FORS member cuts costs with Fuel Card Services
Tonbridge-based Barwit Control Systems makes life easier for countless thousands of people every day. While its people work around the clock refurbishing, servicing and repairing escalators and lifts, Barwit benefits from the help of Fuel Card Services. The company has been enjoying significant cost savings since switching from its previous fuel card supplier in 2015. Its membership of the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) entitles it to exclusive extra savings.
Jane Dodd, Barwit accounts director, said,”Cost management is essential and Fuel Card Services offers us much more than our former supplier. As a FORS Bronze member, we now pay significantly less than the pump prices we were previously charged and no longer have to pay a transaction fee every time that a driver refuels. If we ever need anything, I always call Rachel Pearson and get fast, friendly help. Talking to the same person every time is so much better than joining a call centre queue to talk to a random stranger.”
Barwit’s continuing success, with headcount more than trebled in under 20 years, means that fleet expansion is always on the cards. Its field engineers and other staff currently run three vans and six cars, using both diesel and petrol vehicles. They are all refuelled using fuel cards from Fuel Card Services. An exact fit with their requirements is achieved by providing drivers with a mixture of Shell and Texaco fuel cards.
Steve Clarke, group marketing manager for Fuel Card Services, said, “Barwit Control Systems, whether refuelling with petrol or diesel, are never far from discount fuel with no surcharges. Any of the 3,000 FORS-registered fleets can enjoy the same exclusive benefits. Saving money on thousands of forecourts is only the start. Fleet operators are increasingly concerned with knowing whole-life vehicle costs and we offer real help there. If they face stakeholder pressures on sustainability, we offer comprehensive emissions monitoring and a wealth of allied expertise.”
FORS members receive impartial advice on the most appropriate fuel cards for their individual needs, from a range that includes fuel cards that valid at BP, Esso, Shell and Texaco sites as well as independent chains, supermarkets and specialist diesel networks.back