Ian Smith of VisionDrive joins My Logistics Magazine

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VisionDrive is the brainchild of directors Ian Smith and Jack Davies from Lincoln.

Having met through working in new car sales, the pair spotted an opportunity to capitalise on the vehicle movement industry by transforming the offering car dealerships and distributors expected. By raising the standard of service, reacting to clients’ needs and maintaining professionalism in everything they do, VisionDrive has excelled in its short time as a company.

Ian has a degree and masters in Criminology, which led to his launching of the first construction rehabilitation training programme led by a construction employer in UK Prisons. The programme directly supported over 1500 prisoners throughout its operation.

With VisionDrive, Ian’s greatest ambition is to change the way automotive logistics operates, especially the single car market. Ian hopes to develop more economic practices and to use technology to improve efficiencies. He has also set himself and the wider team the ambitious task of developing the brand into a strong franchise and to take the firm’s ideas to an international level.

The company currently makes more than 300 single vehicle moves per month for a variety of dealerships and distributors. VisionDrive specialises in bespoke, fast and professional vehicle deliveries of single vehicles and is expanding into multi-vehicle and transporter movements in 2018.

Ian and Jack emphasise professional standards, excellent customer service and VisionDrive’s seamless integration into their clients’ business.

A shift in thinking has allowed VisionDrive to overhaul clients’ expectations on what a vehicle transportation specialist provides.

This has led to VisionDrive winning large contracts from the likes of international logistics firm GEFCO as well as Pendragon PLC, Lookers PLC, Pentagon Group and Thrifty Car and Van Rental. The company has also recently started making single vehicle movements for the Ministry of Defence.

VisionDrive’s main selling point is its ‘critical non-essentials’ it provides to all clients: a charter of six points that all staff must adhere to. These points include wearing a uniform, acting with deference around clients and customers of clients and maintaining a professional approach not seen before in this industry.

Ian is also a big rugby fan with a season ticket at the Leicester Tigers, he also plays golf and loves trying adventure sports.

Ian will be writing a regular column for My Logistics Magazine starting from next week.

 

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Kizzi Nkwocha is the editor of My Logistics Money Magazine and My Entrepreneur Magazine. Kizzi Nkwocha made his mark in the UK as a publicist, journalist and social media pioneer. As a widely respected and successful media consultant he has represented a diverse range of clients including the King of Uganda, and Amnesty International. Nkwocha has also become a well-known personality on both radio and television. He has been the focus of a Channel 4 documentary on publicity and has hosted his own talk show, London Line, on Sky TV. He has also produced and presented both radio and TV shows in Cyprus and Spain. Nkwocha has published a number of books on running your own business and in 2011 his team won the Specialized Information Publishing Association (SIPA) award for best use of social media. In the UK he runs a successful consultancy called Social Biz Training which trains people on how to use social media for business.

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