British online used car marketplace Carzam has appointed David Palmer to a new position as chief vehicle preparation officer.

The Big Motoring World-backed online car retailer said the appointment will support its ambition to deliver the “highest quality of vehicles” at scale to online used car buyers and to ensure it provides the best vehicles to its wholesalers and retail customers.

Palmer (LinkedIn profile) has over 25 years of industry experience. He joins from Sytner Group’s CarShop used car supermarket division where he worked for over 12 years and was most recently preparation director. Before that he was at Camden Motors for 13 years in a variety of roles.

Palmer will work out of Big Motoring World’s £14 million logistics hub in Peterborough.

“Dave’s appointment is hugely strategic for us as it brings yet more skill and experience into Carzam,” said Kirk O’Callaghan, Carzam’s chief executive, who also joined Carzam from CarShop in February.

“Dave is one of the few people in the UK who can deliver the highest quality of vehicle prep at large scale volumes.

Carzam was founded by Big Motoring World boss Peter Waddell and former Cox Automotive president John Bailey. It was originally due to launch in October, but delayed the launch until after the second U.K. national lockdown ended in December. The company sold 1,600 cars in its first eight weeks but no more sales data has been released since.

In June Carzam appointed James Buxton as its new chief commercial officer.

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