Used car dealer engagement team created as 1link Disposal Network buyer base grows
The number of used car dealers utilising the 1link Disposal Network platform to acquire stock continues to grow. As a result of this, we have created a new Engagement Team.
Mark Davis has been named as Senior Online Engagement Manager and Lauren Clifford as Online Engagement Manager for the platform, which several major fleets use for remarketing.
Vicky Gardner, epyx Head of Remarketing, explained that 1link Disposal Network has seen an increase in its buyer base among franchise dealers, independents and car supermarkets.
She said: “We saw substantial growth for the platform in 2018 with the buyer base increasing by 23% and the volume of vehicles sold rising by 15%.
“To subsequently capitalise on this success, we’ve created a new engagement team. The team will help existing customers get the most out of 1link Disposal Network, as well as increase new customer penetration.
“While these are new roles for Mark and Lauren, both are longstanding members of the 1link Disposal Network department at epyx and have in-depth knowledge of the remarketing sector.”
Vicky added that car supermarkets would be especially targeted given their current level of growth and need for high-quality stock.
“It appears to us that car supermarkets and 1link Disposal Network are very well-matched. Our proposition is based on providing top grade, well-priced stock from reputable fleets using technology to make the purchasing process as easy as possible.
“This very much fits in with the business model of most of the major car supermarkets and we are therefore already having productive conversations with some of the most well-known and respected.
The creation of the engagement team is part of a restructuring of the core 1link Disposal Network department at epyx, which now numbers 14 people.
Vicky said: “The whole team is growing alongside the platform and we have undertaken a reorganisation designed to deliver a much enhanced level of support for our customers.”
epyx’s 1link Disposal Network is one of the longest-established sources of trade stock in the UK, offering a large selection of cars and vans from leasing companies, motor manufacturers and more.
Back Row: Mark Davis, Senior Online Engagement Manager; Gemma Cleaver, Remarketing Development Manager; Max Goldsmith, Remarketing Development Executive; Tora Smart, Trade Sales Executive; Vicky Gardner, Head of Remarketing; Kate Frawley, Remarketing Executive; Carla Maclaren, Trade Sales Executive; Andrew Gale, Marketing Manager; Ian McFarlane – Online Remarketing Manager.
Front Row: Lauren Clifford, Online Engagement Manager; Sophie Morris, Trade Sales Executive; Lauren Walters, Online Early Life Manager; Stephanie Pilkington, Trade Sales Executive; Alice Beaven, Trade Sales Executive.
Contact the team here.