TIM Bailey has been appointed as vice-president fleet for Vanguard Rental (UK). The appointment sees Bailey take on responsibility for the purchase, control and disposal of the National Car Rental, Alamo Rent A Car and Guy Salmon Prestige rental fleets of more than 70,000 vehicles across the UK, Germany and Switzerland. Bailey joins from his position of general manager for Vanguard’s German operations and takes over from Stephen Deakin, who is retiring after 25 years with the business. Bringing with him 17 years’ rental industry experience, Bailey started his career with Alamo in operations, working up to regional manager for the south of England before moving into European fleet operations and planning in Germany. In 2003, he was appointed general manager for Germany, with direct responsibility for operations, fleet, network development and sales and marketing.
Bailey’s overriding focus will be on ensuring the quality and standard of rental vehicles, while also being responsible for fleet-related expenses.
He brings with him experience gained at Sixt Kenning and Enterprise.
Turney joins Universal Salvage from independent fleet performance company, FMG Support and brings with him more than 20 years’ experience in the automotive and car rental industry.
WNS Assistance currently handles more than 250,000 motor claims a year on behalf of insurers, brokers and large commercial fleets, but plans to double this number by the end of next year. Pierce has been appointed to support this growth and extend the company’s services from motor claims management into other areas. He will be based at WNS Assistance’s head office in Ipswich.
She brings more than five years’ travel industry experience to National, having worked in account management roles at both Air France and Whitbread. Nickless has been tasked with enhancing relationships with existing multi-national customers as well as identifying new business opportunities.
As part of his remit at LDV, Stanton will be responsible for all aspects of LDV purchasing, including the implementation of business and process improvement programmes across the company.
Stanton brings a wealth of light commercial vehicle experience with him to LDV. At Ford, he was credited with swelling production volumes at the Southampton plant by 30% in the last year.