SPONSORS of the Business Van of the Year Awards, Vansdirect, were part of an expert panel at the recent BVRLA Outlook Conference represented by ceo Jane Pocock.
It’s been an action packed period for the Vansdirect team, which was recently named Best Van Leasing Broker in the 2017 Leasing Broker Awards for the second successive year, while Jane has recently joined the BVRLA board.
Jane was part of an expert panel Q & A session invited to represent the leasing broker sector, after the conference was opened by BVRLA chairman and LeasePlan managing director Matt Dyer.
The panel also consisted of Tim Porter, managing director Lex Autolease (pictured with Jane above), Jon Lawes, managing director Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions, Bob Baille of URG and James Taylor from DriveNow.
The topics covered during the Q&A included:
- Personal Leasing,
- Mobility Solutions,
- Air Quality
- and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems.
“It was a great forum to discuss industry experiences and insight from a broker perspective in comparison to the major vehicle providers, and our future plans impacting on the market.
“I thought it gave a comprehensive view for the audience who were very engaging. It is an exciting time for brokers to embrace compliance. Being flexible smaller organisations we can adapt quickly and effectively to change, and for sure we have a lot of change coming with alternative fuel and electric product, and evolving consumer purchasing behaviours.”