Oakleaf Commercial Services and Northway Auto Services Ltd have successfully concluded a procurement exercise to deliver motor vehicle and fleet services within the company.
The agreement includes the servicing, repair, maintenance and the MOT Testing of Oakleaf’s fleet of over 100 vehicles. Northway will also maintain the plant and equipment used by Oakleaf to support its building maintenance operations including grounds maintenance services. The agreement is for ten years and includes challenging key performance indicators to ensure best value for money is delivered. Northway Auto Services was selected following a demanding procurement process which cements their relationship, which has been running since 2009 under a separate agreement.
The services provided by Northway include generating income and turnover from third party work, including the repair and servicing of vehicles owned by other fleet operators and the general public. This is very much a real partnership between to two organisations with Northway providing the expertise, management and skilled mechanics and Oakleaf providing the facility, plant and equipment.
Richard Williams, Managing Director of Northway Auto Services Ltd said: “I am delighted to be in a position to sign the agreement and to be continuing to work as a partner with Oakleaf Commercial Services. My tender offer included providing an opportunity for an apprentice, and we are aiming to appoint a young person from the local community nearby to the garage at Oakleaf’s Finepoint depot.”
Ian Hancock, Managing Director for Oakleaf Commercial Services responded: “We have a diverse fleet of light goods vehicles, plant and equipment and even an electric vehicle. It’s important to the success of Oakleaf that we have appointed a partner with similar values and goals. We have seen both companies grow from strength to strength in recent years and I am looking forward to a brighter future together.”
Photo: (from Left to Right) – Ray Brookes, Group Chief Executive; Ian Hancock, Managing Director of Oakleaf Commerical Services Ltd, Richard Williams, Managing Director of Northway Auto Services Ltd; Ed Osborn, Chair of Oakleaf Commercial Services Board