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.
Running a major fleet demands tight cost control and JCDecaux keeps refuelling costs down with the help of Fuel Card Services. The world’s leading outdoor advertising company has media sites throughout the UK, serviced by a fleet operating from nine locations nationwide. Its 320+ vehicles are all refuelled using fuel cards from Fuel Card Services.
JCDecaux switched from its previous supplier to find better service and value. Fred Joseph, assistant fleet manager, said, “Any query or request meant sitting in a call centre queue. They were already charging pump prices, then introduced transaction charges on top. Just one weekly refuelling per vehicle would cost £30,000 more annually, so we needed a better deal. Fuel Card Services is better in every way, from the personal service to the real cost savings.” Continue reading
SugaRich works with some of the UK’s best known food brands to transform former foodstuffs into revenue, while meeting sustainability challenges. However efficiently these companies manufacture such products as bakery, confectionery, cereal, biscuit and similar foods, some processing surplus is inevitable. SugaRich makes sure that this is not wasted, recycling it to produce high-energy livestock feeds.
As a truly nationwide company with manufacturing facilities across the whole of the UK, SugaRich serves clients from small family businesses to international giants. It collects and processes the food wastes, then supplies the resulting animal feeds to compounders, blenders and even directly to farms. The materials are transported in purpose-built containers, carried by a fleet of more than 30 vehicles. This specialist fleet is refuelled using BP and UK Fuels fuel cards supplied by Fuel Card Services.
Cheshire-based Sandwich Express has come a long way from making horse-drawn deliveries, almost 100 years ago. Today, the family business has a growing fleet of catering vans, serving customers across the county and beyond. The vans are custom-built for Sandwich Express with refrigeration and heating, making each one a café on wheels. They all run on low-cost diesel, thanks to Shell fuel cards supplied by Fuel Card Services, part of The Fuel Card Group.
Martin Drury, Sandwich Express MD, said: “Managing costs is critical in catering and fuel represents a significant element for a business like ours, constantly on the road. Our Shell fuel cards mean that we regularly pay up to 4p per litre less than pump prices, regardless of where the drivers refuel. As a bonus, being notified each Friday of our fixed diesel price for the coming week is a real help in cashflow planning. Even better, we do not have to factor in the transaction charges and network fees that other suppliers charge.” Continue reading
Where in Scotland could you have found a hippo, 60 years ago? Just a stone’s throw from the picturesque Helmsdale Harbour, on Scotland’s North Sea coast, you can still find Rapson’s. Back in 1954, Rapson & Sons had a fleet which included a Leyland Hippo, a truck design that had been around since the 1930s. Today, Rapsons vehicles are rather more impressive.
Rapsons still offers haulage, but also enjoys a reputation for vehicle recovery and a full range of garage services, including MOT testing and all manner of vehicle repairs. Its fleet includes five HGVs used for moving freight, plus a service van and heavy and light recovery vehicles. All of these vehicles are refuelled using Texaco fuel cards, provided by Fuel Card Services, a Fuel Card Group company. Continue reading