Jobs vow as fleet management firm wins BT brief

Around 100 new jobs are set to be created in Birmingham after a fleet management company struck a deal with telecoms giant BT.

Holman has won a seven-year fleet management deal for BT Group’s 37,000 commercial vehicles and, as part of the deal, Holman said it planned to expand its operations in Birmingham into a new facility and hire 100 staff.

The company said it planned to recruit for a broad range of roles from trainees up to leadership positions.

The contract includes all of BT’s light and large commercial and specialist vehicles, HGVs, plant and ancillary equipment, the majority of which come under the group’s Openreach arm which is delivering new broadband infrastructure across the UK.

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Commencing in October, it will cover servicing, maintenance and repair, portfolio management, glass replacement and pool vehicle and rental management.

Nick Caller, Holman UK’s managing director, said: “We are delighted to have been selected by BT to win, what is arguably, the largest fleet management contract ever awarded in the UK.

“Our flexible and transparent solutions will ensure we maximise BT Group’s investment in its commercial fleet, supporting the business to achieve its objectives and business commitments.

“Adding such a significant fleet to our portfolio allows us to accelerate products and services already in the pipeline.

“Additionally, our partnership with BT Group has identified areas where we wish to invest further to support all customers, partners and prospects alike.”

Cyril Pourat, BT Group’s chief procurement officer, added: “To ensure we can maintain our fleet of 37,000 vehicles in the UK, allowing our engineers to build and maintain our next generation fibre and mobile networks, we’ve chosen a fleet partner who can provide an efficient service to our engineers.

“We regularly review our contracts with suppliers and we’ve made an agreement with Holman to transfer the maintenance of our commercial fleet to them later this year.

“As we move the majority of our fleet to electric or zero emission vehicles by 2030, these changes will ensure we can continue to give the best service to our customers.”

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