ACFO and ICFM announce closer working relationship
07 May 2010
The fleet industry's two trade associations have announced a closer working relationship, with the Institute of Car Fleet Management aligning itself closer with the Association of Car Fleet Operators.
"As a result of closer collaboration, it is hoped each organisation will be able to introduce themselves to a wider group of industry operators who may benefit from membership of the respective organisations," read a statement from the two associations. The co-operation will cover "areas of mutual benefit", and will include reciprocal representation at each other's annual conferences and meetings, and it is hoped that by forging closer links, the two associations will "strengthen the knowledge and professionalism of the fleet industry".
"Over the last few years, ACFO has grown in stature and recognition and is now a very well respected voice both within industry circles and the corridors of Whitehall alike," said Roddy Graham, chairman of the ICFM. "ACFO's strength is in lobbying and working with Government departments, motor manufacturers and other organizations on key issues that impact on the sector. Additionally, it holds free local business and networking meetings through regional branches to ensure members are in touch with all the key issues."
"By working more closely together we hope that membership of both organisations will increase. There are many delegates at ACFO meetings who are relatively new to fleet management and their operational experience and knowledge will undoubtedly increase through ICFM training," said ACFO chairman Julie Jenner. "Equally, we know that ICFM members will benefit from joining ACFO. The mutual collaboration will be a win-win for both organisations and their respective members."
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