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SalesfiguresNewsinsightNews digestRemarketing analysisFleetprofileCar RecruitmentreviewsManufacturer newsDiary datesFrankfurt Motor Show - September 15-25The Frankfurt Motor Show, held every two years, is one of the largest motor shows in the world and showcases manufacturer's new products and technology. n To book tickets click hereACFO Regional Meetings - September 26-October 7Most regional meetings involve two sessions: a "business" meeting where ACFO business and general developments are discussed; and an "educational" session, which might include presentations from a manufacturer or telematics supplier. n For more information click hereACFO Awards - November 2The ACFO Awards focus on the vehicles, services and companies that have most impressed ACFO's membership. This year the event will be held at the Hilton Birmingham. n For more information click hereSMMT Dinner - November 22The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders' annual dinner is one of the most prestigious events in the automotive calendar and is attended by senior executives from all parts of the sector. Comedian and TV presenter, Dara O Briain, has been announced as guest speaker.n For more information click hereFleet News Congress - October 18Benefit from keynote presentations, Q&As, case studies and best practice guidelines. There will also be a manufacturer expo giving you the opportunity to view latest products from a range of brands, including Renault, Toyota and Honda.n For more information click hereFleet News FN50 - November 8The FN50 dinner is a perfect opportunity to network with the top 50 contract hire companies in luxurious surroundings. It is being held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel, London.n For more information click hereNAPFM conference - September 5-6The National Association of Police Fleet Managers' Conference and exhibition is now in its 38th year. n For more information click here

Volvo Car UK managing director leavesPeter Rask, managing director of Volvo Car UK and regional pres-ident of Volvo in the UK, Ireland and Iceland has left to pursue other interests. Rask has been in his role for two-and-a-half years, and with Volvo for 14 years.Read more...Hitachi appoints head of contract managementHitachi Capital Commercial Vehicle Services has appointed Lucy Hill as head of contract management. The role has been created to manage the expansion of the Commercial Vehicle Serv-ices business following several new customer wins and recent acquisitions. Hill has been with Hitachi Capital since 2003. Read more...Graduate appointments add to sales forceFleet Alliance has recruited three new graduate trainees to enhance its sales operation. Stuart Naismith, Stephanie Morris, and Gareth Fulton join the business as trainee business development executives. The company is also looking outside the fleet industry for experienced sales personnel who have strong business sales backgrounds but not necessarily fleet experience.Read more...New faces strengthen Alphabet teamAlphabet has announced the appointment of Claire Rowland, who joins Alphabet from Enterprise Rent-A-Car, as head of rental, and James Williamson, from Zurich Insurance, as contract manager. Rowland was previously head of sales for Enter-prise's fleet and rental broker channel. Williamson was previously at Zurich Insurance where he was responsible for managing the company's UK fleet suppliers.Read more...Thomas to become MD of Volkswagen UKSimon Thomas has been appointed managing director of Volkswagen Group UK. He succeeds Robin Woolcock (63) (pictured), who will be taking up a new role within the Volkswagen Group. Thomas started his career with Austin Rover Group in 1984. In 1991 he joined Nissan, where he held various posts in sales and marketing before becoming marketing director for Nissan UK in 2000.Read more...Warranty Group recruits 'new skills and ideas'Three new regional managers from backgrounds such as retail, recruitment, training and call centre management have been appointed by The Warranty Group as part of a drive to identify new ideas and skills. Robert Brown, Kerry Jones and Gavin Smith will spend up to 12 months working in dealerships to gain insight into the aftersales environment.Read more...SalesfiguresNewsinsightManufacturer newsFleet profileRemarketing analysisNews digestCar RecruitmentreviewsPeople news