LCV rental company Dawsonrental Vans has appointed Simon Ridley as its new managing director.

Ridley, formerly operations director at the company, takes over from Gareth Jones, who is moving to a career in management consultancy after three years at the helm of the firm.

Dawsonrental Vans currently has more than 5,500 vans on its fleet, spread across seven branches.

“Simon has a wealth of experience, from both inside and outside the van sector making him the natural choice for us,” said Steve Miller, CEO of the company.