Grosvenor Leasing named Whistl’s 2022 supplier of the year


Grosvenor Leasing has been awarded a top accolade by Whistl, having been named its ‘Supplier of the Year 2022’ as part of Whistl’s supplier conference focusing on ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance).

The award was given at a ceremony in London in recognition of the support from Grosvenor in helping Whistl develop a new company car policy to encourage drivers into ultra-low emission (ULEV) and electric vehicles (EVs).

Grosvenor used whole life expenditure to develop the new car choice list, offering a far better reflection of the true value of choosing ULEVs and EVs, and this enabled Whistl to factor in the long-term outlay while reducing its carbon footprint.

Grosvenor also created a more cost effective fleet through moving them out of their existing Mercedes Sprinters into Peugeot Boxer vans.

In addition to this transition, Grosvenor developed some new initiatives to help Whistl move into electric vans as quickly as possible when suitable models became available from the manufacturers.

“The team at Grosvenor Leasing has done an outstanding job for Whistl in helping us reduce our vehicle emissions,” said Gareth Hughes, Whistl’s procurement, property & fleet director.

“Using whole life costs to demonstrate to us that plug in hybrid and electric vehicles are better value in the long-term, despite their higher purchase price, was pivotal to our decision to change our vehicle policy to alternative fuels.  Their innovative thinking has helped speed up the process of us moving into electric vans and  makes them a very deserved winner of our supplier of the year award in 2022.”

Mary Dopson-Taylor, Grosvenor Leasing’s customer services director added, “We are thrilled to have won this award as it reflects the hard work, commitment and clever thinking of our 0Zone team who have helped Whistl on their way towards the ultimate goal of a zero emission vehicle fleet.”