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Northgate Vehicle Hire appoints national sales and marketing director

Northgate Vehicle Hire has appointed Jon Tobell as national sales and marketing director to drive the company’s ambitious plans into 2013. 

Previously working as commercial director for Hermes Logistics, Tobell has a strong track record when it comes to delivering results, having achieved an impressive 50% revenue increase in his former role. Tobell hopes to achieve comparable results in his new role for Northgate.

The position will see Tobell take charge of Northgate’s sales team across the company’s 62 sites. Reporting to Northgate’s CEO, Bob Contreras, Tobell will be responsible for driving sales for the national team which, after a re-structure earlier this year, now involves Fleet Management, Vehicle Monitoring and Northgate Vehicle Sales, allowing the company to consult with customers using one representative to support their complete fleet needs. 

On his new role, Tobell commented: “There is a common misconception that Northgate only offers commercial vehicle hire, this is not the case; Northgate offers flexible hire and complete fleet solutions, and it is this untold story that appealed to me. As National Sales and Marketing Director it is now my responsibility to ensure that this message transpires and, as a result, our complete fleet solutions help to generate further growth across the business.”

Tobell continued, “Northgate is widely accepted as the market leader in commercial vehicle hire, it is my goal to raise the bar and drive Northgate forward as the leader of complete fleet solutions.”



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