Why us?

Because we care.

From the time I volunteered for Trinity Hospice in Blackpool, I was hooked and intrigued by the charity retail scene. I love the impact it has; from reducing landfill and raising money for great causes to helping volunteers and providing much-needed services and goods for those in need. It’s an industry that matters and makes a real difference. 

It’s also an industry I felt me and my team could help by combining industry-leading practice and vehicle, technology, and logistics know-how.

Our employees all have their own story and journey of how they came to Charity Fleetcare. 

As a team, we all share a passion to help our charity clients by making cars and vans easy – so they can focus on what they do best.”  – Tony Hilton

"Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success."

Henry Ford

Meet the team

Tony Hilton,
Founder and Managing Director
Mobile 07450 667881
Email tony@charityfleetcare.org 

What started with me volunteering for a North West Hospice on the Fylde coast turned into a passion for helping charities to the best of my ability.

I spent a couple of hours one morning in a Children’s Hospice and just knew there was more to life than just making a living – it’s making a difference that matters.

We started Charity Fleetcare with the goal of helping charities reduce costs and improve efficiencies. This means less time on cumbersome tasks like paperwork and more work helping your cause. While the services we offer have come a long way since the start, the guiding principles remain the same.

In conjunction, we have also been working on other projects to help with donations, the employment of ex-offenders and ex-servicemen, and looking to see how we make technology work for the greater good.

Away from the office, I enjoy socialising and spending time with family and friends. From time to time, I can be found watching a “chick flick” or listening to some very “cheesy” music – the biggest battle I’m currently having is with Steve, our Commercial Director, about what radio station we have on in the background at the office. I’m a little more Mamma Mia and he’s a little more Metallica – whoever they are!

Steve Richards,
Commercial Director
Mobile 07787 521485
Email steve@charityfleetcare.org 

While I’m an accountant at heart, my career has been a varied one, covering all aspects of online retailing and the logistics and supply chains that sit behind them. I am a highly motivated individual with a history of delivering within fast-paced businesses. I know how to keep my cool under pressure, which serves me well at Charity Fleetcare.

Being part of the management team at AO during their fast-paced growth was an exceptional experience. It lead to me being responsible for the introduction of their corporate governance and compliance system, including being part of their IPO. 

I’m a true believer in “It’s not what you do, it’s why you do it” that matters. 

My goal is for us to be the go-to experts for any fleet-related challenges you have. And, more importantly, to win the aforementioned battle about Tony’s music taste, or lack thereof. I love sports and am a supporter of Blackpool FC; not by choice, but by birth. I like to think this displays my resilience and never-ending faith.

Ron Hutton,
Fleet and Operations Director
Mobile 07449 183475
Email ron@charityfleetcare.org 

With over 30 years’ experience in the vehicle fleet management arena, I initially trained as a vehicle technician working on a diverse range of vehicles including small cars, vans, funeral hearses, limousines, cash-in-transit, and large goods vehicles. 

I then moved into fleet operations and management, obtaining a Certificate in Professional Competence (CPC) to manage the processes and procedures that keep drivers and vehicles safe. 

After joining Charity Fleetcare nearly two years ago, I enjoy bringing my vehicle fleet management expertise to the charity sector, helping reduce costs and improve vehicle/driver safety and utilisation. I have loved every minute of the journey, as I feel we make a difference every day. 

Away from the office, I am married with two children and three dogs – I agreed to one dog years ago but somehow my wife and daughter have managed to increase the number to three, which of course they said they would walk twice a day!

Samantha Doyle,
Office Manager
Telephone 0800 014 9797
Email sam.doyle@charityfleetcare.org 

I haven’t been in this role for very long, but I can honestly say I am loving every minute of it. I have spent most of my career working in criminal defence, so this is a big change for me, but I like a challenge and I’m embracing it. 

Apart from being part of a great team of people, one of the reasons I love doing this job so much is because we help hospices and charities to save money. 

This is very close to my heart because I lost my beloved Grandad to lung cancer 18 years ago, and I will be eternally grateful to all the nurses and hospice staff that helped him. To be able to help charities and hospices means a lot to me. 

Geoff Langdale,
Bookkeeper
Telephone 0800 014 9797
Email geoff@charityfleetcare.org 

As well as being a professional accountant, I am slightly different in that I can also be a commercially minded active team member. I don’t just keep the score!

Although I’m technically not far off retirement age, I’m excited to be part of the Charity Fleetcare team and look forward to helping with the growth of the business. 

As a trained chef (just because I wanted to see if I could do it), I am apparently going to be popular for company events and help in keeping costs down for the catering bills!

I’m a proud Northerner, keen on sports, music, and having fun.