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FMG GEARS UP FOR ROAD SAFETY MESSAGE
10 October 2012

FMG - the UK's only incident management company dedicated to reducing the frequency and impact of incidents - has reaffirmed its commitment to accident prevention with the appointment of a new Strategic Account Director in charge of Risk, Paul Holmes.

Paul joins with a wealth of experience in automotive safety, having previously been Fleet Director at AA DriveTech. His appointment comes shortly after FMG announced a corporate sponsorship of road safety charity, Brake, with whom the company are working with on a number of initiatives in the run up to Road Safety Week, which will take place from 19 November.

FMG's unique offering, which focuses on the proposition of "Prevention is Better than Cure", tailors solutions to help companies reduce the frequency and impact of accidents. This is against the backdrop of an industry which has a reputation for making money when accidents do happen.

FMG has developed a programme of events, scheduled to take place along the theme of road safety. The company held an internal Road Safety Day at their Huddersfield head office on Tuesday 9 October, where all colleagues were encouraged to take part in a series of events aimed at safer driving. Brake and The Institute of Advanced Motorists were amongst those presenting to FMG's 350 employees throughout the day, on a range of issues. Paul Holmes said: "Our approach to incident prevention gives us a unique insight into the fleet industry and we're delighted to be working alongside Brake in the run up to Road Safety Week. Our own Road Safety Day was designed to give all our people the chance to think about the way they drive and hear from the experts, proving we practice what we preach. I'm excited to be working for FMG, with their strong emphasis on accident prevention. I'll be involved in building and promoting a driver risk suite of services to expand on FMG's already considerable offering in that area."

John Catling, FMG's CEO, said: "Paul's appointment underlines FMG's commitment to accident prevention, and he’s already been busy promoting our message internally and to our wider customer base. We're excited to continue our relationship with Brake as a corporate partner and our Road Safety Day will hopefully get people thinking about business driving."

Martin Howard of Brake, concluded: "We're pleased to work with companies like FMG to promote the message of safer driving. According to statistics, road crashes account for 39% of work related deaths in the European Union. This is wholly unacceptable and we aim to work with industry and business to change this. We've worked with FMG on a campaign to help third parties understand the business case for safer driving."