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Fleet Assist hires Carl Blott as permanent finance director

Carl Blott hired as finance director

Fleet Assist has hired Carl Blott as its finance director.

Blott took the role on a contract basis in November, however, he has now taken on the role in a full-time capacity.

The 50-year-old brings a 25-year motor industry career of experience with him, joining Fleet Assist’s senior management team consisting of: Vincent St Claire, managing director; Jonathan Smith, chief information officer; Chris Crow, head of network services; and Karen Ewer, head of business development.

Blott said: “One of my key objectives is to bring Fleet Assist’s award-winning software ‘Atlas’, which has functionality that includes providing a wealth of SMR data analytics and business intelligence in real-time to customers, and finance systems together.

“Further integration will result in even greater levels of reporting that will prepare Fleet Assist for the continued expansion of its services. 

“I’m looking forward to the challenges ahead. It promises to be an exciting time for the business.”

Carl’s 25-year career includes time spent working for Lex, Pendragon and Tusker.

Fleet Assist managing director Vincent St Claire said: “We are delighted to appoint someone with Carl’s experience and knowledge of the motor industry as our finance director.

“His appointment and joining the senior management team allied to the move to new offices ensures we future proof the business to enable the continual development of the products and services offered whilst ensuring they are scalable. 

“Both developments reflect Fleet Assist’s ongoing commitment to invest in assisting our customers.

“We continue to see significant interest from more contract hire companies as well as rental companies in helping them to manage vehicle SMR; and, with an ever-increasing focus on cost management, there is growing interest from customers in utilising our vehicle maintenance authorisation service and our service booking facility.”

Fleet Assist recently completed its move to its new Huntingdon headquarters.

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