Motor accessory provider vGroup International has announced new appointments as part of a restructuring of its leasing division.

The changes at vLease, which provides services to more than 100 UK and European vehicle leasing and fleet management companies, includes Laura Clapham (pictured, right) – previously internal account manager – being promoted to sales manager, putting her in charge of the division.

Justine Hutchins, previously head of vLease, has become head of exports, and Kirstie Nichols (pictured, left) has become vLease and export account executive, supporting both Clapham and Hutchins. 

James Nash, managing director of vGroup International, said: “Our relationship with the UK’s small, medium and large contract hire and leasing businesses is critical to the on-going expansion of the company.

“What’s more, as vGroup International further develops those relationships through product range expansion, including the development of new and enhanced solutions – notably as legislation increasingly focuses on vehicle and occupant safety – the company’s knowledge and expertise as a trusted adviser is expanding our international horizons. 

“Both Laura and Kirstie have significant knowledge and experience of vGroup International gathered over a number of years, and that will be vital in supporting leasing company customers – while Justine will use her vLease division know-how to leverage vGroup International business specifically in the global leasing sector.”