BCA to increase truck auctions at Glasgow
British Car Auctions (BCA) is to expand its Scottish business with additional sales planned for sites in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Livingstone and Kinross.
A new facility in Glasgow is due to be constructed next year after the existing site was introduced to light and heavy commercial vehicle sales every Tuesday and Friday.
Following these changes record levels of bidding were achieved in September.
Stuart Pearson, chief operating officer for BCA UK remarketing, said: “BCA Glasgow has been operating at near capacity. The establishment of a dedicated commercial vehicle centre allows us to optimise the sales programme and provide our commercial vehicle customers with more opportunity to buy or sell stock every week. BCA is investing to ensure we offer the best facilities to support the significant growth opportunity that exists in the Scottish market.”
LeasePlan appoints new UK MD
Vehicle management Group LeasePlan’s UK MD Matt Dyer has been appointed chief executive and president of LeasePlan USA after more than four and a half years leading the business in the UK.
Dyer will be replaced by Alfonso Martinez, MD of LeasePlan Italy, on 1 January 2019. Martínez (above) has worked for LeasePlan since 2006, with previous roles including chief financial officer of LeasePlan Spain and LeasePlan Italy MD, which he has held since 2012.
Martínez will look to improve the customer experience as well as support LeasePlan’s sustainability ambitions and transformation into a fully digitally enabled business.
Martínez said: “Leading the UK business is an exciting prospect, and I look forward to taking on this role from January.”