Air quality, future of mobility, fairer tax and Brexit to be BVRLA's 2020 focus
10 March 2020
Author: Illya Verpraet
The BVRLA held its annual dinner in London last week, honouring some of the achievements in the industry and setting out its priorities for the year ahead.
The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association held its annual dinner at the London Hilton, hosting 750 guests.
Chairwoman Nina Bell said in her opening statement: "Your association has continued to focus on strengthening our industry's reputation, ensuring that we have a loud voice with government policymakers, and we are using that voice to open more doors in the corridors of power than ever before.
"In 2020 we are focused on tackling the big issues facing our industry including clean air zones and the raft of emerging air quality measures, the future of mobility, data and digitalisation, a fairer motoring tax regime and not to be forgotten - doing business beyond Brexit."
It also presented a number of awards. Peter Cakebread, MD of Marshall Leasing, received the Freddie Aldous Outstanding Contribution Award, for his 20 years of work in the association.
Naomi Kerr and Emma Gilmour from Arnold Clark Car & Van Rental achieved the joint highest score for the BVRLA IMI Rental Operator Skills Award, while Rachael Dean of Alphabet and Jo Humphreys of Low Cost Vans were both awarded the BVRLA Industry Hero Award, recognising their performance and exceptional contributions in their respective fields and organisations.