THRIFTY Car & Van Rental has become the latest company to sign-up to ICFM’s Corporate Investor Programme.
The company, which has vehicle rental locations across the UK, becomes the first short-term car and van hire specialist to join the programme.
Like other recent recruits to the initiative including Auto Windscreens, Michelin, SG Fleet and Ambit, Thrifty joins ICFM at Affiliate Investor level, which enables the organisation to participate in ICFM events and gain access to the organisation’s vast wealth of resources.
Designed to appeal to employers that provide products and services to fleets, ICFM’s Corporate Investor Programme is in addition to its long-established three levels of individual membership.
The aim of the Corporate Investor Programme is to further raise the standards of fleet industry professionals and overcome a possible skills and knowledge shortage inside many employers.
Member businesses also become more closely involved in ICFM initiatives, which include training for employees, the organisation’s annual conference and Masterclasses on key industry issues.
Thrifty sales director Caroline Gallagher said: “Fleet management has become increasingly challenging and we support the work of ICFM in its education and training programmes which reflect the needs in this ever-changing arena.
“Thrifty Car & Van Rental is delighted to join ICFM’s Corporate Investor Programme and become more involved in the outstanding work it does to further professionalise the vehicle fleet management industry.”
ICFM sales director Peter Eldridge said: “We hope that many other businesses will clearly see the value for money benefits of membership and the training and learning opportunities available and then enrol their employees in the various courses and attend our events, whether that be the ICFM’s annual conference or its Masterclasses tackling key fleet decision-maker issues.
“Investment in ICFM adds credibility and value to businesses and their employees and provides an invaluable network of contacts and benefits.”