MEET OUR TEAM
We’re an independent fleet management specialist that has helped countless large businesses take control of their vehicle fleets, reduce overheads and provide drivers with unbeatable support. Our team does this by combining traditional services with the latest technology. And that makes us rather unique.
Bio: Paul Talbot has been in the fleet industry for over 30 years, founding IFC Fleet Group in 2001. Since this time Paul has developed the business with a reputation for integrity and honesty, and a blue chip customer base. Prior to IFC Paul spent nine years as sales director at Hazelwood in Northampton and eight years at FMM involved in support services and software solutions for the contract hire market. A keen football fan, Paul is an avid follower of Manchester United.
GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR
Bio: Paul Chater has worked in the vehicle fleet business for over 30 years and in this time has established and closely managed customer relationships of all sizes and at all levels. This has involved co-ordinating service activities, analysing fleet data and devising cost saving or process improvement opportunities aimed at enhancing trust and value, such that many of these relationships are still ongoing. Paul is responsible for Group Marketing, Sales and Customer Management. He is a keen distance runner and rugby supporter.
Bio: Paul Miers heads up the Vertivia business. Paul joined Avis Fleet Services in 1989 where he led the pricing function. He then held financial analysis roles in Brussels and Minneapolis from 1992 to 1995 before returning to Brussels to head up the financial planning function across Europe. In 1997 Paul returned to the States to take up senior finance positions before returning to London as Finance Director of GE Financial Insurance.
BBS MANAGING DIRECTOR
Bio: Colin is responsible for the overall operational and technical overview along with high level customer relations. After leaving school he worked at two local car repair shops and decided in 1982 it was time to start up on his own in a two car workshop. It grew in success and in 1985 Colin moved the business and Bedford Body Shop was born. He loves the thrill of skiing, snowboarding and competitive, long distance cycling.
GROUP FINANCE MANAGER
Bio: Michael has 25 years’ experience in the automotive industry, including 15 years at Autoglass prior to IFC. Overseeing a busy department of six people, four companies and two sites, Michael also enjoys walking his dogs, gardening and caravanning.
GROUP IT AND IMPLEMENTATION MANAGER
Bio: Nicki is responsible for the support and development team that builds our systems, refines processes and ensures future planning. Having gained a 1st Class degree in Business Computing (BSC); Nicki has 12 years’ experience developing and managing systems. In her spare time, she can be found at the cinema or dancing ballroom, Latin, Rock ‘n’ Roll and disco!
NATIONAL SALES MANAGER
Bio: With 15 years’ fleet experience, James is responsible for delivering sales for all group businesses and new business development. Tasked with strengthening corporate customer relationships, James also possesses significant IT experience. Away from IFC, his interests include music, cars, tech and gadgets.