Burnt Tree appoint new Director of Contract Hire

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 15:29
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JOB: New Director of Contract Hire, Mark Howell

Leading independent commercial vehicle hire company Burnt Tree have announced Mark Howell as their new Director of Contract Hire.

Formerly of Ryder Group, Mr Howell has joined the Shrewsbury-based company with the remit of establishing a dedicated and market-leading Contract Hire Division.

He has more than 30 years’ experience in the multi-temperature and commercial vehicle contract hire sector, developing long-term relationships with leading supermarkets, restaurant chains and distributors.

Mr Howell said he has great ambitions for the new Contract Hire Division.

“I believe that recent acquisitions and consolidations have left the industry crying out for an experienced, specialist contract hire and fleet management provider that combines state-of-the-art IT and technology with the highest possible service levels,” said Mr Howell.

“Burnt Tree, with its outstanding reputation for quality and service, was the obvious choice for me.

“I’m looking forward to developing this new division of the business and applying my skills and knowledge to building a team of key industry sales personnel to sit alongside the already professional management and operational teams here at Burnt Tree.”

Burnt Tree is the UK’s largest independent commercial vehicle rental company, offering the widest range of vehicles in the industry.

They operate a 15,000-strong fleet out of 18 sites across England, Scotland and Wales and last year invested more than £70million in their fleet.

Richard Metcalfe, Chief Executive of Burnt Tree Vehicle Rental, said: “Mark boasts an impressive track record of success, which includes taking Carrier Transicold from third position to undisputed market leader and transforming Euroway into the successful business that led to its subsequent acquisition by Ryder last year.

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