V12 Vehicle Finance (V12VF) – powered by Secure Trust Bank – has created ten new sales roles in 2021 (to-date), including five internal promotions, to keep up with the robust demand for used cars and motor finance.
The number of employees at the Solihull-based vehicle finance provider now stands at 193. Alongside this, five internal promotions have taken place including appointing Ciara Raison as the company’s new Commercial Director, a promotion from her previous role as Sales and Marketing Director within the motor department.
Ciara recently scooped ‘Business Leader of the Year’ at the Women in Credit Awards after playing an instrumental role in growing the team, optimising management processes and creating a more efficient and effective workforce.
She is also a founding member of Secure Trust Bank equality and diversity steering committee. As a result, Motor Finance now boasts 57% of women in its motor team and 59% in its sales team, outstripping the industry average.
Currently women only represent 20% of the automotive industry’s workforce, dropping to less than 10% when looking at senior and executive levels.
David Nield, Managing Director at V12 Vehicle Finance, said: “As the demand for used cars continues to rise, we have taken the opportunity to further invest in our team and bolster the skills and services we can offer for dealers.
“We truly believe that a business is only ever as good as its people, which is why we’re committed to hiring and training up the best talent in automotive, as well as attracting new demographics to the industry.”
V12VF is on a mission to help independent and franchised dealers across the UK source, buy, sell and finance used vehicles more efficiently and become the Best Loved Lender. For more information about V12 Vehicle Finance, please visit: https://www.v12vf.co.uk/