Renault has bolstered its fleet team with four new managerial appointments, following increased fleet sales last year.

New recruits Simon Hubbard, Mark Waite and Simon Williams are taking up roles as business development area managers while Chris Bunce takes on the position of business sales area manager (SME). The French firm claimed the appointments should drive forward sales in the fleet market,

Hubbard has worked for Renault since June 2015 and also held senior fleet sales positions with a number of manufacturers, including Fiat, Volkswagen and Audi during his 25 years in automotive retailing. He cover the Midlands, East Anglia, South Wales and Cornwall.

Waite, meanwhile, has spent 26 years in automotive sales, during which he has worked for Peugeot, Citroën, Toyota and Lexus – most recently in the position of international fleet key account manager. He will focus on businesses in the South of England, South East and East Midlands, while Williams will concentrate on companies in the North of England and Scotland.

Bunce previously worked for the brand as a national business sales manager and has over 20 years of automotive sales experience. He will focus on West London and Oxfordshire.

“These appointments and growth in our sales department come at a very exciting time for the rapidly growing Group Renault UK and for our customers, our fleet offering being stronger than ever with the first full-year of sales of the Kadjar, the forthcoming Mégane and, later in 2016, an all-new version of the Scénic too,” said Darren Payne, sales director, Group Renault UK.