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Europcar UK hires new sales and marketing director

Jose Blanco, Europcar UK
Company Old: 
Pullmantur Cruises
Company New: 
Europcar UK

Europcar UK has appointed Jose Blanco as UK sales and marketing director as Nick Harwood is promoted to sales director – key partners for Europcar Group.

Blanco was most recently VP of commercial and CCO of Pullmantur Cruises (part of the Royal Caribbean Group). He previously spent five years as sales and marketing director of Europcar Spain.

Blanco commented: “The UK marketplace is experiencing a number of challenges which I believe make it an exciting place to work at this time. I firmly believe that there are many opportunities for Europcar to provide cost-effective and convenient mobility solutions for both business and leisure travellers in the UK. I am therefore tremendously excited to be joining the Europcar UK team at this time.”

Gary Smith, MD of Europcar UK Group, added: “Jose comes with a wealth of experience and proven success in the vehicle rental sector – as well as in the travel industry as a whole. We are delighted to welcome him as a key member of the UK senior management team.”