B-to-b used car auction site Autorola U.K. has appointed Chris Timms as head of sales.

Timms joins the company from Suzuki, where he had been a regional sales manager since January 2021. Prior to that, he spent almost 13 years at Volkswagen Group in a range of roles, including remarketing positions.

Chris Timms

In his new role, Timms will be responsible for growing Autorola U.K.’s MarketPlace, focusing on both buyers and vendors as the company seeks to double its revenue over the next three years.

Autorola U.K.’s MarketPlace was launched in 2003 and currently has 2,000 active buyers and up to 15,000 vehicles for sale at any time, according to the company.

It also holds online auctions for the U.K. dealer networks of Lamborghini, Aston Martin, McLaren and Porsche.

“I am pleased to join Autorola at such an exciting time in its evolution. The MarketPlace platform is a tried-and-trusted partner for buyers and vendors, and I look forward to working with the team to grow it over the coming years,” said Timms.

Autorola U.K. is a subsidiary of Denmark-based Autorola Group, which operates in 18 countries worldwide.

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