A change in direction for Thomas Silvey

Following an extensive review of Mabanaft’s UK-based companies – Mabanaft Limited, BWOC and Thomas Silvey – the latter is now focusing on fleet solutions. This change sees the Mabanaft OnRoute fuel card division being merged into the existing Silvey Fleet business.

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‘Our future is now less about being a supplier of fuel and more about providing fleet solutions to businesses,’ said managing director, Miriam James

As part of the restructure Miriam James has been appointed managing director of the business. Miriam joined the company almost 10 years ago and under her direction the Silvey Fleet business has developed into one of the largest resellers of fuel cards in the UK.
Miriam was the obvious choice to lead the company in this new direction, having most recently been the commercial director, working across all areas of the business, with responsibility for the development and implementation of commercial strategies.
“Silvey’s heritage is supplying fuel and we have been doing this for a long time,” said Miriam.
“Our future is now less about being a supplier of fuel and more about providing fleet solutions to businesses through our Miles Monitor range of products – helping them manage and administer their fleets more efficiently. In addition to our fuel card offering, our Miles Monitor fleet management solution delivers visibility, compliance and cost control to fleets.”
Since the launch of Miles Monitor over a year ago, Silvey Fleet has received positive feedback from companies who now use one or more of the available products to manage their fleets. Companies using the Miles Monitor application, can track mileage giving them better accuracy of claims submitted. The application allows drivers to record mileage for each journey and any receipts, be it for fuel or subsistence. Miles Monitor’s driver licence checking service has proved equally popular, saving companies administration time plus ensuring compliance.
“As a business our focus is to continue to grow and evolve our fleet management solutions and we are excited about the future,” added Miriam.
In support of this new strategic direction Thomas Silvey Limited sold its bulk fuels division, which operated across the south west and into south Wales. The Wales business, including the Llantrisant depot, has been purchased by Oil for Wales. Whilst Ford Fuels added Yate and the distribution network throughout the West Country to their portfolio, with a smaller amount of the customer book also sold to Western Fuels.
David Hatherell, former managing director of Thomas Silvey has joined Mabanaft Limited in the newly created position of truck stop manager.