About Us

We are the UK’s leading business mobility provider

We have over 20 years’ experience as pioneers in developing innovative technology to make business mobility efficient and effective.

Who we are

Our revolutionary online rental booking and management platform IRIS, developed in-house by our specialist IT team, is central to our success. The technology allows business customers to access over 550,000 vehicles, including 100,000 specialist and commercial vehicles and 50,000 HGVs, across more than 2,000 UK locations.

We can source any vehicle, anytime, anywhere, and can usually deliver within two hours of a booking being made.

Who We Work With

We provide a complete vehicle rental solution so that our customers are free to focus on their business.

Through our expertise and service excellence, we retain 98% of our customers year on year.

Nexus Timeline

Meet The Team

David Brennan


After joining Nexus as CEO in 2014, previous LeasePlan UK Managing Director, David, has used his considerable expertise to drive Nexus’ growth and cement its reputation as the UK’s leading tech driven business mobility provider. David led the MBO/MBI sale of Nexus to PE firm, Bowmark Capital, in December 2015 and Phoenix Equity Partners for £142m in 2018.

John Ellis

Managing Director

John joined Nexus in 2000 shortly after the business was founded, and was central to the development of IRIS. He became Managing Director in 2010 and is responsible for maintaining Nexus’ reputation for industry-leading standards of operational efficiency.

Ian Cherry

Finance Director

As Finance Director, Ian combines operational and strategic roles and is primarily responsible for financial control functions in addition to HR and legal matters. Ian is a chartered accountant with experience at KPMG and RBS, and joined Nexus in 2013.

Simon Hodgson

Head of Product Development

Simon joined Nexus in 2006 and is responsible for product development, working to ensure Nexus’ products remain at the forefront of innovation. Simon was instrumental in the development of IRIS and continues to help maintain the business’ industry leading reputation.

Chris McGarry

IT Director

Chris joined Nexus in 2016 bringing over twenty years’ IT experience. He has a background of successfully building and expanding IT teams and infrastructure to support commercial objectives.

Mike Palmer

Client Development Director

Mike has a background in accountancy and held the role of Financial Controller after joining Nexus in 2005. Gaining experience across all departments, Mike is now responsible for the Client Development, Client Implementation and Account Management teams.

Dean Rose

Business Development Director

Dean joined Nexus in 2014 and is responsible for new business development, including some of Nexus’ largest accounts. Dean has a wealth of experience within the corporate vehicle rental sector.

Yvonne Palmer

Head of Operations and Supply

Yvonne gained valuable experience in account management and procurement before joining Nexus in 2013 as a leading member of its Supply Chain team. She now heads Nexus’ Operations and Supply departments.

Kieron Davey

Outsourced Programme Manager

Kieron leads our Managing Partner programme, providing fully outsourced rental management solutions. He joined Nexus in 2010 and has almost 25 years’ experience in the vehicle rental market.

James Maden

Head of Sales

James joined Nexus in early 2019 and is responsible for the New Business sales team. James has a wealth of experience from the vehicle rental industry and has worked for a number of FTSE 100 organisations in a senior sales capacity. He is focused on ensuring the Nexus brand is seen as the leading business to business vehicle rental provider.

Michelle Batty

Marketing Manager

Michelle joined Nexus in 2017 and manages the marketing function and brand including PR, trade shows, digital platforms and inbound lead generation. Prior to joining Nexus, Michelle spent the majority of her career in the public sector.

Alex Cook

Head of Commercial Finance

As Head of Commercial Finance, Alex’s responsibilities include finance business partnering, FP&A and driving value enhancing activity across the business. Alex joined Nexus in 2019, with over 15 years commercial finance experience. He was previously Head of Property Finance at Asda, following a number of commercial roles at the retailer. Prior to Asda, Alex qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young. Whilst in practise, he worked in corporate finance and transactions across a number of sectors

Charis Oliver

Head of Business Support

Charis joined Nexus in 2011 and is responsible for HR, H&S, facilities, projects on behalf of the board and our business support functions, including front of house and sales support. Charis heads up our bid team, as well leading our ISO compliance team, auditing processes for continuous improvement and maintaining and quality management and H&S certifications. Charis previously worked in publishing and at a M&E facilities management company in London before moving to Leeds and has supported Nexus in a number of different roles since joining the business.

Nick Gibson

Head of Finance

Nick was appointed Head of Financial Projects in 2014. He currently works as Group Financial Controller looking after all aspects of the Finance Team. A chartered accountant, Nick has considerable experience in senior finance positions, including at PwC.

Ryan Robinson

Legal Counsel

Ryan is Nexus’ Legal Counsel and responsible for all legal matters across the business including contract negotiation and drafting. Before joining Nexus Ryan gained a wide range of experience working in-house for Bradford & Bingley and Sky Betting and Gaming. He also worked in private practice for Blacks LLP, Shulmans and Addleshaws specialising in litigation and property matters. Ryan is a member of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management.

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