Oxford-based automotive technology solutions provider, Ebbon Group, has announced a restructuring of its DriverCheck licence checking and compliance business which for all, but new business sales, will be led by Head of Operations, Yvette Giannini, reporting into joint Group CEOs, Robert Pilkington and Craig Gibbin.

Glasgow head-quartered DriverCheck along with sister company, Derby-based Licence Check, forms part of Ebbon Compliance, the UK’s largest driving licence checking and vehicle compliance business with a combined 1.6 million licence checks per annum.  

Both businesses operate as stand-alone entities within Ebbon Group with separate teams and brands, with DriverCheck providing managed services including licence checking and grey fleet services, and Licence Check offering packaged risk and compliance solutions through its award-winning DAVIS platform.

“We are delighted to announce Yvette Giannini as the new head of our DriverCheck operations, which will continue to be based in Glasgow and to benefit from technology and security support from Group. This will allow us to continue to expand and develop the business, with recruitment currently ongoing within the sales and account management area. 

“We also congratulate Sinead Moy in being promoted to Operations Manager and Christina Telford who is heading up the financial side of DriverCheck, working closely with our Group Financial Controller, Kevin Stopps,” said Robert Pilkington.

Fellow joint CEO, Craig Gibbin, added: “To underline our commitment to DriverCheck, we have now taken on new offices which are almost double the size and will be investing in a complete technology refresh.”  

DriverCheck has a 1,200-strong client base with a host of household names in the insurance, utilities and automotive sectors along with a strong representation amongst local authorities. Companies within its customer portfolio include dealer group, Arnold Clark, aerospace, defence and security company, Babcock International, and air quality management and parking enforcement provider, Marston Holdings.

“I’m looking forward immensely to heading up the day-to-day operations at DriverCheck, and continuing to provide a first rate professional, automated system of licence and compliance checking that we have become nationally renowned for,” Giannini said.

Ebbon Compliance is one of three recently announced distinct and separate business areas – the others are Ebbon Automotive and Ebbon Intelligence – in a restructuring designed to provide greater clarity of structure across the Ebbon Group.

Ebbon Automotive, headed up by Managing Director Justine Hawkins, comprises well-known and market leading solutions such as Leaselink, the UK’s leading e-procurement platform, moDel, the leading new vehicle delivery solution, and Stockviewer, the campaign management solution.

Ebbon Intelligence is the Group’s research and development arm which has been established to develop innovative new products and solutions that tackle current and future issues facing the global automotive community.  

Underpinned by Artificial Intelligence technology, the business is currently working on exciting new products which complement existing solutions, as well as exploring new areas of R&D, while also benefitting from strong additional investment.

(Left to right):  New management structure at DriverCheck: Sinead Moy, Yvette Giannini and Christina Telford

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