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Ivendi’s Phil Harding recruited by Automotive Compliance as sales boss

After more than six years at iVendi Phil Harding has left to join Automotive Compliance as its national sales director, in a newly created role.

Automotive Compliance is planning for a busy year ahead supporting motor retailers with the new FCA Consumer Duty regime, which comes into place in July, and multiple product launches.

Paul Guy, co-founder and director of Automotive Compliance, said: “Phil’s appointment is timely and key to our plans.

“During 2023, we will be expanding our market-leading line-up with a broad selection of new and innovative compliance focused offerings and integrations to both our own Appointed Representative (AR) network and to FCA Directly Authorised motor dealers, complementing the new FCA Consumer Duty rules in making the customer physical and online journey more transparent.

“We will also be re-igniting the sales of insurance backed products to the dealership’s portfolios, with a pioneering process offering, that will see the dealers bottom line increase without adding any regulatory risk to their business.”

Harding was iVendi’s first marketing manager and progressed to head of partnerships and senior account director roles, managing relationships with major retailers and OEMs.

James Tew, chief executive of iVendi, publicly thanked Harding on LinkedIn for his contribution to the company’s success, adding “There have been plenty of great achievements, great social events and let’s not forget all that you have done and continue to do, for the North Wales community. You shall be sorely missed by all your iVendi colleagues.”

Paul Speakman, Automotive Compliance direcor and co-founder, added: “We are excited for 2023, with the opportunities that will see us bring even greater benefit to the motor dealer using our already established market leading FCA Compliance, along with our enhanced product and services line up to compliment this.”

“Phil’s excellent industry reputation and his background in sales and marketing was exactly what we were looking for to help drive Automotive Compliance forward and we are really pleased to have someone of his calibre who will bring a new dynamic to our team.

“Over the years we have largely grown our business upon referrals and a great industry reputation. Phil and the team will be more pro-active in taking to market our new forward-thinking product lines.”

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