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April update from Aston Barclay

Aston Barclay's Leeds site scoops LeasePlan UK's Auction Provider of the Year 2015

  • Aston Barclay’s Leeds site awarded Auction Provider of the Year
  • Aston Barclay achieves strong CAP Performance and conversion rate
  • Westbury site named Best Performing Auction Site for value in Q4 2015

Aston Barclay Plc’s Leeds site has been awarded with vehicle leasing company LeasePlan UK’s Auction Provider of the Year for 2015 for its outstanding value and service levels achieved over the past 12 months.

The Hillidge Road site was named the top monthly ranked of all audited sites an unprecedented three times throughout 2015 for value, achieving the best service provision for three quarters and Platinum status for the second consecutive quarter in Q4 2015.

The Leeds site achieved a 100% score measured on timing, late notifications, admin, line-up and valeting, resulting in them also being named Best Performing Auction Site for service in Q4. Westbury was named Best Performing Auction Site in terms of value for Q4 2015, after topping the value ranking tables in October and November.

The strong performance of all Aston Barclay sites was recognised by LeasePlan UK, with the Group achieving an extremely strong CAP Performance and conversion rate in Q4 2015.

The consistent high service levels of Aston Barclay’s Leeds, Prees Heath and Westbury sites throughout Q4 enabled the Group to receive a gold accreditation for the quarter, while Leeds and Westbury were the only measured sites to top the overall LeasePlan ranking table more than once throughout 2015.

Paul Mason, LeasePlan’s General Manager, Auction Sales, commented: “The fantastic performance of Aston Barclay’s Leeds site, both in Q4 2015 and throughout the year, means they wholly deserve our Auction Provider of the Year award. Strong performances across the entire group for the quarter completely justify another gold accreditation.”

Lisa Grimsley, Aston Barclay’s Remarketing Director (North), added: “After such a brilliant year for our Leeds site, we are delighted to receive LeasePlan’s Auction Provider of the Year accolade. We’ve continued to work extremely hard, not only at Leeds but at Prees Heath and Westbury, to ensure a high level of nationwide service and value for our customers.”

About Aston Barclay:
Aston Barclay is the leading independent supplier of auction and remarketing services in the UK. Aston Barclay operate from four strategically placed centres across the country in Essex, Shropshire, Wiltshire and Yorkshire, as well as via the company’s online channels. For more information, please visit www.astonbarclay.net

For further information, please contact:
Tom Mapes
Group PR & Marketing Manager
Aston Barclay Chelmsford
01245 450700

About LeasePlan:

LeasePlan UK is part of global fleet management and driver mobility company LeasePlan.

Our full service offering consists of financing and operational fleet management services to meet the needs of a diverse client base.

Established in the Netherlands in 1963, we have grown to become the world’s leading global fleet management and driver mobility company with more than 85% of our 7,275 strong workforce now operating outside the Netherlands.

Our global franchise manages 1.55 million multi-brand vehicles and provides global fleet management and driver mobility services in 32 countries.

We have a proven track record in enhancing our presence in traditional mature fleet markets, as well as expanding into new markets and growing our business to market leading positions.

We are able to capitalise on our global presence and international network by providing innovative products and high quality service to meet the needs of (multi)national clients. We aim to do this by using our expertise to make running a fleet easier for our clients. This is reflected in our universal promise to all our clients: “It’s easier to LeasePlan.”