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Vansdirect wins best van leasing broker award

Richard Simmonds, managing director of Vansdirect (front with award) with the team

VansDirect has won best van leasing broker at the Leasing Broker Federation Awards for the fourth consecutive year.

Acquired by AM100 franchised dealer group Vertu Motors in January 2019, it was founded in 1999 in the Welsh valleys.

The judges said: “Focusing on the right van for the right person is at the heart of VansDirect. This year, targeted investments in IT, compliance and people has meant they are now reaping the rewards in terms of business success.

“With market leading satisfaction scores, while focusing on long term sustainable partnerships with OEMs, leasing and their clients, VansDirect are worthy winners.”

Richard Simmonds, managing director of Vansdirect, said: “At VansDirect we are incredibly proud of the service we provide to our customers, offering independent expert advice to help thousands of people find the best vehicle and finance in a growing market.

“To be recognised yet again at the Leasing Broker Awards, where the judges are experts in our sector, is testament to the hard work of everyone in the team.”

Vertu bought VansDirect, which achieved £35m turnover in 2017, for £7.5m.

Robert Forrester, chief executive officer of Vertu Motors plc, said: “I'm delighted for the team at VansDirect. To win this award four years running is a great achievement and demonstrates ongoing commitment to customer service excellence.”

The awards have been running for seven years, and were created to recognise the excellence and professionalism of leasing brokers, providers of lease and finance facilities to the SME and fleet sector.

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