BCA grows apprenticeship and graduate recruitment schemes to meet future business needs

BCA continues to develop its apprenticeship scheme and national graduate recruitment and training programme to create a pool of talent to become future leaders within the business. BCA is committed to building effectiveness and efficiency across the business through training and development.

BCA now offers apprenticeships leading to 35 qualifications, ranging from NVQ level 2 to level 7, with training programmes for operations and departmental management, project management and Lean Improvement practitioners launched last year.
Apprentice numbers at BCA increased significantly to 150 during 2018, with a combination of new recruits undertaking level 2 business and administration qualifications and existing employees studying for their level 7 Master’s degree.

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New senior roles for Wiseman and Harris at Aston Barclay

Aston Barclay has announced two senior appointments to head up its new digital solutions business which is based in the group’s new mega auction centre in Wakefield.

Daren Wiseman is Aston Barclay’s new digital strategy director responsible for driving the group’s digital strategy and delivering market-leading solutions for its customers.
Suzanne Harris joins him as product and commercial manager for digital solutions to drive the new product development process and implement the group’s Cascade range of digital products.

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City Auction Group announces new board appointments

City Auction Group has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of three new directors, a new chairman and chief executive.

Helena O’Neil has been appointed the new group finance director; David Scott is now the group sales director; and Lynn Girvan has been appointed as the corporate fleet director.

In addition, Raymond Hill, who was formerly chief executive, is now chairman of the Group, while Michael Tomalin takes up the reins as chief executive, following 10 years as managing director.

All the new board appointments have been made from existing senior managers at City Auction Group, each of whom have made a significant contribution to its significant growth over the last 24 months.

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BCA holds first sale for ULEZ compliant vehicles

BCA has staged its first auction sale specifically for Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) compliant electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs).

Only Euro 6 compliant or electric/hybrid commercial vehicles, which can enter the ULEZ without charge, were entered into the sale at BCA Blackbushe on March 12.

It offered and sold a range of different commercial vehicles, including SWB, MWB and LWB panel vans, Lutons, tippers, flatbeds and car-derived models - with competitive bidding across the board, according to BCA.

The world’s first ULEZ launches in London, on April 8, and will operate 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.

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