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Skoda makes brace of fleet appointments

Skoda's regional contract and leasing manager for the south,James Watson, and Matt Hattersley, national fleet sales manager

Skoda has added a new national fleet sales manager and regional contract and leasing manager for the south as it aims to grow its presence within true fleet.

Matt Hattersley has been appointed as national fleet sales manager and James Watson as regional contract & leasing manager for the south.

Hattersley will report directly to Skoda’s head of fleet, Henry Williams, when he takes up his post on June 30 and will be responsible for the coordination of the corporate fleet sales team, driving the sales volume with existing customers and expanding the business into new sectors.

Hattersley, who has worked in the Volkswagen Group for the last six years holding a number of key senior positions, said: “With a year that has seen the introduction of Kodiaq to the SUV segment, and with Karoq due soon, it’s an exciting time to join the brand.

“On top of this, I look forward to driving sales and providing the excellent level of support and service that fleet customers expect.”

Watson has taken over the role as contract hire and leasing manager for the southern region having worked within Volkswagen passenger cars and latterly Volkswagen Financial Services Fleet.

Henry Williams, head of fleet for Skoda UK, adds: “We are already at a turning point for the brand with the introduction of new vehicles and an ever-increasing market share.

“The next five years will be crucial for Skoda as we further develop our fleet strategy and begin to introduce hybrid and electric vehicles.

“I’m confident Matt and James will help to shape a positive future for the brand.” 

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