Zenith Commercial is supporting its growth plans with several senior appointments. With the division passing the milestone of 50,000 commercial vehicles under management and nearly 500 employees, it’s making a series of investments in its people.
Sally Warren is appointed as maintenance operations director and joins the business from Royal Mail, where she was head of fleet maintenance and managed a network of 100 workshops nationwide which maintained more than 50,000 of the group’s vehicles.
Suzanne Wilkinson is the new head of people, having held a series of senior roles in HR across the retail sector, including positions at Tesco, Asda and Poundworld.
Carol Parkes joins the commercial division of Zenith as finance director from Lloyds Bank, where she was head of finance for the motor division after previously being finance director of Lex Autolease.
Commenting on the expansion, Martin Jenkins, CEO of Zenith Commercial and group strategy director, said: “We are investing in the business to ensure we continue to raise the bar in the commercial vehicles sector. A combination of organic growth and the acquisition of our trailer rental and fleet services businesses last year has given us a strong integrated offer that allows us to support our customers as they grow, their needs evolve and, critically, to help them decarbonise their fleets.
“Sally, Suzanne and Carol bring a wealth of experience to the team and will be invaluable in supporting our mission to be the leading, trusted partner for commercial fleet operators. Zenith Commercial plays a critical role in keeping fleets moving and we continue to place health and safety at the heart of everything we do as we carry on scaling the business.”
Zenith is putting more money into its commercial division as it develops its capabilities and rolls out new technology to provide unrivalled levels of customer service and support.
It’s ramping up the recruitment and training of technicians and apprentices to support the expansion of its service offering. The company’s servicing and maintenance capabilities combine direct delivery through one of the largest mobile technician fleets in the UK, strategically located in-house workshops and on-site vehicle maintenance unit teams, and an extensive national network of third-party specialist repair agents.
Zenith Commercial works closely with many of the UK’s largest commercial vehicle operators and household brands, working in partnership to keep critical fleets compliant, efficient and moving across a range of key sectors. These include food distribution, home shopping, parcel delivery, logistics, cash in transit, and construction and infrastructure-related services.