|FLEETCOR UK has backed up a succession of new product and service launches with senior appointments to head up an expanded Fleetcor sales team.|
The independent global business solutions specialist, which operates leading brands Allstar, Keyfuels and The Fuel Card Company in the UK, has brought in a top trio to drive growth and enhance customer service.
Leading the sales operation is Tony Murtagh who previously worked at Lloyds Bank & Lex Autolease for over 17 years, where he held a number of director and sales leadership roles. It was here that Tony was instrumental in the turnaround of the broker business from 2009 to 2013 as well as growing the Lex SME Direct business by 64% year on year in 2014.
Stuart Miles, who worked with Tony at Lex and has also held senior positions at Leaseplan, has been appointed as Fleetcor’s new sales director for its partner and corporate business.
Finally, after heading up the sales operation at CMS Supatrak for the past three years, Alex Harper has also returned to Fleetcor UK as head of corporate sales, having previously spent 20 years as sales and marketing director at Keyfuels.
In addition to these three senior appointments, the company has also invested in expanding its sales force by almost 50 per cent this year. The business now has a team of over 90 sales people, improving its service offering across its brands and with Fleetcor partner and corporate customers.
Peter Bridgen, managing director at Fleetcor UK, commented: “We have gone through a major transition and investment programme over the last few years to fully integrate the Allstar, Keyfuels and The Fuel Card Company brands into Fleetcor UK.
“The result of this investment has seen some really exciting new product and service developments recently, like the launch of the Allstar One Card, Keyfuels’ ControlMax solution, plus new services like SMR and the relationships we have developed with market leading service providers like The AA, National Windscreens and the M6toll for instance.
“Restructuring and expanding the sales force has been another critical factor in helping to drive the business forward. Tony, Stuart and Alex all bring a wealth of experience and expert knowledge of the fuel card, fuel management and fleet markets to their roles. I am delighted they have joined the business and I wish them, and their teams, every success for the future.”
Tony Murtagh, Fleetcor UK’s vice president of sales, said: “While our customers and the market as a whole have traditionally seen Fleetcor (and our brands) as fuel card providers, a huge amount of work and investment has taken place to build and develop our customer value proposition.
“The good news is that we are now able to shout about Fleetcor and communicate the benefits and improvements we have made to the market as we evolve into a commercial fleet payment solutions provider.
“The key for our business now is working in partnership with our customers and developing the products and services they want and need to help them be more efficient and save money.
“By focusing on our customers’ needs and measuring our success against this, there’s no doubt that we will continue to grow and be more and more successful.”
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