10 May 23

Holman and BT Group sign “biggest fleet management deal in history”

Holman and BT Group sign “biggest fleet management deal in history”

Fleet management and vehicle leasing provider Holman has signed what it describes as “one of the biggest fleet management deals in UK history”, taking over the contract for BT Group’s 37,000 commercial vehicles. 

The contract includes all of BT’s light commercials, large commercials and specialist vehicles, HGVs, plant and ancillary equipment - the majority of which reside in the Openreach unit, which is rapidly delivering full-fibre broadband across the UK. At the same time, its smaller fleet of around 1,000 cars will go to Arval UK.

The initial seven-year contract includes service, maintenance and repair, portfolio management, glass replacement, and pool vehicle/rental management.

To support the contract, Holman is expanding operations into Birmingham, UK, with a new facility and roles ranging from Leadership to Trainee. 

Nick Caller, Holman UK 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 commitments.”

"We regularly review contracts with suppliers"

Cyril Pourat, BT Group Chief Procurement Officer, said: “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 agreed with Holman to transfer the maintenance of our commercial fleet to them later this year.”

The contract will focus on transforming the driver experience, bringing innovation and transformation ideas to enhance the operational and driver experience for engineers on the road. With a network extending to over 400 locations across the UK, Holman is closer to most of BT Group’s workforce, supporting migrating their fleet to electric and net zero carbon vehicles between now and 2030.

Holman will take over full management of the BT Group from 30th September 2023 from the incumbent provider.

Image: Holman/BT

Authored by: Alison Pittaway