WELL-KNOWN and highly respected senior industry figure, Keith Allen, has joined Burton-upon-Trent corporate and personal leasing broker, CBVC Vehicle Management, as a consultant to help further develop the business.

Allen will help CBVC grow both its established corporate leasing brokerage operation, which provides a suite of fleet services to mid-size corporate and SME clients around the UK, and its growing personal contract hire and leasing brand, Leasing Gorilla.

He has had a long and successful career in the fleet industry, most recently as managing director of fleet management provider, ARI Fleet UK, from 2013-2019. 

He was also managing director of ALD Automotive from 1999-2012, having been finance director at the same company from 1996-1999. He also served as chairman of the BVRLA’s leasing and fleet management committee from 2013-2015.

Allen said:  “I am very excited to be able to support a growing fleet brokerage business that is well placed to take advantage of the rapid increase in consumer leasing and its highly personalised SME corporate leasing offering.”

“I look forward to helping Mike Manners and his team grow the business and realise their undoubted potential,” he said.