A Book Of Remembrance

Chris Malkin and crest

Chris Malkin

This book remembers our friend and colleague Chris Malkin who passed on Wednesday 21st of October 2020.   The book will collect remembrances from those that worked with him and had the honour of experiencing his professionalism, kindness and fellowship.

Chris was the Head of fleet for Lancashire Police and a valued member of the National Association of Police Fleet Managers (NAPFM) since 2002.   In 2008 he took the lead for our national procurement committee, working across forces, government departments and manufacturers to ensure the UKs front-line police officers could deploy in safe and effective operational vehicles.

Please feel free to share your memories of Chris on this site, as this may provide comfort to his family and friends, as we also celebrate his life and the person Chris was.  

The family have indicated a preference for any donations to be made to the British Heart Foundation.   Donations can be made via a cheque to be made out to British Heart Foundation c/o J W Ball (Southport) Ltd 95 Bispham Road Southport PR9 7DF just add a note to say in “respect of Chris Malkin”.  

Alternatively, donations can be made directly to the BHF on-line via the following link, where there is also an opportunity say who the gift is in memory of.   https://www.bhf.org.uk/how-you-can-help/donate/donate-form

A private family funeral is due to take place on the 4th November at Southport, our association along with all those that knew Chris professionally, extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones at this time.   Chris was highly respected and liked by colleagues and suppliers and his loss will be felt by all those that knew him.  

Book Owner: John Gorton (NAPFM Chair)
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Paul Murphy

I was shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of Chris Malkin. Chris and I worked for nearly a decade on Police fleet procurement and I always had the utmost respect and appreciation for his professionalism and dedication to NAPFM and the achievement of a better Police fleet. Chris’s dedication to the task …


Alister Henderson (Allstar Business Solutions)

We were all shocked and saddened to hear of Chris’s recent passing. I have personally known Chris for a number of years, having worked with him both from a supplier to Lanchashire police and as part of supplying fuel card services to NAPFM. Chris was always a tough negotiator, and we have had a …

Alister Henderson

Heidi Harry

I was so sorry to hear the sad news. It has been a pleasure to work with Chris over the last 6 years, constantly keeping me on my toes, ever professional yet entertaining. Wishing my sincere condolences to your family. …


Jason Cross

It was very sad to hear the news about Chris,  a man of great character and someone i held in high regard.   We new each other in a professional capacity for more than 10 years and his approach to the suppliers like myself to the Police was one of encouragment, support and guidance to …


Dennis Ord

  Chris; really shocked to hear the sad news.  Last time we spoke you were so positive and as usual, talked all things sport, your family, as well as work.  Despite travelling from both ends of the country, my memories of our working together, in those long days at the HO, are of your …


Roy McClarty

Very shocked and saddend by this news. Chris your a great man, always made time for me over the many years of coming to visit you in your office over looking the workshops at Hutton. Always very busy and run off your feet, but I very mush enjoyed coming to see you and having …

Roy McClarty

bob brigginshaw

Chris I was saddened and shocked at the news, I had the good fortune to know you within the NAPFM arena and you are a lovely guy and always took time to speak to me.. You are well respected and achieved a great deal, Thank you. Rest in peace Chris, you will be a …


Linda Barnes

I was shocked and saddened to hear the news of your passing. Condolences to your family, relatives and friends. It was more unbelievable as only a few weeks ago you told me about a lovely few days you had had with your son at the coast in Yorkshire. I shall miss our conversations about …

Linda Barnes

Terry Hitchcock

My thoughts are with Chris’s family, I have known Chris for many years and he has made a significant contribution within the NAPFM and his own force, he has always gone that extra mile to provide help and support and will be missed greatly by so many of us.  …

Terry Hitchcock

Nigel Coupe

I was shocked and saddened to hear the news of your passing. Condolences to your family, relatives and friends. You have had such an impact on the delivery of policing services in the UK and beyond and will continue to do so for many years to come. I always looked forward to your presentations …

Nigel Coupe


Was shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of such a well respected man .First thoughts are with his family especially his lads,  who he spoke of with such love. When I first started supporting Police Fleets I found Chris to be a really honest and knowledgeable individual who wasn’t afraid to speak …


Tony chalk

Chris was a first class person, his contribution to NAPFM was incredible over many years. In my term as chair of NAPFM his support was outstanding Chris always went the extra miles nothing was to much working long into the night at times to make sure NAPFM delivered. I looked to Chris as a …


Mike Westerman

My sincere condolences. Although I didn’t know Chris for long, I always found him to be a professional and deicated person to his role. From DVSA training team. …


John Heussi

My memmory of Chris:- In July 2016 I attended a home office meeting in Marsham Street London with Chris. After the usual long journey to London by Rail the meeting was concluded in short and by late morning we found ourselves heading for home. As it was a nice day and we didn’t need …

John Gorton

Richard Abbott

Chris, I cannot believe that I am writing this.  I was / am so shocked to hear the news of your passing and my first thoughts and condolences are with your family at this time, and hope that they can get a some comfort in the knowledge of how well respected and liked you …


Tammy Carter

I was so shocked and saddened to hear the very sad news of your passing.  As the NAPFM lead supporting the Blue Light requirements for both vehicles and tyres, you demonstrated extensive knowledge, and undoubted commitment to ensure that the requirements were fully understood.  It was a pleasure to work with you over the …


Sam Sloan

Chris, there is no doubt your commitment, professionalism, work ethic and friendship will be greatly missed within the NAPFM and the Police Service as this was immense. On top of the day job, your role as Chair of the Procurement Committee was far from an easy one, but through your quiet unassuming approach and …


Michael Mastaglio

Chris I was saddened and shocked at the news, you will be a big miss in the Police Fleet community and to your family, I had the good fortune to work with Chris on severval projects lovely guy and his very dry wit was something else. His work on the national seen has had …

mike mastaglio

Steve Powis

Such terribly sad news. I send thoughts and condolences to Chris’s family, friends and colleagues at this incredibly difficult time. On behalf of the BlueLight team and Directors at Brightwells Auctioneers. …


Lisa Parker

I was quite shaken at the news of Chris passing last week.  I have been working with Chris for just a few short years but his contribution to our procurement work on behalf of all the Fleet Managers in the UK has been very much appreciated.  He found the time out of his day …


Steve Thompson

I am totally devastated at the sudden change to Chris’s condition and cannot imagine  the pain that the family are going through at this moment in time. Already i’m missing our Monday morning phone calls that started with work issues and always turned to our joint love of football and rugby league. A really …

Steve Thompson

Beth Crawshaw

Chris, I am absolutley devastated to receive the news today as i know we all are. I just want to say it has been an absolute pleasure working with you over the past years. We did have our laughs, which i know mainly involved you laughing at me everytime i came to visit, i …

Beth Crawshaw

Russ Brown

I feel Chris didn’t realise how many people, from the police and fleet community, classed him as a friend and I consider myself one of that privileged group.  Chris was truly a highly respected and valued member of the NAPFM and was taken from us far too soon. It’s difficult to find the words …

Russ Brown

Steven Cowell

Such a loss to the industry. Chris I only knew you on a professional basis, and can say it was always a pleasure to work with you. Your knowledge and professionalism will be sadly missed by those around you. My condolences to your family at such a sad time. …


Lee Foxall

Chris, this is such a sad day for all. As a relative newbie to the emergency services family, your name was re-iterated to me time and time again as one of the fleet industry go to specialists, that i should get close to. On the occasions that we met, I found you to be …


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