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Venson strengthens public sector team

The firm said her expertise will be instrumental in managing the company’s existing client portfolio, whilst helping to support new business opportunities in local government and the emergency services sectors.

For nearly 10 years Newport held the position of head of fleet service at the London Borough of Enfield and was responsible for managing a fleet of over 300 vehicles, ensuring compliance regulations were met, as well as holding the council’s operator’s licence. She has also played an instrumental role in tendering for large contracts, including vehicle hire, vehicle procurement and fleet maintenance.

More recently she held the position of regional fleet manager at Veolia Environmental Services.

Samantha Roff, managing director for Venson Automotive Solutions, commented: “Our public sector fleet offering is an influential part of our business and growth strategy. We are therefore delighted to bring Karen on board to further strengthen our local government team and benefit from her invaluable knowledge of this sector. Karen has a strong track record of securing new business and has demonstrated a clear focus on delivering high levels of customer service, reflecting our own Customer First ethos at Venson.”

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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.