Robert Diamond (pictured), the former managing director of motoring services at the RAC, has given his financial backing to used vehicle database Cazana.
The investment, which has come through Diamond’s venture capitalist organisation Fernbrook Partners, follows the recent arrival of ex Glass’ man Rupert Pontin and is part of a wider £1.75 million boost for the business.
It enables Cazana to continue its impressive growth plans, further building its influence and relationship with leasing companies, fleets, OEMs, and dealerships, it says.
Diamond is best known in the motor trade for the prominent role he played in the acquisition, turnaround and sale of RAC between 2011-2017.
In his role as managing director of motoring services, he oversaw RAC’s database of 8.2 million members, in addition to running six other businesses.
Today, he is the founder of Fernbrook Partners, which oversees a private portfolio covering early-stage retail technology and lifestyle investments; commercial property acquisition, development and leasing, as well as several businesses relating to classic cars.
Rupert Pontin, director of valuations at Cazana, said of the support: “It’s great to have the backing of Robert Diamond, who is a highly respected name in the motor trade. He brings a wealth of knowledge relating to the management and analysis of data and his support will enable us to help more businesses understand vehicles better and improve our platform for consumers.”