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Fleet Assist appoints head of business development

Date: 13 September 2018   |   Author: Sean Keywood

Supply chain management company Fleet Assist has named Karen Ewer as head of business development.

Ewer has been promoted to the newly-created position, having joined the firm as a business development manager in 2011.

She started working in the fleet industry almost 20 years ago at Ford Rental, before spending nearly two years at Fleetline prior to joining Fleet Assist.

She now leads Fleet Assist's five-strong business development team, working with many of the UK's major contract hire and leasing companies. 

The team is focused on growing Fleet Assist's customer portfolio and increasing the amount of business that flows into the company's network of more than 5,000 service outlets. Those outlets undertake service, maintenance and repair work on vehicles supplied by contract hire and leasing companies to customers across the UK.

The team is also looking to further develop the supply of cars to independent rental companies and garages seeking courtesy vehicles.

Ewer said: "I have gained a deep understanding of the Fleet Assist business and have got to know customers and understand their requirements in a significantly cost-focused and data-driven environment.

"Fleet Assist has been very successful in growing its contract hire and leasing company customer base, and more recently has started to win business with rental companies wanting to use the network of service outlets." 

"With services provided covering significantly more than 900,000 company vehicles, the business development team is focused on helping Fleet Assist reach the one million mark in the near future." 

Fleet Assist managing director Vincent St Claire said: "Karen has proven herself to be a dedicated and customer-focused member of the Fleet Assist team.

"Her appointment to this role and becoming part of the senior management team reflects our ongoing commitment to invest in assisting our customers."