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Bringing a wealth of experience to the role spanning more than 25 years, he began his career as a journalist and editor on major news and business to business publications. After moving into PR, he now works with everyone from the world's largest multinationals to ambitious start-ups - and companies of every size in-between.
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His approach to PR has always been driven purely by results - and he achieves these by consistently adopting an approach which is as proactive as it is innovative. In short, he keeps the aims of his clients and the requirements of journalists - be they broadcast, print or online - at the heart of this process.
Simon has worked with companies operating in most sectors: from manufacturing to public services and retail to professional services. In addition, he is acknowledged to have industry-leading expertise in the automotive sector. Simon's detailed knowledge of the issues and personalities driving both the motor trade and fleet industries are widely recognised to be second to none.
But quite apart from advising hundreds of companies worldwide on their PR strategies, he has also been involved in his own successful business start-ups. Consequently, he brings great strategic knowledge to his role which reaches well beyond the boundaries of PR and general marketing. As a result, he is often used by clients as a source of business advice and ideas.
Current and past Paperchase clients include GE Capital, Glass’s Guide, Arval, RAC, epyx, iVendi, Microban, Chevin Fleet Solutions, Chartered Accountants Benevolent Association, The Warranty Group, AA Tyre Fit, TLS Vehicle Rental, CFC Solutions, Holland and Barrett, Churchill Tableware and Pinewood Computer Solutions.
Here, you will find testimonials from clients and a selection of recent press releases, social media activity and more.
Current and previous clients include
Simon has an excellent grasp of the issues affecting our industry and is able to take those messages to the media in a very effective manner.
Ian Simpson Automotive Managing Director.
The Warranty Group
As a relatively new business, we are very keen to take our message to market and make it heard by the right people. Simon has helped us identify what is newsworthy about Startline and made sure that we gained coverage in the right media.
Paul Burgess CEO, Startline Motor Finance
As a relatively new company, we have been very keen to make some noise about our products and capabilities, and Simon has played a key role in helping to establish us as a credible voice in the marketplace.
James Tew CEO.
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MONDAY 10th December 2018
BNP Paribas Personal Finance UK collaborates with iVendi to develop innovative, new UK Motor Finance solution
BNP Paribas Personal Finance UK has launched an innovative motor finance solution positioning the company as a driving force for change within the automotive market.
The consumer finance provider, part of global bank BNP Paribas, has a wealth of motor finance experience globally, and currently works with 1800 dealers in over 11 countries, as well as partnering across a network of 16 manufacturers.
BNP Paribas Personal Finance UK has collaborated with iVendi to shape and build an innovative new motor finance solution to provide a strong alternative offer to the motor finance market. Working with highly experienced specialist teams at iVendi, a new, digital solution has been created with significant investment in new IT platforms, system configurations and the customer experience.
The new solution will offer a wide range of auto financing products including Hire Purchase, Personal Loans, Stock Financing, Personal Contract Purchase, Personal Contract Hire and Value-Added Products.
Andrew Brameld, Managing Director of Motor Finance at BNP Paribas Personal Finance UK comments: “BNP Paribas is established globally as a significant provider in motor finance and we are now bringing that expertise to the UK market. Through engaging with experienced teams at iVendi, we have pooled our collective capabilities to create a suite of products that will provide our partners with helpful and responsible finance solutions. This is a great opportunity to establish ourselves within the £32bn UK car finance sector and further grow BNP Paribas’ footprint within the automotive market.”
James Tew, CEO at iVendi, said: “The arrival of BNP Paribas marks one of the most important new entrants into the UK motor finance for some time. This is a huge organisation with massive resources and extensive experience within the new and used vehicle market.
“Making our platform available from launch illustrates the scale of ambition of the business, providing cutting edge digital solution and online motor finance technology from the outset.
“Dealers will be able to help customers identify the right product for them, assess key criteria such as product suitability and see the sale through to conclusion, all while being reassured of a high level of data security and support towards GDPR compliance.”
The launch of the UK motor finance solution follows BNP Paribas’ acquisition of Opel Vauxhall Finance (OVF) and its announcement in February 2018 of a strategic plan to support the growth of OVF competitive automotive finance solutions across Europe.
Headquartered in Solihull, the consumer finance business aims to double in size by 2020 and as part of its strategic plans to expand into the motor finance market. This will include the creation of new job opportunities, adding OEM (Manufacturer) and extending its network.
BNP Paribas Personal Finance creates finance solutions that customers trust and help partners grow. Working with leading brands and high street names, BNP Paribas Personal Finance helps partners to attract customers, build loyalty and increase sales through flexible and innovative finance solutions including point of sale finance, credit cards, insurance premium finance, motor finance, and personal loans. Through its Everyday Finance proposition it provides a range of simple and straightforward products that help people to budget effectively, spread payments and finance purchases and projects.’
About iVendi Founded in 2009, iVendi makes e-commerce solutions that make vehicle selling easier for dealers, vehicle buying easier for buyers, and vehicle finance easier for all. With offices in Manchester and Colwyn Bay and products connected to more than 7,000 dealer locations in the UK, iVendi believes in innovating to deliver results.
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