Fleet training organisation ICFM has announced three new additions to its corporate investor programme.

The new members are Accident Exchange, which offers protection and monitoring services as well as replacement vehicles following non-fault accidents, Chargemaster, which provides electric vehicle charging infrastructure and operates the UK’s largest public charging network, and Pendragon Fleet Management, a vehicle leasing and fleet management specialist.

ICFM says the aim of its corporate investor programme is to further raise the standards of fleet industry professionals, and overcome a possible skills and knowledge shortage inside many employers.

Additionally, member businesses will also become more closely involved in ICFM initiatives, including training for employees, the organisation’s annual conference and masterclasses on key industry issues.

ICFM sales director Peter Eldridge (pictured) said: “The corporate investor programme is gaining significant impetus and the decision of Accident Exchange, Chargemaster and Pendragon Vehicle Management continues that momentum.

“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.”

Accident Exchange director of sales and operations Scott Hamilton-Cooper said: “ICFM is committed to continually raising standards through the delivery of its training programmes and promoting excellence in fleet management.

“These are values we felt resonate with our own as we continually strive to deliver excellence in our operations, for the benefit of our customers and to aid our continued growth.” 

Chargemaster chief executive David Martell said: “Joining ICFM’s corporate investor programme will help us interface with the most progressive fleets in the UK, assisting them in their switch to electric vehicles.

“Our range of services, from workplace charging points, to company-wide access to the UK’s largest public charging network, are tailor-made for businesses looking to electrify their fleets.”

Pendragon Vehicle Management divisional managing director Neal Francis said: “We look forward to supporting ICFM by sharing our learnings and best practices with fleet managers, whilst making our facilities available to host masterclasses and seminars.”