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APSE Transport Seminar 2022

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About the seminar

Local Authority Fleet operations are the essential element in ensuring the continued delivery of front-line Council services. To ensure well run in-house fleet and maintenance services stay ahead of the game, this seminar brings together the elements that influence future success.

Speakers will cover the national picture, the regulatory context, human, financial and legal issues and strategies for maintaining efficient operations. The seminar will also take a look at innovation, the transition to cleaner fuels, self-regulation and ensuring continued efficient delivery of fleet services.

Since the pandemic hit in 2020, Transport services have in the main adapted and continued to deliver high quality services. The economic effects of Covid, Brexit, War in Ukraine, spiralling fuel prices, driver shortages, recruitment difficulties and a race for carbon neutrality have given the industry multiple headaches at the same time. The job of today’s transport manager is more complex than ever.

APSE State Of The Market 2022

Rob Bailey, Principal Advisor, APSE 

Driver & Vehicle Standards

Laura Great-Rex, Head of Enforcement Relationship Management, DVSA

Transport Policy and Compliance

Robert Saunders, Manager – Member Advice Centre, Logistics UK

The Hydrogen RCV revolution

Simon Hyde, Managing Director, Faun Zoller

Going Ultra in Nottingham

Rachel Warren, ULEV & Commercial Programme Manager and Ian Whittaker, Contracts Manager – Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure, Nottingham City Council

Operator licensing and compliance

Kevin Rooney, Traffic Commissioner, West of England

SEND and school transport in a post-COVID era

Beth Cooper, Travel Unit Manager, Wolverhampton City Council

Future Vehicle Ownership

Peter Hollinshead, Director, FleetSAVE Limited

Managing Capital Assets during transition

Nick Bridle, Senior Industry Consultant, Assetworks


Thank you again, to our exhibiting sponsors 


Since 1986, as recognised specialists in vehicle safety, and members of the Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme (FORS), we’ve served the transport industry. We do this by manufacturing, installing, and supporting innovative safety equipment. This equipment is the key to saving lives and protecting your property and commercial vehicles, often by improving drivers’ all-round vision and awareness. 

Our experienced engineers, talented office team, and innovative design department, enable us to design, develop, manufacture, supply, install, and support tens of thousands of life-saving and property-protecting products – many of them pioneering and patented. We supply products across the UK as well as overseas via international distributors in Europe, North America, Asia, and Africa.

Our business is based on saving lives and protecting your property and vehicles. While doing so, we always do what we can to deliver a personalised service, excellent value, and peace of mind. Above all, we strive constantly to make our roads and workplaces safer. At the same time, we do what we can to protect your reputation – as a business or an individual who buys and operates our vehicle safety solutions.

We keep our skills in-house wherever possible. This helps us control the quality of products and services that we provide. We also manufacture several of the products that we sell. And where we source products, these are from carefully selected and monitored manufacturing partners. And unlike many businesses in vehicle safety, we employ our own dedicated engineers to install and maintain our vehicle safety solutions.

We genuinely care about you, our customer, and understand what you want. We always relate to you in a consultative way, identify emergent trends in vehicle safety and keep developing relevant products and services. These are backed by the kind of ongoing support we’d expect to receive. We never just ‘fit and forget’.

Visit our website - www.sentinelsystems.co.uk 



Established in November 1983, London Hire Ltd is the industries number 1 rental supplier of fully accessible passenger vehicles. Over the last 39 years, we have grown our expertise and infrastructure enabling us to provide tailored transport solutions to the public and private sectors. Initially working with a handful of clients, we now support a diverse client portfolio including over 70 local authorities, Community Transport operations, numerous charities as well as private operators, NHS Trusts and blue-chip companies, all throughout the UK.

London Hire have the largest fleet of wheelchair accessible vehicles in the industry, over 1,200 vehicles, with many more on order currently in build.  Vehicles range from single wheelchair carrying vehicles through to 32 fully accessible built coaches, with all manner of sizes and specifications in-between, all of which are available to hire from weekly through to long term contract hire commitments.

In recent months, the company has taken huge strides in the LCV sector and now has a large portfolio of vehicle specifications, all available on both short- and long-term hire periods, including full maintenance and 24/7 management, similar to the support network already on offer for all other vehicle ranges in the fleet.

Highlighting the importance and advantages of zero emission vehicles, London Hire are the only vehicle hire company in the marketplace to offer rental options on a full range of fully electric passenger carrying vehicles, from Car derived conversions through to Van, Coachbuilt and Bus bodied ranges.

John Shier, Sales Manager for London Hire, will be available to discuss all these vehicle concepts with visitors at this years event and will be happy to help with any enquiry.

For more information, please contact John on 07515 587400  johns@londonhireltd.com



Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.






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