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23 May 2013

Fleet optimisation specialists FMG have made two appointments to the board as the business continues to develop new and existing product offerings and branches into new markets. The business has taken an industry-leading stance on incident reduction and risk management, and earlier this year launched FMG Legal.

Ben Creswick joins as Business Development Director, having previously worked at Zenith, whilst Harvey Stead re-joins FMG as Sales Director, already having worked at the Huddersfield firm until 2008.

Ben brings with him considerable industry knowledge and expertise to compliment the existing board, having spent ten years at Zenith. In the new role of Business Development Director, he will help develop FMG’s strong platform for growth. He will support the business in key strategic areas and help to develop new and innovative products to enhance the FMG offering. He said: “I welcome the chance to join such a strong team and help in moving FMG to the next level. In the short time I’ve been here, I’ve already been impressed by the energy of our people, use of advanced technology and the full adoption of BSI / ISO standards. It’s clear that there are strong foundations for further growth, and it’s my aim to work with the board to drive us forward.”

Harvey re-joins the business after a five year absence, having held senior positions at Close Motor Finance and Lex Autolease during that time. He will be responsible for developing the already impressive customer base with a range of products aimed at risk reduction and incident prevention, coupled with market leading expertise in repair and recovery. On his return to FMG, Harvey said: “FMG is a great business with a truly market leading service proposition. We have a genuinely unique culture, which drives all of our relationships – with colleagues, business partners and customers. Whilst the business has developed during the last five years, the core values and the people remain FMG’s point of difference, and greatest asset.”

Company CEO, John Catling said of the appointments: “This is an exciting time for FMG. As market leaders in incident prevention over recent years, these two appointments will help assist FMG’s continued growth. Ben and Harvey’s knowledge and expertise in the sector will prove invaluable as we look to drive the sector and develop new offerings in coming years.”

FMG works with a number of long standing clients, such as SIG, Asda and GE Capital whilst also holding the National Vehicle Recovery Manager contract for the Highways Agency, co-ordinating recoveries across England’s strategic road network. The company has also developed its own telemetry system and bespoke user interface, and works with insurance partners to deliver information based training and policies.