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Vanaways moves to new HQ as online van sales soar

Vanaways office

Vanaways has moved to a new office complex to support its growing headcount.

The online van seller is on track to achieve its target of selling 10,000 vehicle per year.

Vanaways’ sales force is split into three sections. The retail team, which trades under the name Van Sales UK, has been the core of the business since its inception in 2017 and is focused on dealing with incoming inquiries.

New in 2022 was the addition of a Business Development Team, with a brief to target more prospective customers.

Last year also saw the establishment of a partnership with trade and DIY retailer Toolstation, under which vans are marketed through its network of more than 550 stores nationwide as well as online – a dedicated unit has been set up to deal with this business.

Vanaways recently appointed its first business development director as it adopts a new outbound sales strategy to support its growth ambition.

The new headquarters at Eden Office Park, Ham Green, Bristol is just five minutes from Vanaways’ previous home, but provides greater office accommodation and parking facilities.

“We’d already outgrown the old office and the fact that we have big plans for the coming year meant a move to a much more spacious and better-equipped base was a pressing need,” said Vanaways director Adam Carter.

“The new site is a great improvement. It allows us to have dedicated areas for our various teams as well as break-out spaces and rooms for client meetings and conferences. There’s lots more parking available too, for both staff and visitors, and the building presents a smart, professional face which reflects our approach to finding the best vehicles at the most competitive prices for our customers.”

The expanded accommodation has also allowed marketing, accounts, procurement, customer service and administration colleagues space to create their own workspace areas.

“In total we now have 45 people working here but we’re actively recruiting so that’s growing all the time,” added Carter.

Vanaways is an internet-based business that seeks to quickly match customers up with their perfect vehicle selections, with an emphasis on making the process as simple, quick and efficient as possible.

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