Fleet lessor Arval UK has appointed Todd Williams as the new head of broker to support increasing demand from smaller customers for the company’s services.

As head of broker, Williams will be responsible for a field team of five regional managers as well as 22 customer support staff, all dedicated to developing the broker channel and supporting the brokers that they work with.

Williams has worked for Arval for 16 years across several different business areas, including accident management, fuel cars and contract hire. His latest role was international business development manager at Arval’s group headquarters in Paris.

The company said in recent years it has seen significant growth in its UK broker channel, hacing long-standing relationships with over 70 UK brokers.

Elliott Woodhead, director of SME and partnerships, said: "Smaller businesses are very important to us and we believe that we can add significant value to them through the cost effective products and services that we provide. The Broker channel is an important way of doing this and one where our partnership approach is proving very successful.