BVRLA in 2022: More members, more investment, more engagement

As its membership hits a new high, the BVRLA is investing in training, research and public affairs to ensure the industry responds to an unprecedented wave of regulatory and legislative change. The association wants to build on the great strides made in 2021, where it put the fleet and mobility services industry at the centre of the decarbonisation debate and saw record levels of participation in its training courses and events.

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BVRLA Chief Executive Gerry Keaney said: “2022 is set to be a pivotal year for our industry. The policies that government and regulators are working on this year – road pricing, the zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) sales mandate and the new Consumer Duty – will set the operating environment for the next decade. 

“Our lobbying priorities are developed with the needs of all BVRLA members in mind and we have ambitious plans to invest across our services to ensure we deliver.” 

In line with this investment and updated Business Plan, the BVRLA has introduced new vision and mission statements to help keep its activity on track and enable members to hold the association to account. 

Keaney added: “The rate of change being experienced by the rental and leasing community continues to gather pace and we are collectively under more scrutiny than ever. It is vital for the BVRLA to have a consistent set of guiding principles that show the positive outcomes we are working towards and how we are going to achieve them.” 

Beyond the investments into public affairs and research, the BVRLA will continue to upgrade its digital capabilities, building on its existing Cyber Essentials Plus and new IASME Gold accreditations. 2022 will also see more innovation in the association’s training and governance programmes to support the evolving needs of members and raise standards. 

The BVRLA’s three-year business plan, and Vision & Mission statements* come on the back of the association publishing its Annual Review for 2021. The review includes the results of the most recent member survey, which informs BVRLA activity for the year ahead, also highlighting the areas in which members require the most support.