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Morris moves from Mercedes to Volvo as head of fleet

Robert Morris

ROBERT Morris has moved from the Mercedes-Benz fleet department to take up the appointment of head of fleet and remarketing at Volvo. Morris takes over from Steve Beattie who has been newly appointed to head of sales. Morris will report to Matt Galvin, the commercial operations director. In his new role, Morris will be responsible for all Volvo’s business sales, including to…

Gary Curran appointed Kia’s new leasing and rental manager

Kia logo on wheel centre - the brand has appointed Gary Curran to head up leasing operations

GARY Curran has been appointed Kia’s new leasing and rental manager, effective January 2021. The appointment follows a successful period as RV & fleet operations manager at the Korean brand. Kia said that the appointment of Curran would enhance Kia as a key player in the fleet market. Gary has been an important member of our team already. After three years of…

O’Connell leaves Agility Fleet to head up sales on new mobility platform

Mike Pearce and Lee O’Connell of SOGO

LEE O’Connell, the former sales director at Agility Fleet – a funder to the broker network – has left the leasing company to head up the sales function at the brand new mobility platform SOGO. O’Connell has been appointed sales director of SOGO, which is offering flexible business subscriptions, to expand the operation’s sales performance. SOGO is headed by former Citroen MD…

Synergy appoints former Tusker executive as chief financial officer

L R Paul Parkinson welcomes David Brockwell to Synergy Car Leasing 1

SHOWING the continuing ability of leasing brokers to attract top talent, Synergy Car Leasing has appointed its first chief financial officer. David Brockwell (pictured above right with Paul Parkinson, founder and CEO of Synergy) joins the Harrogate broker having spent 12 years at Tuskerdirect as first CFO and then COO before most recently working as a fleet consultant. Brockwell’s appointment is part…

LCV Finance & Leasing becomes a Bridle franchise

Stuart Gazeley of LCV Finance Leasing

SPECIALIST commercial vehicle broker, LCV Finance & Leasing, has become a franchise of the Bridle Group. The Hertfordshire-based broker started trading as a Bridle Appointed Representative from the beginning of December 2020. Originally an AR of Kew Vehicle Leasing, LCV Finance & Leasing began the transition to Bridle when Kew was purchased by the Group at the end of September. Stuart Gazeley,…

Select Car Leasing wins best Platinum partner for second successive year

mark tongue Select Car Leasing

READING based broker, Select Car Leasing, has pulled off a significant double: winning LeasePlan’s Platinum Franchisee of the Year for the second year in a row. The Platinum Franchisee of the Year award, from broker funder LeasePlan, measures performance across new business volume, year on year growth, along with maintenance and tactical sales penetration. These measures are then aggregated to determine an…

Fleet Procure hits 50 broker partners

Fleet Procure logo

THE broker/dealer procurement platform, Fleet Procure, has hit a half century of broker partners. The significant growth for the online platform came in the second half of 2020, said Fleet Procure, with a further boost in December with the signing of 10 new broker partners, five of which were Bridle Group AR franchises and five independent brokers. It is double the projected…

SsangYong files for receivership

SsangYong

ACCORDING to a report in Automotive News Europe yesterday (21 December 2020), Korean car maker SsangYong has filed for receivership. The decision was made after SsangYong was unable to meet a repayment of 60 billion won (about £45.5m) due to worsening trading conditions. An official communique said the business was undergoing an Autonomous Restructuring Programme. SsangYong is 75% owned by Indian OEM…