1pm plc appoints Gosling to drive sales
1pm plc (“1pm”), the AIM listed independent specialty finance provider, is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Gosling as sales manager in their vehicles division. Andrew will be responsible for growing the sales and profitability in line with the Groups’ vision.
The appointment comes at an exciting time for 1pm as it follows a series of restructuring and strengthening of the senior management teams, including Mark Burgess as head of vehicles and Lorraine Neyland as head of risk.
1pm is focussed on providing UK businesses who are looking to grow and invest with access to the right forms of funding and with recent figures revealing that 30% of SMEs make use of leasing, HP or vehicle finance, there is a big opportunity to bring greater awareness to the market around the flexibility that these financial solutions can offer.
Andrew brings with him 25 years’ experience in the contract hire and fleet management industry. Starting his career at LeasePlan selling courtesy cars in the direct sales team, was quickly promoted to business development selling into fleets of 100 – 700 vehicles. Moving to Pendragon, building a team to work with its group dealerships and contract hire brokers then onto starting his own contract hire business leading the sales team and partner relationships. This broad experience equips him with the knowledge and expertise to lead the sales team in delivering another successful financial year and drive expansion in the vehicle’s division.
Speaking of his appointment, Andrew said: “Having Joined 1pm in July, spending 5 months on the ground floor taking enquiries and converting to end user sales, this experience has allowed me to ask questions of the current structure and recognise how things can improve to make the sales team more successful and deliver the growth required by the Group. The atmosphere at 1pm is amazing and it’s a great place to work and I am proud to lead the sales team into 2020 .”
1pm provide access to a multi-product range of business finance solutions to the UK market from asset finance, invoice finance, commercial loans through to vehicle finance. With a strong reputation for providing a flexible and fair approach to funding, 1pm is seen as a trusted partner for both brokers and clients alike.
Mark Burgess, head of vehicles at 1pm plc, commented: “I am delighted that Andy has been promoted to the position of sales manager within the vehicles department. We have an opportunity to grow the vehicles division as part of the 1pm group and Andy has exactly the right blend of experience and motivation to take the department to the next level. I am excited about working with Andy during 2020 and beyond.”