AGL acquires RVM Assist

Activate Group Limited (AGL), the insurer solutions, fleet and risk management provider has announced its latest investment, with Leeds-based RVM Assist joining the business.

AGL is bringing together skilled service providers to support a growing nationwide customer base of clients in the vehicle fleet management and motor insurance sector.

The RVM Assist transaction follows in short order from the acquisitions of Car Repair Network, Sopp+Sopp and Vigilance which were announced in early September.

RVM Assist was established in 1998 and brings with it a team of eight fleet risk management specialists based in Leeds. The company specialises in managing and reducing driver risk on behalf of clients who operate vehicle fleets of all sizes and types.

‘Most of AGL’s clients are involved to a greater or lesser extent in controlling driving risk and we anticipate great interest from our clients in what RVM has to offer. Their services blend seamlessly with those of our core business offering,’ said Mark Woods, executive chairman of AGL.

RVM Assist is headed up by man and wife team, Paul and Diana Rose.

Paul said, ‘Joining AGL is an exciting step for RVM as the services we offer are wholly complementary to one another. Our strategic approach to reducing driver risk is our greatest strength. We support fleets by providing remedies that are tailored to the risks we discover, always considering the whole range of potential causes such as aspects of the driver’s role, the culture of the client business, the equipment fitted to the vehicle and the type of vehicle being used.’

Mark Wilcox, chairman of AGL, added, ‘The agreement with RVM to become part of our Group represents another example of how we are expanding our business with well-established partners with strong customer relationships in the fleet management, corporate and insurance markets. These relationships will be carefully nurtured and maintained with the immediate benefit of an expanded group capability that can provide tailored solutions for clients.’