HAD a spot of lunch with Concept Vehicle Leasing’s Paul Bulloch yesterday.
A lot of people who were on cash for car allowances are now moving back into the company car
Paul always has some thoughtful insights on the market, and Paul reckons that Concept Vehicle Leasing is seeing a big move back into company cars from its clients.
“A lot of people who were on cash for car allowances are now moving back into the company car,” Paul said over some splendidly English pub grub.
“What we’re hearing is that due to issues of job uncertainty, employees don’t want to be left with a car they have payments on if they no longer have a job.
“If nothing else, it takes risk away from the individual as well as giving them the security of a company car.”
I asked Paul how his new app was coming along – part of Concept’s innovative approach to customer care (see Manage your company car with this new smartphone app).
“Actually, it’s not been bad!” said Paul. “We weren’t quite sure what to expect – except a fairly slow but steady take up. But in fact it’s been better than that. Although we could always do with more downloads!
“We’ve already had people using it to monitor business mileage, and the best thing – no, the most surprising – is that company car drivers are using the ‘wall’ facility to discuss issues. I wasn’t entirely sure they would – but they have, so I’m really pleased about that.”
I asked Paul for a follow up on how his Concept customers are using it for company car management – we’ll report on that later.