Chevin Fleet Solutions

Chevin software for Derbyshire County Council

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Bondholder Chevin Fleet Solutions, a global provider of fleet management software, is poised to implement FleetWave at Bondholder Derbyshire County Council.

On hand to support approximately 1,400 vehicles of all shapes and sizes – 800 of which are corporately owned, with an additional 600 maintained on behalf of other organisations including emergency services – FleetWave will be used to manage entire vehicle lifecycles.

Derbyshire County Council chose FleetWave to replace its previous out-dated management system after evaluating several software solutions. Specifically, Derbyshire’s procurement manager was looking for “an internally hosted fleet and workshop management solution, with associated support services” to efficiently manage its fleet.

Additional services include data migration; implementation; training; consultancy; maintenance and ongoing technical support.

Home to a large variety of vehicles and assets – from HGVs to cars, vans and flatbeds – Derbyshire County Council’s fleet is responsible for the creation of approximately 13,500 workshop jobs per year.

Once implemented, FleetWave will be used to support 70 system users based across five different sites, located in both back office environments and workshops, and will be integrated with its finance system, SAP.

David Gladding, Global Sales and Marketing Director at Chevin, said: “FleetWave’s comprehensive capabilities will be used to automate and streamline a large number of manual and labor-intensive processes at Derbyshire County Council, to effectively manage the entire lifecycles of each vehicle and asset within its fleet.

 “We are pleased to be able to help Derbyshire County Council meet its fleet management needs.”

Chevin's Global Growth

Bondholder Chevin Fleet Solutions has confirmed 21% global business growth, attributing to a number of key activities and initiatives including significant product developments; prestigious award wins; world-class customer service; and local team expansion.

Ashley Sowerby, Managing Director at Chevin Fleet Solutions, said: “Chevin’s growing success is a reflection of our software’s evolution, and the ongoing enhancements, updates and improvements we are making that address new industry trends and evolving customer needs in fleet management and beyond

“Among new and legacy clients, FleetWave is more than just a centralised system for managing entire fleet operations. It is now increasingly used as a business intelligence tool by entire organisations.”

Other, notable developments and achievements during 2017 include: numerous prestigious award wins and recognitions – from ‘The Best Global Fleet Management Software Provider’ at the Software and Technology Awards to ‘Innovation in Risk Management’ at Fleet World Honours 2017 and ‘Business of the Year’ at fellow Bondholder East Midlands Chamber Derbyshire Business Awards.

Chamber Celebrates Derbyshire Businesses

The Derbyshire Business Awards 2017, hosted by Bondholder East Midlands Chamber, took place last week at fellow Bondholder Derbyshire County Cricket Club's 3aaa County Ground, and a number of Bondholders walked away with top accolades. 

The awards recognise businesses across Derbyshire which have pioneered new concepts and innovation, excelled in commercial enterprise or distinguished themselves with their attitude to workforce development.

Bondholder winners include Purpose Media, Talk Staff Group, Hodgkinson Builders, Derby Museums Trust, Frame Fast UK and Chevin Fleet Solutions

Marketing company Purpose Media scooped the Marketing Campaign of the Year award. 

Matt Wheatcroft, Managing Director of Purpose Media, said: “This award win is really special to us. We’ve won several awards over the years in recognition of our business performance, but to get another award which recognises our strengths in marketing – after being named as the Derby Telegraph’s Creative Business of the Year, in June – is fantastic."

New Bondholder Talk Staff Group was awarded Commitment to People Development award. 

David Orange, Sales and Marketing Director at Talk Staff Group, said: “We are delighted to win this award, not only recognising our success but having worked with our teams on their own individual success too. This is an opportunity for them to celebrate with us.”

Zachary Beer from Bondholder Hodgkinson Builders was awarded Apprentice of the Year. 

Derby Museum Trust's Director of Resources, Mohammed Suleman walked away with the Entrepreneur of the Year award. 

Mohammed said: “It’s an absolute honour to have even been shortlisted. There were some great entrepreneurs in the draw and to win it was not only a shock but also absolutely overwhelming.

Even though my name is on the trophy, this award is for everyone involved with Derby Museums. It’s for all of us, because without them it would not be possible for me to win this. I want to thank the judges and the Chamber for providing me with such an amazing opportunity.”

Manufacturer of the Year was awarded to Bondholder Frame Fast UK.

Bondholder Chevin Fleet Solutions was awarded two accolades at the ceremony. Not only did the firm win the Excellence in International Trade award, but they also walked away with the Business of the Year award. 

Ashley Sowerby, Managing Director of Chevin Fleet Solutions, said: "I was delighted to receive this award on behalf of the whole team at Chevin. We were honoured to have been chosen, bearing in mind the quality of the businesses represented at the awards.

"I would like to thank all of the those who have supported the journey so far, in particular my wife Tracey who has been at my side since we set out 27 years ago."

Chevin in the Driver's Seat

Bondholder Chevin Fleet Solutions is set to provide support to the Driving & Vehicle Standards Agency’s (DVSA) new ‘Earned Recognition’ pilot scheme. 

Chevin’s advanced reporting system FleetWave® will be used to automate reporting processes for the new DVSA Scheme.

Ashley Sowerby, Chevin Managing Director, said: “The Earned Recognition scheme has the potential to be game-changing, because it will allow the DVSA to concentrate its resources on the areas of concern within the commercial vehicle sector, while still being satisfied that excellently-run fleets continue to operate to a high standard, and then letting them get on with their business.

“But for that to happen, the DVSA need well-presented, very accurate, complete records and verifiable data, and through our award-winning FleetWave solution and the mobile app which allows fleets to complete vehicle inspections which are downloaded straight into the system, we are delighted to work with them to provide that.

“As a result, we have been speaking to a number of our clients – some of them very large, very well-known brands – about joining the scheme. This is a partnership between all stakeholders that will be for the good of the industry as a whole in recognising best practice, streamlining inspection, saving money for businesses and significantly improving fleet vehicle off-road time.”

Chevin's Global Expansion

Bondholder Chevin Fleet Solutions has completed a deal in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as part of its expansion in international markets.

The Belper-based company is providing a fleet management software system to the United Nations Development Programme, which works tirelessly to help the poor in the war-torn state.

Chevin, whose global sales increased 56% in 2016, already has contracts with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees and the office of the United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees.

Its software has also been vital to the management of the huge fleet of the World Food Programme in helping it to reduce costs, whilst achieving its aim of providing food and other aid to those in need.

The latest contract was sealed by David Gladding, who was recently promoted to the position of Chevin’s Global Sales & Marketing Director.

David said: "We are a world leader in fleet management software because we have a superb product and also because we work so closely with our clients. Wherever they are in the world, our staff will meet with them and work out a precise solution.”

David has also been key to Chevin’s latest expansion in Australia which has seen it sign deals with both South Australia Police and Life Without Barriers - a not-for-profit organisation which provides care and support to more than 11,500 people living in their own homes or managed residential housing. Life Without Barriers has used the fleet management system to make more informed decisions about how to use its vehicles and not waste money.