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HBC appoints business development manager

HBC Vehicle Services has appointed Andy Short as business development manager.

Andy’s sixteen year career to date in the insurance and vehicle industries has spanned a variety of national business development roles in vehicle salvage, remarketing, support, leasing and finance. Most recently he was with Copart as national sales development manager.

Steve Hankins, managing director of HBC, said: “We’re delighted to be able to further strengthen our team and support our growth strategy with someone of Andy’s calibre and wealth of experience. His expertise will be of great practical benefit in meeting the individual and evolving needs of our clients, and helping them to maximise returns and secure best value.”

Jim Chatten, commercial director for HBC, will continue to look after and manage the relationships with existing accounts, while Andy concentrates on the newly created role of leading the business development and new tender process.

Short said: “It’s good to be joining HBC at such an exciting time in the company’s development. After 47 years of service to the UK’s top insurance, fleet and accident management companies, HBC is still leading the way in a whole range of areas – from “one stop shop” claims management to the unique eValued online valuation service. I’m greatly looking forward to helping to build supportive partnerships with insurer principals in ways that best enable them to achieve their goals – including managing down the cost of claims and getting the best possible return for salvage or lightly damaged vehicles.”


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