Marshall Leasing has hired John Couppleditch to their account management team, replacing the retiring Paul Tyler.
Couppleditch has previously worked with Marshall Leasing MD Peter Cakebread, sales and marketing director Jonathan Ross and operations director Chris Lavender.
He has worked in a number of roles, including stints with First National Group, RBS Group, ALD Automotive, and Hitachi Capital in a mixture of strategic account management and new business acquisition roles.
Ross said: “It is always exciting when someone joins our business, John has relevant fresh knowledge around what the competition is doing.
“We will be exploiting John’s minibus experience and capitalising on his knowledge in this sector.
“John is a delightful fit because he can literally hit the ground running. He has held senior roles in sales management which reinforces our strategy of employing highly professional experienced consultants who are self-sufficient.
“John will support our customer offering, bring fresh ideas and be a genuine partner in our team. We are really delighted to have John join us and I am looking forward to working closely with him over the months and years ahead.”
Couppleditch has developed driver training solutions and telematics and for the past decade he has introduced contract hire as a concept into schools for their minibuses.
He also supported schools with compliance advice and driving training solutions.
He said: “I had kept a close eye on Marshall Leasing over the years and maintained my relationships with Peter, Jonathan and Chris.
“I always respected the way Marshall Leasing conducted their business and looked after their customers.
“I guess you could say it was an ambition of mine, to join what I saw as a successful business run by people with whom I had genuine affinity.
“So, when I became aware that Paul was looking to retire, I was quick to throw my hat in the ring. It feels like a great time to be joining especially now that Marshall is part of Northridge Finance”.