NORTHGATE is probably the best known van rental firm in the UK at present – and it plans to get ever better known among in the coming year.
To oversee its expansion, Northgate has appointed Stephen Branch as UK operations director.
Previously working as regional operations manager, Stephen was responsible for the financial and operational performance of the branch network in the north. The new position will see him take charge of Northgate’s national operational performance.
In his new role, he will also be responsible for the rental and workshop areas of the company, as well as Northgate’s customer support centre in Darlington.
Stephen said: “Having worked with Northgate for a number of years I am delighted to be afforded this opportunity to complement the existing operational strategy and drive it forward.
“2014 is set to be a busy year, with plans already in place to expand the company’s existing network of 67 branches to 90 in the next two to three years.
“Effective operation is key to its success, so it’s a very exciting time to be appointed as UK operations director.”