WELSH van brokerage VansDirect has become the newest member of the Leasing Broker Federation.
One of the biggest van specialists in the broker arena, Newport-based VansDirect decided to join the Federation following the appointment of Colin Parnell to the role of commercial director earlier in the spring of 2016.
An industry specialist of 31 years, the last 10 in the corporate arena, Colin Parnell left his position as contract hire & leasing manager for FCA Group – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles – to join VansDirect.
“We are enhancing our profile in this sector, and in joining the Federation we can gain more visibility on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead,” explained Colin.
With wide experience of the contract hire and leasing market, and first-hand knowledge of manufacturers and their dealer networks, Colin was persuaded to leave the car manufacturer and join VansDirect.
“I have known the current VansDirect management team for 10 years. I have joined the team to assist with strategy and to help develop the business, using some existing relationships to manage our supply line to provide the best opportunities for our customers.
“I was keen to return to the smaller business environment where one’s decisions are more impactful. This is a well-run business and I am glad I have made the switch.”