Vehicle data company Cazana has continued its growth spurt with the recruitment of former cap hpi and Glass’s man Steve Worrell as sales director.

He has assumed immediate responsibility for driving growth of the company in all areas of the business including the UK automotive trade.

Cazana said: “Throughout his career, he has gained extensive experience building links with vehicle manufacturers and leasing organisations, during 12 years spent at cap-hpi, four years at Glass’s and latterly at Essential Fleet Services.”

At Cazana, Worrell will work closely with chief executive officer Tom Wood and director of valuations Rupert Pontin – who himself only joined Cazana from Glass’s last year.

He also joins Robert Diamond, the former managing director of RAC, who became a board director after his venture capitalist company backed Cazana in a £1.75m funding round.

Worrell said: “I’m joining Cazana at a time when the automotive industry is seeing an unprecedented period of change, largely driven by digital platforms. The market is ready for a new approach from data and insight partners. We firmly believe that our data science-led methodology based on real time big data coupled with invaluable people, data assets and business tools, will add value to any business dealing with vehicles.”

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Wood added: “The way people are buying and selling vehicles is rapidly evolving, driven primarily by the increasing use of digital platforms. Cazana remains at the forefront of this, providing a wealth of real-time data to manufacturers, finance and leasing companies to help them reduce transactional risk through a greater understanding of residual values.”