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Volvo appoints new business sales manager

Date: 15 April 2019   |   Author: Sean Keywood

Volvo has named Carl Stanton as new business sales manager for its UK car division.

Stanton is said to have more than 20 years of motor industry operations and sales experience, including with fleet, retail and rental.

He joins Volvo from Vauxhall, where he worked for more than a decade.

His latest role is a brand new position. Volvo says it has been created to focus on seeking custom from businesses that may not have purchased its cars for many years.

Volvo UK head of business sales Steve Beattie said: "We restructured our business sales team in 2018, which reaped significant rewards.

"Just recently we announced our investment in a dedicated virtual sales team to support the needs of our SME customers, which is already proving to be a great success. 

"Now, with the appointment of Carl, we are ensuring we place equal importance on our large corporate prospects, particularly those to whom we haven't spoken in recent years. The newly bolstered team puts us in an ideal position to deliver on our bold UK fleet sales ambitions." 

Stanton said: "This is an exciting time to be joining Volvo. Added to the transformed model range and its rapidly increasing market share, the recent changes Steve has brought about within business sales are paying strong dividends.

"However, there is still huge potential for growth. The combined experience and passion of the team, backed by the ongoing investment in innovative solutions to support our customer service offering, will be key to us achieving this. 

"I am confident that a growing number of businesses across the UK with fleets of all sizes will be making Volvo their manufacturer of choice."