New appointment for europcar

Nick Harwood has been promoted to the newly created role of Sales & Marketing Director for the Europcar and National Car Rental brands in the UK. 
The role has been created following the Europcar Group’s acquisition of the business operating the National Car Rental brand which was completed earlier this year. In his new role, Nick reports to John Leigh, Managing Director.

Nick has been in the rental industry for more than 15 years, primarily focusing on the leisure sector.  In his new role he takes on overall responsibility for UK Sales & Marketing activity to the corporate and leisure markets and has created a strong and expert team to support him achieve the company’s ambitious goals.


Key appointments include Lorraine Farnon as Sales Director for National with full responsibility for the brand’s Corporate sales activity; David McNeill as Corporate Sales Director for the Europcar brand; Yvonne Young as International Leisure Sales Manager for Europcar and Rebecca Madden, Corporate Marketing Director for both brands.  There is however, a vacancy for a Consumer Marketing Director to drive awareness and sales for both the Europcar and National brands.



“I am extremely excited about my new role and the new team I have created”, confirmed Nick.  “The new organisation has an enormous, positive, influence on the quality of daily rental services for both business and leisure travellers.  Our sales and marketing teams have an exciting challenge in reaching the millions of individuals and thousands of businesses who need high quality daily rental services to be able to do their jobs efficiently and have a stress free travel experience.”


“This is a significant appointment for our business”, confirmed John Leigh, Managing Director.  “Nick not only has considerable knowledge of the vehicle rental marketplace but he understands the way our business works and has made an enormous contribution to our growth and success to date.  This knowledge and experience will be crucial in extending our market share of nearly 30%* even further, growing our penetration across all sectors.”