After nearly 5 years of success in the DACH market, Vimcar set an ambitious goal last summer: to begin our international expansion! We set our sights on the UK as our first target, and were thrilled to see our goals for the expansion come to life, when we landed our first customers, and logged our first official trip in the UK in April.
First test trips logged in the UK
We recently caught up with our UK Country Manager, Ronald, who shared a bit about why he decided to join Vimcar. In addition, he introduced us to the talented team contributing to our successful growth into the UK. Check out what Ronald had to say below:
Can you tell us a little bit about Team UK?
Team UK will soon have 9 team members, whose primary function is our expansion into the UK market. We have Sam and Meelina, who are producing fantastic content around the value of Fleet Tools and driving prospective clients to our website. We have Laura, who is doing an incredible job ensuring our clients have a successful launch, and are utilising our tools to their full potential. Michael is very efficiently providing new clients with their hardware, as well as supporting them to make payment and from an operational perspective. Then you have Sami, who helps prospective clients to understand the direct benefit to their business of investing in Vimcar services. He will also be joined shortly by Lukasz, Sean and Christabellah. Last and least, you have myself. I spend most of my time asking the rest of the team stupid questions.
What excited you about being the first person to build up the UK operations?
I was most excited by the opportunity to break new ground and try different things, knowing that it would be fully supported by leadership.
As the team continues to grow, what are the most important qualities you are looking for?
I’m always looking for people who are very driven to succeed and eager to try things, learn and grow.
How do you work together with Team DACH?
Team UK is always watching what the DACH team is doing and has done, and we have regular meetings with different functions. We’re very fortunate to have such a great support from them, as well as from marketing, ops, product and tech. Starting this whole project remotely due to Corona has made collaboration one of the most challenging aspects of the last 3 months, and I look forward to things hopefully going back to some semblance of normality.
What is something typical from home that you haven’t found here in Berlin yet?
Deep fried haggis.
Ronald Clancy (Country Manager UK)
We are proud to have this team on board, and we look forward to seeing what they will accomplish next. Our teams are continuing to grow, and we are confident that this is just the beginning of a great success story for Vimcar! Meanwhile, If you happen to have recommendations for deep fried haggis in Berlin, please let us know in the comments.