Network and Automotive Leasing intermediaries combine
The car leasing broker franchisee business Network, and the broker business owned by Automotive Leasing, are joining forces.
The new broker business – currently responsible for supplying 50,000 vehicles to the Small- and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) market – will relaunch next year under a new identity.
Network is a franchised broker business. It is owned by contract hire company Leaseplan. The broker division of Automotive Leasing is also owned by Leaseplan.
“We have closely examined the logic of retaining two separate brands. Bringing our two broker divisions into one, we will provide an unrivalled solution to the UK intermediary broker sector,” commented Tim Hudson, commercial director, Leaseplan.
The name of the new broker business has yet to be decided. But Christophe Desplace, currently brand director for Network, says it is an opportunity to provide a new and exciting proposition for the supply of cars and vans to small businesses.
“I shall be working on the proposition for launch next year,” said Desplace. “But I suspect one of the key features will be that all brokers within our new business sign up to the code of practice approved by the BVRLA. I have been working behind the scenes with the BVRLA on this code of practice.”
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