Tusker ramps up contract hire focus with new appointments
The new recruits include Stewart Ballantyne, who joins the company from Zenith Vehicle Contracts and takes on responsibility for new business in the north of the country. Ballantyne brings almost 20 years in new business development in the contract hire and leasing market in a variety of senior roles with a number of leading companies, including Lex Vehicle Leasing and Lombard Vehicle Management.
‘This is an excellent time to be joining Tusker who are poised to achieve great things in the contract hire and leasing market, having had such huge success in the salary sacrifice arena. We have really strong funding, outstanding systems and an ethos that allow us to offer first-rate customer service to customers,’ he said.
Ballantyne is joined by Colin Lev who has been involved with the fleet and motor industry for the last 25 years.
Lev’s previous work experience includes 12 years with Lombard Vehicle Management where he was development director responsible for large corporate fleets, and five years with ALD Automotive where he also worked on account management and new business.
In his new role at Tusker, he will be responsible for new business in the south.
‘Tusker is a fantastic company with fantastic people and has a great opportunity to continue their growth in the contract hire market. I’m really looking forward to this exciting new challenge,’ he commented.
Tusker’s business development director, Alison Argall, added: ‘Between them Stewart and Colin bring huge experience of the contract hire and leasing market to Tusker at a time when our aim is to grow our portfolio in this market sector.
‘We have seen huge success in the salary sacrifice market in recent years with over 100 live schemes currently in operation and this growth allows us to be more competitive in the traditional contract hire sector,’ she added.