Vauxhall has appointed Andy Savage as its new national commercial vehicle and B2B sales manager.

Formally the company’s national fleet sales manager, Savage will be responsible for driving LCV sales in both the retail and fleet markets in his new role when he starts his position in January.

Savage has worked within the General Motors brand for 30 years, and has spent the last 13 years covering the fleet market.

“Andy’s experience and extensive knowledge of the Vauxhall brand make him perfect for this role,” said James Taylor, Vauxhall’s fleet sales director.

He will have his work cut out to reverse Vauxhall’s current sales trend – LCV sales were down by 35% in November, and year-to-date, registrations have fallen by 6.2% to 35,517 units.

In the first 11 months of 2016, Ford, the market leader, registered 106,419 units, with Volkswagen in second place and Vauxhall in third.