The doubling of the Corporate sales team – backed by a team of 120 experts based in Bury, Greater Manchester – is to satisfy the growing demand for improved flexibility and business savings on company car fleets. We’ve been providing car benefits, primarily to the automotive sector, for over 20 years and demand has identified the wider Corporate market as a key focus for business growth.
Alex Head has been appointed to the role of Corporate Sales Manager, with Chris Moore and David Charlesworth as Corporate Business Development Managers. They’re currently transitioning into their roles, while supporting the handover of their existing customers. The new positions are effective 1 February.
With almost 15 years experience at CBS collectively, Alex, Chris and David offer a combination of sector and solution knowledge, a strong cultural fit, and a passion for establishing new business.
Alex began his career at SG Petch as an apprentice, working his way up the ladder to sales manager over a 13-year period. Leaving there, Alex went onto Regus in the role of area manager, and it was the combination the two positions that won him the role of Regional Manager at CBS in 2018.
Alex says of his new appointment: “It’s an exciting time to transition to this new role, as CBS’ Corporate business is starting to gather pace. We have a strong product proposition that will provide huge business benefits. I’m looking forward to working with Chris, David, and the wider team, as well as onboarding new customers to help them deliver the very best employee car benefits.”
Similarly, Chris’ experience working with ALD Automotive and Infinis equipped him with a good foundation of knowledge for fleet customer needs prior to his appointment with CBS. He joined the company originally as a field operations manager before progressing into the role of regional manager.
He says: “Having previous experience in the Corporate sector, I was immediately attracted to the opportunity to combine this experience with CBS product expertise. Having been a fleet manager, I also understand the unique challenges faced by fleet policy decision-makers in an ever changing environment, which offers CBS customers a unique blend of experience.”
David has worked in automotive fleet sales and for an independent brokerage specialising in finance for business, including asset finance and loans. He joined CBS almost three years ago, coming straight from being a customer of CBS and experiencing the customer-centric values and approach that CBS instil.
As he takes on his new role, David says: “I enjoy building and managing customer relationships across a wide array of businesses. Each and every customer requires something different to the last, and it’s this tailored approach that matches how CBS work. It’s exciting to be part of developing the Corporate business for our customers and CBS.”
These three new appointments take the total headcount of the Corporate sales team to five, with James Howe as Corporate Product Manager and Elise Broderick as Head of Customers & People. Elise says of the new appointments: “We’ve had established customers in the automotive sector for more than 20 years. As we now progress on our journey to become a leading provider of inclusive car benefits across all industries, I look forward to seeing Alex, Chris and David embed into their new roles, establish new partnerships and provide value adding solutions for every business.”