Our managing director, Chris Maynard and Henry Brace, MD of BT Fleet Solutions met on 1st May at the Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC Birmingham. Here they shook hands on a deal that will improve the safety of school vehicles across the UK.

As you know Castle Minibus prides ourselves on being trusted advisors to over 2000 UK independent and state schools and leading the industry in terms of safety and compliance as well as driver training and vehicle sales, hire and leasing.

Castle and BT Fleet Solutions have become partners to deliver the 10 or 6 weekly minibus safety inspections required by all schools operating their transport services under Section 19 Permit regulations.

‘We are very pleased to be partnering with BT Fleet Solutions who recognise Castle Minibus as the UK’s market leader in transport solutions for the education sector. More importantly, BT are able to deliver the 10,000+ visits a year needed to help our schools keep their minibuses compliant and their staff and precious cargo safe’ Chris Maynard, MD, Castle Minibus.

Castle Minibus are a new customer to BT Fleet Solutions and this ongoing contract, starting from the 1st May 2019, will ultimately provide over 10,000 safety inspections, pre-MOT checks and MOT collect-and-returns across the UK utilising BT Fleet Solution’s 50+ mobile engineers.

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Chris went on to say ‘Schools operating under a Section 19 Permit are required to have 10-week safety inspections for vehicles under 12 years old, every 6 weeks for older vehicles, as well as MOTs and regular servicing, so it’s imperative we have a dependable partner that can deliver these inspections on-site and within the required time-scales.’

Never one to shy away from an opportunity for a photograph, Chris is pictured sealing the deal with Henry Brace, MD at BT Fleet Solutions, who said ‘It was a pleasure to meet Chris at the CV Show and I look forward to a long and collaborative partnership with Castle Leasing.’