TOOTLE, the online platform which helps dealers source stock directly from private sellers, has appointed Geoffrey Page-Morris and Roddy Graham as non-executive directors.
Gordon Tulloch, who was appointed as the new CEO of tootle.co.uk in July, has brought Graham and Page-Morris on board to bring high level industry expertise to tootle’s expanding personnel.
Graham is a strategic leader with extensive experience in the vehicle rental, vehicle fleet management and leasing industries. Graham was the commercial director and co-owner of Leasedrive Group which was sold to HG Capital for over £100m in 2013.
He was also the chairman of the Institute of Car Fleet Management for over 10 years, a non-profit organisation aimed at enhancing the knowledge and professionalism of people working within the fleet automotive industry.
Prior to the Leasedrive BIMBO in 2003 Graham had set up and run Ignition Vehicle Management and before that he was managing director of Budget Rent a Car UK.
Page-Morris is an automotive executive with over 30 years experience in the industry. He was the group operations director of Sytner Group. During this time, he was part of the senior management team that made a substantial contribution to the growth and success of Jaguar, Land Rover, Lexus, Honda and Volvo.
The appointment of Graham and Page-Morris will help Tulloch push forward towards tootle’s next funding round, following its £1.75m seed round last year. The site sold almost £1.3 million worth of cars in August, and currently boasts an average growth rate of 52% month on month.
CEO of tootle Gordon Tulloch said: “I am delighted to welcome Roddy and Geoffrey as non-executive directors to tootle. Having known and operated with Roddy and Geoffrey for over 10 years, I am more than delighted to have their expertise and industry knowledge on board where they will play a crucial role in our expansion strategy.”