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October 27, 2020

BVRLA Leasing Broker Committee announces new vice-chairman

By Hannah Wright

The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) has appointed Paul Parkinson as the new vice-chairman of the Leasing Broker Committee, commencing in October.

Parkinson, who is the founder and chief executive of Synergy Car Leasing, initially joined the committee in 2015.

Through the promotion of best practice to its members, the committee works to advance industry standards, particularly those concerning financial compliance.

With more than 30 years of industry experience, Parkinson said he was “delighted and honoured” to take on the position and touched on his ambitions as vice-chairman.

Parkinson said: “We’ve got some extremely motivated members pooling resources. In my tenure I’m committed to further enhancing engagement with members, as this sector is well positioned to capitalise on the growth of big-ticket item online transactions.

Praising the BVRLA for its key role in the industry, he continued: “Members of the BVRLA benefit from their collective voice, government lobbying and sector policy developments that this respected trade association brings together.”

Despite difficult market conditions and supply chain disruption, Parkinson has continued to deliver strong results at Synergy Car Leasing.

Parkinson continued: “There are challenges ahead with Brexit and Covid-19 but I believe the BVRLA’s members can navigate the bumpy road ahead more smoothly with the backing of our association, as we work together to support and protect the leasing broker sectors and its customers.”

BVRLA Leasing Broker Committee chairman, Alan Carerras, spoke positively of the new appointment, stating: “Paul has been a valued contributor to the leasing broker committee for some years and is passionate about protecting the interests of the BVRLA broker community and its customers. I look forward to working alongside him in his new role as vice-chair.”

Comprised of both small and large organisations, the BVRLA has been instrumental in several industry-leading initiatives. This includes introduction and distribution of online training modules for all leasing brokers, in order to ensure Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) standards are met.

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