Free2Move Lease has appointed Louise Neilson to the new role of national sales manager.
Nick Gledhill will continue to be responsible for specialist vehicle sales and Corinne Dunkley moves up from her previous role of handling events for Free2Move Lease to become corporate business account manager.
Neilson (pictured) moves from her previous role as head of business sales at Peugeot Motor Company and, according to Free2Move Lease, brings a wealth of experience including extensive involvement in fleet sales and fleet operations, providing the knowledge and skills that will be invaluable in her new role.
“The sales team will draw on the strengths of our experienced team with their extensive knowledge of our current customers and corporate clients,” said Free2Move Lease general manager Mark Pickles. “Bringing that together with Louise’s knowledge and experience of business sales and the fleet environment will provide Free2Move Lease with a formidable team to win new business.”
Neilson’s national team of corporate business development managers includes Kevin Riddell (Scotland and North East England), Anna Ford (Northern England), Andy Morris (Midlands) and Lisa Bannister, (Southern England).
In an interview with Fleet News earlier this year, Free2Move Lease MD Mark Pickles outlined ambitious growth plans for the leasing company.
Pickles anticipates growing the number of new vehicle contracts Free2Move Lease UK sells this year by 30% compared to 2018 (a mixture of renewals, conquests and growing its penetration with existing customers), followed by further growth of 15-20% in both 2020 and 2021.
Those predictions are based on the market remaining stable and a “soft and sensible Brexit”. If a ‘hard’ Brexit occurs, Pickles believes “the rate we fall by should be less than the market”.