Fast-growing, award-winning fleet consultancy and advisory service Puddy Vehicle Solutions (PVS) continues to expand with the appointment of Kelly Podbury as business manager.
Mrs Podbury’s main responsibilities at PVS will be to support the day-to-day activities of the business, supporting new business development, office management and continuing to develop the company’s profile through positive PR and marketing.
PVS was launched 18 months ago by Marcus Puddy, who has a near 30-year fleet industry career behind him. Prior to launching PVS he was director commercial vehicles at Lex Autolease, the UK’s largest contract hire and leasing company, and also had responsibility for managing the 6,600-strong Lloyds TSB Bank company car fleet.
Last autumn PVS won the New Business of the Year title in the 2016 Somerset Business Awards after identifying how clients, many of which are blue chip, could make savings totalling more than £64 million across their fleet operations by implementing a wide range of best practice efficiencies.
Mr Puddy said: “PVS continue to expand because the company is at the cutting-edge of fleet strategy. Continuing growth is based on innovative thinking by providing unique and professional services to major organisations.
“Kelly’s appointment further supports PVS’s growth strategy as she will provide support to our customers. Additionally, with her professional and ‘can do’ approach I know she will delight customers and support the company’s ongoing commitment in providing the best service to all.”
Mrs Podbury started her working life in the Royal Navy as a communicator with ships and shore establishments around the world. On leaving the Women’s Royal Naval Service, she has worked in the office environment in management and organisational roles.
Mrs Podbury joined PVS from Weston College of Further and Higher Education in Weston-Super-Mare, the top performing college in the South West of England, where she worked in the creative arts faculty, managing the administration team, organising events, planning and managing projects, whilst ensuring policies and procedures were adhered to throughout the faculty.
Describing herself as “highly organised and efficient, a great communicator with a positive outlook on everything”, Mrs Podbury said: “I work hard at building relationships and ensure every job is done professionally and proficiently.
“I have already seen the significance of the fleet industry to UK Plc and how fleet operations are business-critical for many organisations. Taking into account the complexity of many fleets, I feel confident that I can add value at PVS in what is already an exciting business.”
Further information on PVS is available at www.puddyvsolutions.co.uk