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Lee Giddings heads Suzuki fleet department

Lee Giddings Suzuki

LEE Giddings is the new head of the Suzuki fleet department. Giddings, who has been appointed to the role of national fleet sales manager, will lead the brand’s range of ‘Fit for Fleet’ hybrid models into the fleet sector. Having joined Suzuki as contract hire, leasing & motability manager four years ago following 13 years with Toyota in a variety of fleet…

Moneyshake says consumers want shorter leases, lower mileage

Moneyshake CEO Eben Lovatt

THE leasing broker marketing portal, Moneyshake, reports a change in consumer preferences for leasing deals. The lease aggregator says that the shift in behaviour – for reduced length of car lease and for fewer miles – is most likely a reaction to the pandemic. The key statistics reported by Moneyshake are: Enquiries on the shortest lease contract (24 months) have doubled in…

Polestar links up with Leaselink from Ebbon-Dacs for fleet e-procurement

Leaselink will be used to order the Polestar 2

SWEDISH EV car maker Polestar has signed a three-year deal to use the Leaselink e-procurement facility from Ebbon-Dacs in both the UK and the Netherlands. It follows a trial with an unnamed major international leasing company – most likely ALD Automotive or LeasePlan, the two leasecos most closely associated with the brand – and a similar pilot running in the Netherlands.  Ebbon-Dacs…

Select snookers Judd Trump in two year deal

Select is the official partner of Judd Trump

READING broker Select Car Leasing is taking to the baize as it pots a deal for two years with pro snooker player Judd Trump. Trump is the current world number one and Select will be the player’s waistcoat sponsor at the World Championships, UK Championships and Masters. We are incredibly excited to announce the partnership with Judd for the coming seasons and…

Vansdirect appoints experienced CV specialist to fleet team

Lee Nelson Vansdirect

VANSDIRECT, the van leasing broker specialist owned by dealership group Vertu, has appointed Lee Nelson as its fleet sales manager. Nelson is hugely experienced in the sector with six years at a Mercedes-Benz franchise dealership, six years at a Ford franchise and a highly successful 18 months at a local Fiat dealer. Vansdirect said that the business had established a relationship with…

Kudos extends service provision with ODO fleet management

Kudos offering fleet management for drivers and leasing fleetss

THE West Yorkshire broker, Kudos Vehicle Management, is expanding its capabilities with the introduction of fleet management via service provider ODO. Kudos says the agreement will allow the broker to meet growing customer demand for fleet management, while securing business growth through the introduction of recurring revenues. ODO, part of fleet management technology business Drive Software Solutions, will offer Kudos customers duty…

Close Brothers finances new broker salsac scheme

electric car charging up financed on Octopus EV salary sacrifice scheme

FINANCE specialists Close Brothers are providing the funding for a new salary sacrifice scheme launched by EV specialist broker Octopus Electric Vehicles. Called Electric Dreams, the salsac business only offers EVs and, says Octopus, is low effort and zero cost for a business to set up. So far Octopus EV has attracted 15 firms to Electric Dreams, including companies such as Huel…