Cap and Hpi has promoted a number of its senior staff to international positions, as the data company looks to expand its European operations.

John Watts, who was Cap’s UK senior editor of LCVs, has moved to become international senior editor LCVs, while Dylan Setterfield has become international senior editor forecast car values.

Steven Botfield has been recruited to Watt’s previous position, having previously worked at companies including Manheim and IT Fleet Automotive. Andrew Mee, who has held a number of analysis roles at Cap Hpi, Lloyds TSB AutoLease and Lex Autolease, will take over Setterfield’s old role.

Philip Buckden has been recruited from Asda to lead an international team of analysts, as international audit and analysis manager.

Adrian Rushmore, operations director at Cap and Hpi, said: "We are creating a larger team that will give us a greater concentration of talent under one roof. The team will service our UK and international operations from a knowledge hub in Leeds, a city already recognised as a global centre for data industries.

"Our international expansion will deliver real benefits for our customers as we retain the knowledge and experience of our editorial teams in the business, and add international data, market insight and intelligence.

"Our international expansion springboards from the expertise we have gained in the UK over the decades, and combines with the latest technology to drive new insights, new valuation methodologies, and data tools to support the automotive industry."