Volkswagen Financial Services has appointed Jonathan Ellis and Chris Raynsford as strategic fleet sales managers to help grow its market share in the large fleet sector.
Ellis and Raynsford both join the business from Lex Autolease, where they held senior business development roles managing corporate new business fleet contracts.
Together they have nearly forty years of industry experience, building in-depth expertise and strong relationships within the fleet market. Their objectives will be to use that knowledge to gain more traction in the large fleet sector (200+ vehicles) and to build awareness of the company’s multi-marque fleet offering. Ellis will be responsible for new business in the North and Raynsford for the Southern regions.
Fleet director at Volkswagen Financial Services Ian Tilbrook said: “These are both important appointments for us. It not only means that we are able to benefit from Jonathan and Chris’s knowledge and relationships, but it means that we are able to offer an environment that attracts experienced senior people. Over the last year we have made some significant wins with public sector and mid-market fleets and with these new engagements, we will be able to make a greater impact in the large corporate fleet sector.”
Ellis said: “Volkswagen Financial Services offers a flexible approach to the fleet sector. It is able to provide customers with an excellent portfolio of finance agreements and maintenance solutions as well as an extensive range of multi marque commercial and passenger vehicles. It then tops it off with a great culture that allows people to grow and use their initiative and skills, providing customers with what they need at a competitive price with excellent customer service. I am really looking forward to contributing to the company’s success, and helping it continue to grow.”
Raynsford said: “Volkswagen Financial Services is the fastest growing fleet business in the UK and I am joining at a very exciting time as the business continues to make strides into the large corporate market. The business offers a full range of fleet products and services at a very competitive price and is extremely focused on making the business a great place to work, which in turn leads to the provision of truly excellent customer service. I look forward to being involved in the business’s continued success.
Volkswagen Financial Services is now a top six FN50 fleet company and it has just been re-appointed to the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) framework as an authorised public sector vehicle provider.