Nissan Motor (GB) has made a series of key appointments and structural changes within its corporate sales team.
The move, which has seen the corporate sales team grow significantly, follows another record year for fleet sales in the UK.
The brand registered 74,768 passenger cars and 10,398 vans to business users in 2015 to hit an all-time high market share of 5.68%.
Darren Payne, formerly sales director at Renault UK, heads the team after taking on the newly-created role of UK sales director on May 1, overseeing both retail and corporate sales.
Reporting directly to Payne, Robert Tweedie has been appointed fleet sales director and will oversee day-to-day fleet sales operations.
Most recently, Tweedie was electric vehicle category manager at Nissan Motor GB, having joined the company in 2010 following a lengthy career at dealer level.
Meanwhile, Mark Wheeler, formerly fleet sales director, has moved to another newly-created role – director of LCV and customer relationships and will also report to Payne.
Finally, eight experienced fleet sales professionals have been recruited to form a new mid-sized fleet team, offering advice and support to customers operating between 50 and 200 vehicles.
Based across the regions, the new mid-sized fleet team will be led by Adam Connelly, a recruit from Seat, where he was most recently contract hire manager.
Payne said: “Nissan’s presence in the fleet sector has grown significantly in recent years and we intend to remain on this upward trajectory.
“The key appointments we have made will ensure we have the right people in place to achieve all of our reputational targets and growth aspirations.
“Meanwhile, the changes we have implemented will make us much more flexible as an organisation and better able to respond to the changing needs of our fleet customers.”