Suzuki has announced the appointment of Graeme Jenkins as its new head of fleet.
He joins the brand after it posted record UK sales in 2016 of more than 38,000 units, with 14% of those attributed to fleet and corporate business.
Jenkins was previously employed with Maserati as corporate sales manager, a position he held since 2013. Prior to that, he gained 15 years industry experience working with Toyota GB in contract hire and leasing, business development and latterly in fleet sales and marketing.
He said: “This is an exciting time to be joining Suzuki, with plans for significant product driven growth in the fleet market along with substantial investment, there is no doubt Suzuki are now serious about fleet. As a result, I had no hesitation in accepting the position.
“We will now be raising awareness within the sector of a compelling range of relevant models including the recently launched Ignis with mild hybrid application and facelifted S-Cross with 1.0-litre and 1.4-litre Boosterjet engines.”
Reporting into Jenkins, Andrew Wale will continue to have responsibility for residual values and new model launches to the fleet sector as well as Motability and the remarketing of ex-Suzuki GB vehicles to its 158-strong dealer network.