This newly-created role will see Ms Hankin lead the sales operation across all 28 of Northgate’s branches in the South of England, including 13 London branches. The appointment comes at a time of expansion for Northgate, following the launch of new branches in London, Brighton and Essex.
Ms Hankin will lead the regional sales teams in the South and alongside another two regional heads of sales, currently being recruited for, will work to help achieve Northgate’s ambitious growth plans.
With a strong track record in sales across a variety of sectors, she brings with her a wealth of knowledge as she embarks on her first role within the fleet industry. Ms Hankin has previously worked for business process and document management compaby, Xerox, before joining Office Depot where she was promoted to director of corporate enterprises. Most recently she worked as general manager (south) for PaperlinX.
As a company focused on providing a market leading LCV rental solution to businesses, Northgate’s primary objective is to ensure businesses can access vehicles quickly and remain on the road for longer, so that there is minimal disruption to their business activities.
Commenting on the appointment, Mike Willink, Northgate's supply chain and business development director, said: “The South of England is a key region for us with great potential to grow our customer base. Bringing in a head of sales of Colleen’s calibre is a sign of our intent to increase our presence and help us cement our reputation as the leading vehicle rental company in the region.
"I am sure that her experience and enthusiasm will help our sales staff across our branches in the South to build on our existing success”.