Van rental company Northgate has appointed Eddie Aston as its new managing director.

Aston joins from security firm G4S, where he was the group chief operating officer. Before that, he was CEO of logistics firm DHL’s global sectors division.

“There is enormous potential for growth, and by ensuring that our proposition is fully focused on our customers, we can build on Northgate’s existing success to take the company to ever greater heights,” Aston said.

The company posted profits of £33.4m in the half-year ending in October 2015, while it opened five new branches in the last year.