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  • BIRMINGHAM-based Ryland Unity Vehicle Solutions has appointed three new senior consultants to help develop new business nationwide. David Casserley and Sandra Weston join from contact hire firm Arval PHH, where they were area sales manager and major accounts manager respectively. The third, Steve Harris, worked in contract hire for firms including Fiat Auto Contracts and Vauxhall Leasing. Between them, they have over 40 years’ experience in the industry.

  • FLEET software and road safety specialist Jaama has appointed Martin Evans to its management team. Jaama was founded a year ago by former cfc solutions boss Jason Francis, who named his new firm in honour of his old management team – Jason, Andy, Alex, Martin and Adrian.

    Evans’ arrival means Francis now has four of five of his old management team back together.

    Francis said: ‘Jaama was created to overcome a lack of investment in the development of new fleet software products and we are delighted with our progress so far, although it has meant that we have had to recruit more quickly than we originally anticipated.

    ‘When selecting people, industry experience is important and with over 16 years at cfc, Martin pushes our combined fleet knowledge to over 150 years, which is impressive for any company, let alone one which has not been trading a full year.’

  • AMY McCandlish has been appointed marketing executive at cfc solutions. She will be responsible for direct marketing, organisation of events and exhibitions, and ad hoc projects.

    Her previous experience includes marketing and community affairs activity for Meadowhall Shopping and Leisure Centre, Birmingham International Airport and the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation, and she is currently studying for the CIM Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing. Also new at cfc are Charan Panesar and John Watson, who join as first-line support technicians, working with cfc’s leasing products.

    Chris Fenton and Mark Pearson join as software developers.

  • AUTOMOTIVE IT specialist epyx has appointed Charlotte Greening as account manager, looking after day-to-day relationships between epyx and customers for its 1link range of fleet e-commerce platforms.

    Greening worked previously as corporate sales manager for Fiat UK and was also an account manager at Pendragon Contracts.

    Also new at epyx is James Thurtle, a product support executive within the 1link product support team. As well as manning the 1link helpdesk, he is also responsible for data management.

    Previously, Thurtle worked for Arval PHH’s credit department as a credit analyst.

  • FLEET and fuel management company Arval has appointed a team of dedicated vehicle rental specialists.

    Headed by Stuart Russell, head of vehicle rental and mini-lease, and supported by Mark Graham, Arval’s national sales manager for vehicle rental, the team consists of three regional sales managers and one dedicated customer service manager.

    Wendy Hughes has been appointed customer services manager and Alister Henderson regional sales manager for vehicle rental in the Midlands and north. Jayson Drew and Sarah Coleman are the new regional sales managers for the south coast and south west and south and south east respectively.

    Their role is to support fleets in their rental provision requirements and assist fleet managers in introducing a controlled and properly supported policy.

  • ARRIVA Vehicle Rental has appointed Daw Kazzuz to a new regional safety coordinator position. Kazzuz, from Bristol, is tasked with maintaining a safe working environment for employees and customers. Married with four daughters, Kazzuz is currently working towards a Masters Degree in Health, Safety and Environmental Management. He joins Arriva Vehicle Rental from Arriva Trains Wales, where he held positions including retail standards auditor and health and safety support manager to the rail fleet operation.

  • APPLEYARD Vehicle Contracts has appointed Phillippa Carter as its new national public sector sales manager.

    She joins the contract hire and vehicle management company after almost eight years in a similar role at Vauxhall Motors and will run a seven-strong team of three field-based account managers and four sales support staff.

    Carter will report to Andrew Collett, who becomes Appleyard national sales manager.

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