EPYX has created a used car engagement team as the number of dealers using its 1link Disposal Network platform to acquire stock continues to grow.
Mark Davis has been named as senior online engagement manager and Lauren Clifford as online engagement manager for the platform, which is used for remarketing by several major fleets.
Vicky Gardner, head of remarketing at Epyx, said 1link Disposal Network was enjoying an increase in its buyer base among franchise dealers, independents and car supermarkets.
‘We saw substantial growth for the platform last year, with the buyer base increasing by 23 per cent and the volume of vehicles sold rising by 15 per cent. This has continued into 2019.
‘To capitalise on this success, the new engagement team has been created both to help existing customers get the most out of 1link Disposal Network and to increase new customer penetration.
‘While these are new roles for Mark and Lauren, both are long-standing members of the 1link Disposal Network department at Epyx and have in-depth knowledge of the remarketing sector.’
She added that car supermarkets would be especially targeted by the engagement team given their current level of growth and need for high-quality stock.
‘It appears to us that car supermarkets and 1link Disposal Network are very well matched. Our proposition is based on providing top-grade, well-priced stock from reputable fleets, using technology to make the purchasing process as easy as possible.
‘This very much fits in with the business model of most of the major car supermarkets, and we are already having productive conversations with some of the most well-known and respected.’
The creation of the engagement team is part of a restructure of the 1link Disposal Network department at Epyx to incorporate the existing settlement and claims functions.
Gardner said: ‘The whole team is growing alongside the platform and we have made some changes designed to deliver a much-enhanced level of support for our customers.’
Epyx’s 1link Disposal Network is one of the longest-established sources of trade stock in the UK.
Pictured are epyx’s entire 1link Disposal Network department including the new integration team – back row from left: Mark Davis, remarketing development manager Gemma Cleaver, remarketing development executive Max Goldsmith, trade sales executive Tori Smart, Vicky Gardner, remarketing executive Kate Frawley, trade sales executive Carla Maclaren, marketing manager Andrew Gale, online remarketing manager Ian McFarlane; front row from left: Lauren Clifford, trade sales executive Sophie Morris, online early life manager Lauren Walters, plus trade sales executives Stephanie Pilkington and Alice Beaven