Last week E-Van Guru announced its expansion plans with a new role vacancy to join its innovative and fast-growing business.

Brian Bachelor, comments:

‘I’ve been absolutely overwhelmed by the interest in this new role, it’s exciting to see that so many people are keen to join a new business that is dedicated to driving the take-up of zero-emission light commercial vehicles.

I’ve been delighted by the quality of the candidates applying, and there’s definitely been some surprises in there, with strong interest from people who have already worked with me in previous roles who understand my passion and drive. I will start interviewing on Friday 7th May, so if you are interested in applying please don’t delay.’


E-Van Guru [Fleet Specialists] was set up in November 2020, as a new business dedicated to accelerating the adoption of zero-emission commercial vehicles by fleet operators.

Established by Brian Bachelor, who, with over 30 years’ experience in the commercial vehicle industry, and an advocate for Green Fleets since 2014, is recognised as one of the UK’s leading e-Van experts.

E-Van Guru delivers project based, and on-going consultancy services designed for vehicle dealerships, brokers, finance companies, vehicle convertors and fleet operators.

The New Role – Business Development Director

In the past 6 months, E-Van Guru has secured contracts with leading automotive dealerships and vehicle convertors as part of its original business plan. However, the demand from Fleet Operators (both private and public sector), looking for LCV fleet management expertise, to facilitate their migration to a zero-emission fleet has been well-beyond original expectations.

This new role will oversee, and grow end-user account management business – delivering an outsourced strategic and operational LCV fleet management role to these clients, including a comprehensive migration strategy to an all-electric fleet.

At this stage we’ve identified some key requirements, however, our approach is a flexible and entrepreneurial one so we’ll be looking for the right candidate who will shape and grow the role to deliver the company’s core mission and objectives.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Performing market research to identify new opportunities and to establish strategies for pursuing those opportunities with new and existing clients;
  • Creating and improving strategic plans for our existing and new clients for a smooth, timely and cost-effective transition to an all-electric LCV fleet.

Skills required:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in marketing, finance, accounting or other relevant field;
  • 5 years’ experience working in a sales function within ia LCV franchise dealership;
  • 2 years’ experience (ideally more) marketing and selling electric light commercial vehicles;
  • Up-to-date knowledge of relevant grants and green air initiatives;
  • A passion for a zero-emission future;
  • Energy, drive and motivation to succeed in a fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills – with the ability and confidence to deliver technical presentations to clients and industry events;
  • Excellent analytical skills and an eye for detail;
  • This role will require UK-wide travel; however, you will be required to attend our offices in Staffordshire (ST19) at least two days per week.

To apply for this role email a short video (no more than 3 minutes long) that sets out why you are the perfect candidate for this new role; please also enclose a recent CV and details of your salary expectations.

Interviews from Friday 7 May 2021.