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  • Cox Automotive appoints chief information officer

    Thursday, August 23, 2018

    Cox Automotive has appointed Glenn Fishwick as chief information officer.
    Fishwick has experience in a number of sectors covering government, healthcare, telecoms, retail and financial-services
    He was most recently vice oresident at MDS Global, where he was responsible for customer and product software development and delivery.

  • Bowker Motor Group appoints chief financial officer

    Tuesday, August 21, 2018

    Lancashire-based Bowker Motor has appointed Andrew Gee as chief financial officer.
    He takes on the new role for both Bowker Motor Group and Bowker Transport. Gee has 20 years of financial experience, including boardroom roles with JJB Sports and most recently TJ Hughes.
    Bowker Motor Group employs over 400 people at sites throughout Lancashire, representing BMW, Mini and Maserati and a number of motorcycle franchises.

  • FCA UK appoints Lisa Ford to head up Motor Village UK

    Thursday, August 16, 2018

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK has appointed Lisa Ford as managing director of Motor Village UK, the £31m-turnover factory-owned dealer group.
    Ford is responsible for the UK outlets selling, servicing and supplying parts for the Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Jeep and Abarth Brands.

  • Kia Motors UK appoints new aftersales director

    Wednesday, August 8, 2018

    Kia Motors UK has appointed Chris Lear as aftersales director following the retirement of Hamish McCowan
    Lear moves from his previous role as national aftersales manager, a position he has held for nearly 11 years.
    Lear said: “It is an absolute privilege to be taking over from Hamish who has superbly guided the After-Sales’ growth of Kia in the UK for the last 15 years.

  • DS Automobiles appoints UK sales director

    Tuesday, August 7, 2018

    DS Automobiles has appointed Rob Thomas to a new position as UK sales director.
    Thomas was previously sales director at Banque PSA Finance. He starts the new role in August located at the UK Headquarters at Pinley House in Coventry.

  • Donnelly takes on Jaguar franchise in Northern Ireland

    Monday, August 6, 2018

    Donnelly Group has taken on the Jaguar franchise in Dungannon, Northern Ireland, joining its existing Land Rover business.
    The move is part of the network shake up of the Jaguar Land Rover network that has taken place in the past few years.
    The Donnelly Group has been a car dealer in Northern Ireland since 1947 when Peter Donnelly started a vehicle repair and taxi business.

  • Vertu appoints COO David Crane as board director

    Thursday, July 26, 2018

    Vertu Motors has appointed David Paul Crane as an executive director of the company with immediate effect.

    Crane is currently the group’s chief operations officer (COO), having been appointed to this role in 2017.

  • Dealers freeze recruitment as market hardens

    Monday, July 23, 2018

    A growing number of franchised dealers have put a block on recruitment to cut costs as new car sales fall.

    That’s the view of Coachworks Consulting, which said dealers were not replacing staff who leave and this is hitting their profitability.

  • MG Motor appoints new network development manager

    Monday, July 23, 2018

    MG Motor UK has appointed David Allington (pictured) as network development manager.

    Allington was most recently business management manager with Fiat Group, responsible for Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Fiat Professional, Abarth and Chrysler Jeep.

  • Lookers looks to inspire young people with workshop visit

    Monday, July 16, 2018

    Lookers North East Repair Centre has teamed up with Nacro, a social justice charity, to bring disadvantaged young people into the workplace.

    The site welcomed a group of young people with the aim of encouraging them back into education and training.