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Industry chiefs on the move

LEADING figures in the fleet industry are on the move following changes in top management at some of the UK's biggest leasing companies.

Black Horse Vehicle Management (BHVM) has appointed Nigel Stead as managing director to replace David Harrison, who has retired, while at SG Motor Finance, managing director Roger Glenwright is to leave his position following an internal shake-up at parent company First National Vehicle Holdings. Operational control of SG Motor Finance will pass to Neil Whittaker, who handles the Abbey National car ownership scheme.

In a third senior move, Roger James, European commercial director at CW Lease, has left the company for a career outside the industry. His European duties are already being taken on by Jan Van Roon, who has moved from CW Lease Belgium to become international sales and marketing director. A replacement to cover James's UK role is

currently being recruited.

Meanwhile, longstanding fleet personality Arthur Dalziel has launched a networking business to provide links between companies operating in the fleet arena and their customers.

Dalziel's 30-year motor industry career has included the posts of BMW GB's corporate sales manager, BMW AG's worldwide international corporate sales manager and latterly GE Capital Fleet Services' marketing and communications director.

His new company, AWD Communications, specialises in consultancy, press relations, corporate hospitality, and events marketing. It also offers a chauffeur drive service.

Dalziel believes that by opening clear communications channels between all parts of the industry and their ultimate customers - contract hire and leasing companies, rental companies and fleet managers - some of the confusion and misunderstanding can be removed.

Dalziel has already signed a number of clients including GE Capital Fleet Services, British Car Auctions in the UK and Europe, ITIS (Integrated Transport Information Services) NavTrak and, from September 1, EMAP Digital - sister company of Emap Automotive Network, which includes Fleet News, as well as a couple of manufacturers.

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