Belfast Telegraph

Fleet Financial proud to sponsor key award

Small to medium-sized buinesses are the beating heart of the Northern Ireland economy, and the category of Best Established Small/Medium Business Award in the Belfast Telegraph Business Awards is a hotly-contested one. This year, the Belfast Telegraph is delighted to announce that contract hire company Fleet Financial is supporting the Best Established Small/Medium Business Award.  We are sure that this category will draw the best representation from our SME category.

As a leading contract hire and vehicle management company, Fleet Financial prides itself in representing more than 1,300 local businesses across a variety of sectors and sizes, meeting their needs and supporting their ambition to grow.

Collectively, SMEs make the majority contribution to Northern Ireland’s economy.

Small and medium-sized companies and self-employed people, together, provide more than 75% of employment, 75% of turnover and 81% of Gross Value Added (GVA) of Northern Ireland’s entire private sector, according to an analysis by Ulster University and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

Furthermore, SMEs actually employ more people than Northern Ireland’s large companies and the public sector combined.

Recognising the unmatched contribution which this key sector makes, Fleet Financial is this year sponsoring the Small to Medium Business category at the Belfast Telegraph Business Awards.

The contribution made by the SME sector is routinely understated and sometimes ignored — and we ignore them at our peril.

In an increasingly challenging economic, political and competitive environment, our SMEs have proven themselves to be nimble, commercially astute, highly innovative and, above all, ambitious.

As an unrivalled provider of innovative vehicle management solutions, we directly support businesses.

Fleet Financial is always acutely aware of the challenges faced by new, established and fast-growing businesses of every size and we are proud to work with many of Northern Ireland’s best.

In recognition of the efforts and contribution they make, and to celebrate excellence across this key sector, we’re delighted and honoured to sponsor this one-to-watch category at the Belfast Telegraph Business Awards 2018.

Serving over 1,300 customers of all sizes, Fleet Financial has over 4,200 vehicles on the road, ranging from cars to light commercial vans.

Clients include some of Northern Ireland’s best-known companies in construction, utilities, agri-food and distribution as well as hundreds of smaller firms with fewer than 10 employees.

The company has also pioneered a ‘Knowledge Network’, the business engagement initiative which brings curious and like-minded organisations together to explore the forces and elements that drive business today.

By collaborating together with a clear purpose, these collaborative events have been successful in inspiring and motivating business owners and managers, encouraging them to look at things differently perhaps or help to improve what they already do.

By sharing ideas and expertise together, and offering each other support, businesses and individuals can work cohesively towards the common goals of improved productivity and, ultimately, success.

Embedded in the community, and officially recognised as Northern Ireland’s Best Fleet Provider, Fleet Financial is committed to developing a sustainable business model and to supporting the community, charity and voluntary sectors.

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