supported by Volvo.
  • 21 Companies entered.
  • The Awards were celebrated at a “winners only” event in Mayfair for 18 people.

2014

  • The Small Fleet Leasing Awards grows.
  • Partners are Alphabet, Arval, Lex Autolease and Network.
  • Sponsors are Advanced Driving Techniques and Nexus Vehicle Solutions.
  • Awards chaired by David Brennan.
  • 34 Companies entered.
  • The Awards were celebrated in Piccadilly by 40 short-listed entrants, and partners and sponsors.

2015

  • In January 2015 The Small Fleet Leasing Federation launches.
  • A new dedicated section on Business Car Manager website is created, and a weekly email newsletter, providing industry information and news, is circulated to members.
  • 68 Leasing Brokers join The Small Fleet Leasing Federation.
  • The Small Fleet Leasing Federation sponsors the BVRLA Broker Karting Event in Milton Keynes.
  • Partners are Alphabet, Arval, Lex Autolease and Network.
  • Sponsors include Advanced Driving Techniques and 3 Sixty Solutions.
  • Vehicle sponsor of the regional broker dinner events is Infiniti offering special lease terms and test drivers for brokers.
  • Regional networking events held in four venues – Newbury, Alderley Edge, Cardiff and Brighton – were attended by 70 members and supporters – representing 25 different brokers.
  • Small Fleet Leasing Awards overhauled with new categories to better reflect the sector.
  • David Brennan continues as Chairman.
  • Over 40 companies enter the 2015 Awards.
  • End of year Federation luncheon and awards ceremony held in Corrigan’s of Mayfair on November 26 with over 70 attendees.

2016

  • Federation rebrands to Leasing Broker Federation in response to growth of the channel. Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions joins as a Federation partner along with Alphabet, Arval and Lex Autolease.
  • Sponsors include Advanced Driving Techniques, 3 Sixty Solutions and The Creative Merchants.
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Publishing director Nick Ratcliffe, left, at an awards luncheon

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