Kellie Grocott has been appointed as director of gross sales for RAC Supplier Community at Assurant following the promotion of Sean Kent into the function of UK consumer director for automotive.
Assurant companions with the RAC within the aftersales sector to supply a variety of warranties and associated merchandise bearing the RAC model to greater than 1,350 automotive, van, motorhome and motorbike retailers within the UK.
It additionally delivers advertising and marketing, coaching and enterprise consultancy assist.
Grocott, will now lead the operation having been the RAC account director at Assurant for the previous three years.
She has held quite a lot of roles on the firm, previously often known as The Guarantee Group, since 2009, as a part of a profession within the automotive business relationship again greater than 20 years.
Grocott stated: “It is a time of change within the automotive business, with retailers and their guarantee suppliers adjusting to new methods of working.
“Nonetheless, I’m assured that the merchandise and constructions behind the RAC Supplier Community place each us and our sellers in a powerful place, and I’m more than happy to be taking on the RAC director of gross sales place.”
Kent will now assume total accountability for RAC exercise in addition to Assurant’s automotive producer and different automotive business relationships.
He stated: “The RAC Supplier Community has develop into a substantial success in recent times and there’s actually nothing else fairly prefer it within the UK used automobile sector, offering sellers with the instruments required to construct a really convincing proposition.
“I’m trying ahead to my new function inside Assurant and persevering with to be a part of that story, and likewise more than happy to assist Kellie’s promotion. Having labored alongside Kellie for a number of years, I do know she’ll do a wonderful job.”
Again in August RAC Supplier Netowrk reported that car warranty sales had delivered a 21.4% volume increase year-on-year.
Talking on the time, Kent stated: “We have now seen a dramatic bounce again since used automotive and van gross sales resumed originally of June and there are not any indicators of it abating but.
“2020 was already proving to be a file yr for guarantee gross sales throughout the community earlier than the coronavirus disaster took maintain and the resumption of momentum that we’ve got seen over the previous couple of weeks has been little in need of astonishing contemplating the circumstances.”