New leadership for Budget, Dial Direct and Bennetts brands.

The BGL Group, formerly known as Budget, has made two senior level appointments.

Paul Galligan has been appointed to the role of director at motorbike broker, Bennetts.

Previously Head of Products for Sainsbury’s Bank. He succeeds, Kal Samra, who has taken over the management of price comparison site,

Andy Bord has also joined the Group in a newly created position as director, Budget and Dial Direct. Bord was recently Head of Mobile Convergence at Vodafone, and previously its Head of UK Online and Consumer Direct Sales.

In a statement BGL said Bord's experience in leading business transformation via prioritization, strategic insight and commercial understanding would play a vital role in securing the future of some of the BGL Group’s core brands.

The role is a newly created one, made necessary the group said by the growth in customer base for the Budget and Dial Direct brands.

These two appointments closely follow the announcement of David Lundholm joining the BGL Group as Director for carbon-offsettingl insurance brand, ibuyeco.

Matthew Gledhill, Managing Director responsible for all BGL Group personal lines brands, said: “The BGL Group has seen massive growth in recent years and we have ambitious plans to expand further in the near future.

"Our consumer brands are a major driver in that growth and so it is vital to ensure that we have focused leadership for each. Our products are quite diverse, each with its own specific challenges and opportunities. We welcome Andy and Paul to the team and are sure they’ll thrive in the innovative and vibrant culture of the BGL Group.”