Renault announces several changes to its fleet team
02 August 2017
Author: Daniel Puddicombe
Renault has restructured and expanded its fleet team.
The corporate division of the brand now has two divisions - sales and operations.
Mark Potter - formerly regional director for the north of the UK - will take on the newly-created role of national fleet manager. As part of his role, he will oversee the restructure of the team, while corporate account managers, contract hire and leasing account managers, business sales area managers and an upcoming sales dedicated to the firm's electric vehicle range will report into him.
Heading up the operations side of the team will be Mark Dickens, head of fleet operations and remarketing, who will now also take responsibility for the firm's Motability programme and short-term rental contracts.
Reporting to Dickens will be Patrick Whyman - formerly national corporate sales manager at Renault - as he moves into the newly-created role of national rental and mobility manager. He will be responsible for sales to the rental industry and looking after the Motability programme, in addition to looking after the company's strategy for car-sharing schemes, car clubs and connected vehicles.
Renault has also created a new, ten-strong team of business sales area managers to advance its 'local fleet strategy programme'. from the team will comprise members of the firm's SME fleet business sales team as well as new staff members.
"The restructure of the fleet team makes perfect sense for both our customers and the business, in keeping with the Renault Business Quality Commitment," said Nick Tame, sales director at Renault. "The growth of the fleet team comes at a really exciting time for us with the launch of the Koleos, a key fleet car. This joins our already extensive range that includes our recently renewed family car line-up. Plus, the Zoe, with its new Z.E.40 battery, now has a range of 250 miles - the longest of any mainstream EV. With a five-year high in vehicle sales last year, the restructure will expand on this and help drive the business even further forward in the future."