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Aston Barclay steps up online offer

Aston Barclay has joined the big two (BCA and Manheim) in offering a growing suite of online products to the fleet and leasing sector. It launched Dashboard – a web-based solution providing dealer and fleet vehicle vendors with sales information – more than a year ago.

And it has now introduced Buy+, a fixed price portal for buyers to view unsold stock outside of the auction. Buy+ has gone live with a small number of customers, but the company intends to roll it out after a trial.

Meanwhile, the company has re-appointed its chairman Glen Scarborough as managing director after Tim Hudson left the business.

Hudson has joined Manheim to take on a role in Australia, while Scarborough, who is also a shareholder in the family-owned
business, returns to the helm after a three-year gap.

He said: “We didn’t really work as a group four years ago and it was then we decided to brand ourselves as Aston Barclay.

“That was the reason Tim came on-board. We needed someone who could manage that process and direct our ideas into a more focused approach with new systems and products.”

While Scarborough was sorry to see Hudson go, he told Fleet News that “the work has now been done” and he was looking forward to developing the offering further.


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