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Select Car Leasing plans to ‘disrupt’ corporate leasing under new MD

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Select Car Leasing general manager Graham Conway has been appointed as managing director as the firm ramps up plans to become a ‘disruptor’ in corporate leasing.

Select Car Leasing managing director Graham Conway

Conway joined Select in the spring of 2019, having previously been head broker at Alphabet.

His latest appointment comes on the back of strong growth over the last 18 months, said to be the result of the firm’s quick action to adapt and thrive in the face of a global pandemic.

Conway said: “On the first Monday of the first lockdown, we made the decision that we were going to get our heads down and drive as hard as we could through this. In a matter of a week, everyone was working at home with the correct technology, equipment and licences in place. It was a phenomenal achievement.

“And during the pandemic we saw real opportunity for growth. We ramped up our appointed representatives proposition and we now have nine Select Car Leasing locations across the UK. That’s substantial growth at any time, but particularly during a global crisis.”

As a result, the business said it’s in a prime position to take advantage of the growth in online leasing. It’s seen vehicle orders processed during a typical week almost double in just 18 months.

The firm’s technology and future solutions are also able to facilitate the next generation of customer.

Conway added: “Everything that we’re building is with a mobile device as the primary driver and desktop as the second. Historically, of course, it was always the other way around.”

Select is also making further inroads in the corporate space.

Conway said: “I’ve been heavily involved in creating and mobilising our new Select Fleet Solutions brand. We intend to be a real disruptor in the corporate solutions space when it comes to business contract hire, and driving down costs when it comes to running a fleet.

“We’re now in partnership with the likes of ODO, FMG, Masternaut, Allstar and DriveTech and we’ve built a full new fleet proposition that we’re taking to market.

“From a business perspective, we want to make sure firms that operate a fleet of up to 250 vehicles are getting the service they deserve. There’s a real opportunity for us to be able to hold the hand of fleet managers with a modest fleet size.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 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.