Vehicle remarketer Manheim has appointed Sue Myers as client relationship director within its remarketing sales team.
Myers has more than 30 years of motor retail experience, having held a number of senior positions at various companies including Reg Vardy, Jardine Motors Group, Marshall Motor Group and G-Forces, and most recently as a director at Peter Vardy, where she was responsible for innovation, sales process, finance, insurance and guest experience.
Manheim Commercial Vehicles saw previous auction records tumble in the first quarter of 2016, with a record number of sales with 100% conversion rates, the highest number of in-lane and online auction events held, as well as a record number of vans sold to online buyers.
The average selling price for commercial vehicles increased by 6.4% (£295) year-on-year to £4,869 in Q1 2016.
On average, commercial vehicle units sold had the same age as those sold in Q1 2015 – 65 months – with slightly lower mileage, 81,030 compared to 82,360.
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In the first three months of 2016, four out of 10 vans were sold to online buyers – a 15% year-on-year increase – and nearly 75% received an online bid, which is 30% higher than the same period in 2015.
Matthew Davock, head of LCV at Manheim, said: "In my opinion, this quarter has been one of the strongest on record in terms of performance, conversion and buyer attendance. We have seen a record number of sales with 100% conversion rates, where we have sold every single commercial vehicle offered, helped by a 58% year-on-year increase in new CV