ŠKODA bolsters fleet team with senior appointments

03/07/2017
Following record sales performance for ŠKODA fleet over the past year, two senior appointments have been made to continue the growth of True Fleet. Matt Hattersley has been appointed as national fleet sales manager and James Watson as regional contract & leasing manager for the south.

Milton Keynes, 3 July 2017: In his new position that takes effect on the 30 June 2017, Hattersley will report directly to ŠKODA’s Head of Fleet, Henry Williams, and will be responsible for the coordination of the corporate fleet sales team, driving the sales volume with existing customers and expanding the business into new sectors.

Hattersley has worked in the Volkswagen Group for the last six years holding a number of key senior positions. Commenting on his new role, Matt said: “ŠKODA has made great strides over the past few years; outward perception to the brand has shifted significantly and the new model line-up for fleet is attracting new customers every day.

“With a year that has seen the introduction of Kodiaq to the SUV segment, and with Karoq due soon, it’s an exciting time to join the brand. On top of this, I look forward to driving sales and providing the excellent level of support and service that fleet customers expect.”

James Watson has taken over the role as Contract Hire & Leasing Manager for the southern region. Having worked within Volkswagen passenger cars and latterly Volkswagen Financial Services Fleet, this is familiar territory for Watson. He said: “I’m delighted to be joining the ŠKODA fleet team at such an exciting stage of the brand’s growth. I look forward to using my experience to build on our relationships and collaborative approach in becoming the manufacturer of choice for fleet funders and customers alike.”

Henry Williams, Head of Fleet for ŠKODA UK, adds: “We are already at a turning point for the brand with the introduction of new vehicles and an ever-increasing market share. The next five years will be crucial for ŠKODA as we further develop our fleet strategy and begin to introduce hybrid and electric vehicles. I’m confident Matt and James will help to shape a positive future for the brand.”

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ŠKODA’s award-winning Kodiaq range is set to earn its badges with the arrival of a new Scout model. Priced from £32,330 and positioned between the SE L and Edition models, the Scout is the first new addition to the Kodiaq range since the seven-seater SUV arrived earlier this year.
Ordering for one of 2017’s most anticipated new arrivals – the all-new ŠKODA Karoq – opens today (Tuesday 3 October). Priced from £20,875, the all-new SUV sets new standards for value, comfort and equipment in what is one of the busiest and most competitive sectors of the new car market.
ŠKODA has announced prices and final specifications for its all-new Karoq model. Positioned below the large Kodiaq model in the brand’s updated SUV range, ŠKODA’s striking newcomer will cost from just £20,875 when order books open on 3 October. Generously equipped and packed with safety and comfort features, the all-new Karoq also introduces a striking look that showcases ŠKODA’s new SUV design language.
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ŠKODA is encouraging the uptake of latest generation, lower-emission new cars by today launching a new scrappage scheme for Euro 1 to 4 emissions standards vehicles. Under the terms of the ŠKODA programme all qualifying vehicles will be permanently taken off the road and scrapped.

ŠKODA UK has won a sparkling new contract with the domestic cleaning franchise, Molly Maid, to supply an additional 15 Fabia S 1.0 Hatch models to its UK fleet and a further 60 in the next year.
ŠKODA AUTO continues its success. In the first half of 2017, the Czech car manufacturer increased its deliveries, sales revenue and operating profit. From January to June, deliveries to customers rose by 2.8% to the new record of 585,000 vehicles. Sales revenue grew by 22.6% to 8.720 billion euros, surpassing the 8-billion-euro mark for the first time in the first half of any year. Compared to the same period last year, operating profit increased by 25.5% to 860 million euros.