We are delighted to announce we have appointed a new Fleet Sales Consultant, Gavin Iredale, to meet the vehicle demands from businesses in North Yorkshire.

Now with a four-strong team of fleet sales representatives and administrators, Gavin, who resides from nearby Pocklington, has been recruited to help meet the growing demand from local companies in need of vehicles to support their business.

Gavin will be on hand to identify the most suitable vehicles for our business customers as well as highlighting the various funding methods – along with tax implications for both the driver and the business – and illustrate whole-life costs, including fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions, which determine the entire cost of a vehicle beyond the monthly payment.

Gavin has clocked up several years’ experience in the motor industry having spent time with Mercedes-Benz and Ford as well as with Vodafone Automotive, which provides a range of connected car products and services. With a varied career, Gavin’s work with one of the world’s top financial advisors De Vere Italia and in the legal field with RG Solicitors and global pharmaceutical corporate GlaxoSmithKline means he is well placed to guide local companies in their choice of vehicles and funding options.

“Volvo is the perfect business partner”, comments Gavin Iredale. “The premium manufacturer’s growing range of fleet-friendly vehicles produce significantly lower CO2 emissions than most of its competitors, especially since the introduction of the T8 Twin Engine powertrain found in the XC90, V60 and now the stunning new V90, too.

“We understand that no two businesses are the same, so we’re always happy to support customers of all sizes in North Yorkshire to help them get their jobs done quickly, effectively and with the minimum of cost. I am delighted to be able to draw on all areas of my varied experience in automotive, finance and working for large corporations to help local companies fulfil their motoring needs.”

Ray Chapman Motors is one of only 10 Volvo approved Business Centres operating across the UK and provides a more comprehensive service for fleet customers by offering specialist knowledge. Extended test drives or ride and drive events can be arranged at workplaces throughout the region. Both dealerships also operates a fleet of dedicated corporate demonstrators, updated every six months.

“Businesses can select a variety of funding methods which have various benefits and corresponding tax implications for both the driver and the company,” adds Duncan Chapman, Ray Chapman Motor’s Dealer Principal. "Gavin will be tasked with cutting through the jargon to provide information in an easily digestible format for new and existing business customers.

“Gavin is a fantastic addition to our business and brings with him a strong mix of experience and a passion for knowledge on all things Volvo. Business sales within Ray Chapman is a busy and expanding department so Gavin is joining at a very exciting time for us.”

Family owned, family run business Ray Chapman Motors was recently awarded Volvo Regional Dealer of the Year award, reflecting its status as one of the top performers in the UK.