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Volvo restructures its UK wholesale used car division

Time 10:03 am, September 15, 2017

VOLVO has reorganised its wholesale used car operations as part of its continued drive to extend its used car business in the UK.

As of today, all of Volvo Car UK’s remarketing will be carried out in-house by a newly created wholesale used car department. This will be headed up by Volvo’s remarketing and total cost of ownership manager, Graeme Oswald, who will be supported by three new appointments.

Natasha Berry joins Volvo as wholesale used car executive from British Car Auctions (BCA), which formerly operated the remarketing on behalf of Volvo. Berry worked on the Volvo account at BCA for two years.

The second wholesale used car executive is James Sion, who previously worked for FCA Bank as a remarketing specialist.

Completing the wholesale used car team is Jack O’Callaghan, who takes on the role of used car analyst, moving across from Volvo Car UK’s finance department, where he was involved in used car financial reporting.

Volvo said the changes would result in more integrated and efficient remarketing processes. Both Berry and Sion will also act as a designated point of contact with the dealer network and Volvo’s existing used car development team, further improving communication across Volvo’s operations.

Matt Galvin, head of retail sales for Volvo Car UK, said: ‘Used cars and residual value management are a big focus for Volvo, and these changes will enable us to provide a more joined-up approach to our used car operations. This substantial investment underlines the importance Volvo places on remarketing our cars to our dealer network, and the role that plays in helping them put used cars at the heart of their business.’

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