Fleet Live, October 2018. As fleet managers, service providers and more attended the event to discuss the future of fleet, a simple challenge unfolded before them: be the best at navigating VMS Fleet Management’s remote RV lorry driving challenge to win a weekend in a BMW X5.

As was expected, the competition quickly became fierce. The VMS leaderboard swiftly became crowded over the course of the two-day event, with a fun reward and more than a little pride on the line amongst the directors, decision makers and managers involved. Time, that all too valuable resource, was measured in fractions of a second as the RV lorry was repeatedly thrown around the track. Its aim: reach the end of the twisting course without colliding with placed obstacles.

The winning time of 0.17 seconds was ultimately clocked by Camera Telematics’ very own Group Managing Director Mark Stamper. In a surprise decision, Mark requested the funding for the weekend joy-ride reward be sent instead to an establishment that is close indeed to his heart: The Naomi House Hospice.

Located in Hampshire, the charitable organisation has long supported its local community, providing therapy and support for children and young adults who need it most.

“As a younger man, I was involved in fundraising for Naomi House through various different means and it means a lot to me that my fun win at Fleet Live with VMS can go towards this fantastic hospice. Whilst I might not live nearby anymore, it’s still important to me to do what I can with the help of companies like VMS.” Mark Stamper, Group Managing Director

To learn more about the vital work done every day at the Naomi House Hospice – or to even make a donation of your own – navigate through to their website main page right away at www.naomihouse.org.uk.

“It was great to see so many people engaging with our stand at Fleet Live 2018 and we had some amazing scores on the leaderboard for those who had a try at our challenge. The winner of the prize, Mark decided to make a contribution to charity instead of borrowing a BMW X5 from us, and we thought this was an amazing idea – a lovely contribution from him to show his dedication to this amazing charity. We look forward to taking our remote-control driving challenge out to exhibitions and potentially popups in the future, so keep a look out of us if you want to try your hand at navigating our track!” Martin James, Managing Director of VMS Fleet Management


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