Northgate Vehicle Hire has appointed Robert Knowles as area operations manager to support its growth and development across Scotland.
Previously area manager for the North East for tool and equipment hire company, Brandon Hire, Robert managed the development of a network of branches.
Knowles has been tasked with working to increase access on ready to rent vehicles across the regions, as well as improved utilisation and building on customer satisfaction across the branch network.
Knowles said: "Having joined Northgate from the hire industry, I have a strong understanding of the current market and the wider hire offering available across the regions. I believe this, alongside my enthusiasm and drive, will help to strengthen the current position of both regions and deliver a heightened service for our customers.
"Northgate has a unique offering; the principle of hire is relatively simple but we are able to draw on the resource we have due to our national scale, and filter this down to the regions to provide quality service at a local level. It is this offering that I plan to strengthen across Scotland. With the support of the fantastic area teams and the strategy that’s in place, I am more than confident that this will be achieved moving forward."