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Skoda UK Fuels Fleet Team With Key New Appointments

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MILTON KEYNES, UNITED KINGDOM – Aug 23, 2013: Škoda UK has today announced the appointment of Patrick McGillycuddy as Head of Fleet. McGillycuddy joins the brand from Vauxhall where he held the role of National Corporate Sales Manager.

McGillycuddy’s new position will see him focus on growing the brand’s true fleet market share and developing a sustainable local business offering across the retail network.

McGillycuddy comments: “With almost half of the volume coming from the fleet market in 2013, business sales remain a key focus for ŠKODA. We look forward to building on the overwhelming success the brand enjoyed last year.

“Looking ahead, we have a number of exciting new product updates, including a new-look Superb before the end of the year. With such a strong offering for both the contract hire and leasing and SME markets, the future looks incredibly bright for ŠKODA. I look forward to introducing growing numbers of fleet customers to our fantastic new range.”

Alasdair Stewart, Brand Director for ŠKODA UK adds: “McGillycuddy’s appointment comes as ŠKODA UK looks to strengthen its Fleet team with a series of key appointments, helping the brand to build on its record market share of 2.3% in 2012.”

Other recent appointments include: Henry Williams has joinedŠKODA UK as National Fleet Sales Manager from Audi UK, where he has fulfilled both product and sales force roles. His new position will see him head up the eight-strong ŠKODA Fleet Sales team.

Yulia Eaton reports into Henry as the Area Fleet Sales Manager for the Midlands and Northern Ireland, replacing Paul Fitton who has been promoted to the role of Fleet Programmes Manager. Fitton‘s new role will further enhance the fleet capabilities of the retail network and implement the required initiatives to achieve growth ambitions.

Eaton brings with her a wealth of valuable experience from her role as an Area Fleet Manager for SEAT, as well as from positions within Audi Used Cars and Audi Network Development.

ŠKODA UK has enjoyed the most successful six months in its history this year, achieving more than 32,000 registrations between January and June 2013; this follows a record 2012 with more than 53,000 registrations. The manufacturer has already received more than 15 major awards for its outstanding products and excellent customer service.