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Northgate Vehicle Hire appoints new IT director

Northgate Vehicle Hire, the market leader in flexible vehicle hire and fleet solutions, has appointed Richard Harris as IT director.

Previously occupying the position of chief information officer at ARM Holdings, where he led all aspects of the organisation’s IT activity, Harris is now responsible for Northgate’s information management and supporting technology - including IT services, process improvement and data management across both Northgate’s United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland based operations. 

His extensive experience includes senior IT roles with prestigious power systems and engineering company, Rolls-Royce, where he spent 25 years in total.

He said: “It is certainly a good time to be joining Northgate, where growth and market dominance remains a key objective.

“Profitable growth for Northgate will in part be underpinned by investment in leading IT infrastructure, and through the use of modern IT services we can continue to propel the business forward.”

As Northgate continues to deliver growth, rising customer demand has seen the market leader invest significantly into its fleet with a commitment to purchase an additional 7,000 vehicles by the end of the financial year.

Northgate Vehicle Hire now has sites across 72 locations in the UK & Ireland, with its head office in Darlington.
 


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