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Circle Leasing appoints Beeston as MD as co-founder Minogue steps into CEO role

Circle Leasing appoints Beeston as MD as co-founder Minogue steps into CEO role

Circle Leasing, which claims to be the UK’s leading supplier of courtesy and crash replacement cars, has appointed Barry Beeston as its new managing director.

The appointment means that Circle’s co-founder and previous managing director, Aidan Minogue, steps into the newly-created role of chief executive as part of the company’s future growth plans.

Mr Beeston joins Circle from Infiniti UK, where he was regional director of Northern Europe, overseeing the premium brand’s growth in the UK market. He has had an extensive career in the car industry having started as a graduate trainee at Jaguar Cars before moving to Nissan in the 1990s where he held numerous senior leadership positions, latterly at European board level.

Mr Minogue said: “With Barry, we have secured a high-calibre executive who shares a great passion for Circle Leasing and its future prospects. He will be responsible for creating a very enjoyable, dynamic environment of growth which will lead to numerous opportunities in new markets, all with the twin goals of enabling the business to thrive in the future and enhancing the customer experience.

“This change enables me to move away from day-to-day operations and focus on developing new strategies for the business. Remaining close to the business means that I can also help Barry and the team improve and develop our business processes as we become more efficient and ready to capitalise on the opportunities available to us.”