Northgate has appointed Patric Riley to the role of UK Operations Director, furthering its customer-centric approach to driving growth in LCV hire and fleet mobility solutions.

Operating on a national level, Patric will now oversee the national operations of Northgate’s 68 branches and 51 workshops. An internal promotion for Northgate, Patric has been in the role of a Head of Territory since 2020, which he took on following more than 10 years as the UK Rental Operations Manager for Auxillis, part of the Redde Northgate Group.

This wealth of experience within the UK’s commercial rental industry has given Patric a depth of expertise on the customer requirements in this sector, and it will see him perfectly placed to help deliver growth in Vehicles on Hire, revenue and further Northgate’s focus on delivering outstanding customer service.

Tim Bailey, UK Fleet Director for Redde Northgate commented: “I’m delighted to announce Patric’s promotion to the role of UK Operations Director. It’s great to see him stepping up from his Head of Territory role, extending his responsibilities to the entire UK network. It’s also great to be able to promote talent from within our existing team. Patric’s fundamental understanding of our business and the needs of our customers will prove instrumental for the next phase of Northgate’s growth in 2024.”

Patric commented: “I look forward to continuing my career with Northgate, working closely with our management teams to ensure that as we continue to grow as a business, our exceptional approach to customer service evolves alongside this, helping fleets to remain efficient, well managed and increasingly sustainable.”