SFS Makes Two Key Senior Appointments

2015-07-08 00:00:00

Northampton-based contract hire and fleet management company, Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS), has recruited two key senior members of staff to help drive its continuing business expansion.

During the past two years SFS has expanded its operations with the acquisition of Collett Transport Services (CTS), a short term refuse vehicle hire company, in October 2013, followed by the launch of a new asset finance business, Five Arrows Vehicle Finance (FAVF) in August 2014.

Nicola Finch, Financial Director, has over 13 years experience working at a senior level in the contract hire and vehicle leasing sector. Her role includes reviewing and improving the delivery of management information for SFS, CTS and FAVF.

Nicola said: “I was attracted by SFS’s strategic growth plans and the diversity of working with three very different business units.  This is an important stage of the company’s development and a great time to join the team.”

Amanda Brown, Business Development Director, has worked in the vehicle and plant hire sector for over 25 years and has a proven track record in senior commercial roles.

Amanda said: “SFS is very highly regarded in the industry and has a reputation for professionalism. The company has sustained a period of growth and has ambitious plans for the future so it’s a busy and exciting time to join the company.”

Bob Sweetland, Managing Director, SFS said: “We welcome Nicola and Amanda to the team. Their roles are a key part of our plan to build on our recent expansion and pave the way for further investment and growth.”

Across the business FAVF has also just appointed three new Business Development Managers to assist with rapid growth and to expand its operations across the UK.

A member of the Rothschild Group, with over 20 years experience in delivering successful contract hire, fleet and workshop management solutions to the public and private sector, SFS has an unrivalled combination of financial strength and experience, and the ability to meet the most complex of fleet requirements.

For more information about Specialist Fleet Services tel: 01604 234601, email [email protected] or visit www.sfs.co.uk

ENDS                                                                                       July 2015

Media Contact: Clare Summers tel: 07771 524 596 email: [email protected]

Notes to editors

About Specialist Fleet Services

A member of the Rothschild Group, Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS) is a vehicle and plant solutions provider and partner to the waste management sector. Established in 1992 and with its own network of workshops SFS offers the complete range of vehicle hire and fleet management services to both the public and private sector, including vehicle maintenance, workshop management, service scheduling, certification, accident management, breakdown support, driver training, fuel management, vehicle disposal, technical advice and consultancy.

Collet Transport Services (CTS), a leading municipal vehicle spot hire company is also part of SFS and offers short to medium term vehicle hire and maintenance services.  Five Arrows Vehicle Finance (FAVF) is an asset finance company established by SFS to focus on the lease and hire purchase of commercial vehicles to the recovery, haulage, bus and coach and self-drive hire sectors. 

For further information about SFS, CTS or FAVF Tel: 01604 234601  www.sfs.co.uk