Vehicle leasing and finance credit broker Synergy Automotive has promoted two of its members of staff to board level positions.

Nicola Ech-Channa had been marketing and communications manager, and has been named a director of the company.

Jean-Paul Levahn has moved from commercial data analyst to director of IT and technical services.

According to the company, the new board members have been instrumental in driving cutting-edge IT and digital improvements as part of a £150k investment programme aimed at further enhancing customer service and delivery.

The move brings Synergy’s board to six, led by managing director Paul Parkinson, who launched Synergy in 2006.

Paul Parkinson said: “Nicola and Jean-Paul are key to maintaining our position at the forefront of a fast-moving and growing market in which we differentiate ourselves by consistently delivering an excellent vehicle leasing experience to all our customers. Their board appointments recognise their valuable contribution as we continue to innovate, expand and recruit.”