Former FA Chairman joins the Autorama team

David Bernstein is our new Group Chairman. Former Football Association Chairman and current British Red Cross Chairman to strengthen the team at Autorama UK Ltd.

As the UK's leading supplier of new vans to the UK's SMEs and current sponsor of the Football Conference we are proud to announce the appointment of David Bernstein as Group Chairman.

David Bernstein's strong experience across multiple business sectors will support our management team as we continue to grow. A key focus for him will be helping us make the most of the opportunities presented to the sector as a result of regulatory changes by the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) and a boom in demand from Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and in particular the Construction sector.

His appointment as Chairman is another sign of our intention to cement Vanarama as the UK's leading branded vehicle leasing company. Having rebranded in 2013 and taken the leap to TV and radio advertising, as well as sponsorship, we have already seen over 120% growth in the last year.

Mr Bernstein has previously been Chairman of Manchester City and is also well known for his role as Chairman of The Football Association from 2011-2013. He is currently Chairman of The British Red Cross and Ted Baker PLC.

David Bernstein said "I am thrilled and excited to join a business that has achieved so much in such a short space of time, has such impressive growth plans and a strategy that sees them well placed to go from strength to strength. Having seen firsthand the commitment and experience of the management team I feel confident Vanarama are on the right path to maximize opportunities within the growing UK economy."

Andy Alderson, Managing Director of Vanarama, said, "It's fitting that as the title sponsor of The Football Conference, we should appoint David Bernstein, a former Football Association Chairman. This appointment demonstrates our ambition, and I know David will help us make the most of the exciting opportunities ahead."

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