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Valentine Moves to Fleet Manager at Point S
Point S Tyre & Autocare underscores fleet ambitions with the appointment of Fleet Manager, Tony Valentine.
Valentine Steps up as Fleet Manager at Point S UK
Point S Tyre & Autocare, a UK leading independent tyre dealer and maintenance network, has appointed Tony Valentine as Fleet Manager.
Valentine, formerly a Business Development Manager for the network, will be responsible for establishing and growing Point S’ presence in the fleet market. This will involve building close relationships with fleet managers and working closely with Point S Tyre & Autocare members to develop the network’s one-stop shop for fleet service, repair and maintenance.
Boasting a wealth of experience in the motor trade and tyre sectors, Valentine has held senior sales and operational roles at the likes of Yokohama, Goodyear, ATS Euromaster and Dunlop Tyres.
Commenting on his new role, Valentine said, “Helping to launch the Point S network in the fleet market is a unique opportunity, and I’m so excited to show this new customer base what we’re all about.
“Our fully trained technicians can cater to fleets of varying scales, from international brands to smaller, local businesses. Thanks to our consultative approach, our fleet customers can rest assured that the performance of each and every vehicle is maximised. We position our Point S members as ‘local experts with global backing’ and I’m confident that this will resonate with our new fleet customers”.
Wayne Daniel, UK Network Operations Manager, said, “The Point S fleet model is already an attractive and popular option for many prominent fleet businesses in France, Germany, and across Europe. Our European fleet customers benefit from excellent geographical coverage, online booking, accurate reporting, competitive multi-brand offers, specially dedicated procedures and excellent service. Our expectation is that, with the right application, the UK market will be no different.”