Seat UK appoints national fleet and business sales manager

Seat UK appoints national fleet and business sales manager

04/05/2012 in News, All News, Car Manufacturer News, People News

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Seat UK has appointed Philip Allan as its new national fleet and business sales manager as it seeks to sustain its growth in the UK’s fleet sector.

Allan served as national fleet sales manager at Nissan before moving to Renault UK as head of leasing.

Now, reporting to Seat UK’s head of fleet, Steve Robertson, Allan will work to ensure the latest additions to the carmaker’s line-up succeed as fleet favourites.

Steve Robertson, head of fleet and business sales at Seat UK, said: “The wealth of experience Philip brings with him from his time at both Nissan and Renault, particularly in leasing and contract hire, will be a great asset as we aim to continue our upward sales trajectory and achieve our ultimate goal of becoming a fleet manufacturer of choice.”

Allan’s appointment follows a major expansion and restructuring of the Seat fleet and business sales operation, which has taken place over a period of months.

The new enlarged team now has a specialist sales manager dedicated to so-called ‘blue light’, taxi, chauffeur and conversion markets; a key account manager who focuses on larger end user fleets operating 500+ vehicles; and a fleet aftersales manager to help ensure the highest levels of care for business customers.

Meanwhile, Seats’s Fleet Business Centre, which serves as an extension of the field sales team and network of specialist fleet dealers, offers phone and online for customers.

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Seat has solid foundations from which the build the brand and create demands, according to its management. This follows recent sales which have taken its volumes to near record levels for the UK.

Future sales will be driven by the arrival of new products, including the key launch of its new Mii city car which goes on sales in three and five-door variants, the greenest of which will have CO2 emissions of just 97g/km.

Seat is actively targeting a young audience, with recent initiatives inluding the offer of free music downloads for visitors to its dealerships and campaigns running on Facebook and Twitter.

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