Circle Leasing has promoted Sarah Minogue as the its new head of sales after demonstrating her "leadership skills" in COVID-19 lockdown.
Minogue moves up the position from her leadership role as national field sales manager, having previously held the postition of partner client manager.
The business said that Minogue had organised Circle Leasing's sales function into a uniform team which delivered "a professional approach to the company’s bodyshop and accident repair customers" after the COVID-19 crsis hit the UK.
Aidan Minogue, chief executive of Circle Leasing, said: "Sarah demonstrated excellent leadership skills and balanced both the business’s and the customers’ needs during this difficult time.
"Thirteen years ago, Sarah gave up a law degree and joined Circle. She has worked in most of the business areas and been coached by many of our managers who, like me, must be proud that she has continued to demonstrate genuine care for her colleagues and customers alike."
Commenting on her appointment, Sarah Minogue said: "I’m excited to continue my journey with Circle in my new role.
"Learning the business from different areas and working in different areas helped me develop and grow as an individual.
"The pandemic has certainly been challenging but the team has pulled together to make these uncertain times as manageable as possible for our customers."