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Aston Barclay appoints new group sales director

Richard Cross has joined Aston Barclay as group sales director.

L-R: Neil Hodson, Aston Barclay’s group CEO with group sales director Richard Cross

The role will see Cross become responsible for driving new sales volumes in Aston Barclay’s physical centres and across its digital platforms, underpinned by a team of three sales managers.

He brings more than 20 years’ experience in the automotive industry working for retail dealerships, suppliers and remarketing companies, working in various positions including head of manufacturer, head of corporate, and director of dealer sales.

“I have been watching Aston Barclay’s reinvention of the remarketing sector with great interest and am very excited to now be part of this revolution,” said Cross.

“My job is to work with our existing customers and to support a range of new vendor clients about the group’s ability to provide an independent, personal and flexible service underpinned by the very latest digital technology,” he added.

“Having a dedicated sales lead is a key part of our growth strategy and we are confident that Richard’s experience and leadership skills will help take our sales volumes to the next level,” explained Neil Hodson, Aston Barclay’s group CEO.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.