Joel Andrester, business sales manager, Skoda UK
How does this role differ from your last one?
My last role was dealer based and the biggest difference is variety. Every customer I visit in my current job is different with unique fleet requirements.
How was your first day?
Brilliant. On my first day I joined the business team who were holding their national meeting in the Czech Republic.
Is the fleet market changing?
Yes, at a tremendous pace. Legislative and technological changes mean we must constantly enhance our methods to remain business critical to our clients.
How are you finding working with fleets?
It has definitely been challenging and enjoyable so far. I am also fortunate to work with approachable managers.
What’s the greatest challenge you’ve experienced so far?
Having to gain expert fleet knowledge in a short space of time. My role was well managed previously and customers have high expectations.
What do you do to relax at weekends?
I take the dogs out to the New Forest for a few hours and we usually get lost.