Vertu Motors

Halifax General Manager wins national award


A West Yorkshire-based boss has been named General Manager of the Year at a national awards ceremony.

Jamie Priestley took the top accolade at an annual ceremony held by leading automotive retailer Vertu Motors plc.

In charge of the Bristol Street Motors Halifax Nissan dealership, part of Vertu Motors plc, Jamie beat off strong competition that included eight other finalists, who were selected based on performance across all areas of their businesses.

Jamie joined the dealership, based at Shay Syke, in 2016 as Business Manager, but has since been promoted to Sales Manager and then General Sales Manager. He took over as General Manager in 2019.

Robert Forrester, Chief Executive of Vertu Motors plc, said: “Our annual awards acknowledge colleagues within the business that have demonstrated great work ethic and commitment to the company, making a major contribution to its success.

“Jamie is the epitome of all of those attributes. In particular, he has shown outstanding leadership and commercial skills in the challenging economic climate caused by the Covid pandemic.

“He has spearheaded an excellent business performance at the dealership, with a keen focus on exceptional customer service and encouraging superb teamwork from all of his colleagues.”

Jamie said: “It still is only just beginning to sink in. I was surprised to be nominated, never mind win.

“It is an honour not only for me, but also all the Halifax Nissan team, as what has been achieved could not have happened without their hard work and dedication.”



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Notes to Editors

Vertu Motors plc is the fifth largest automotive retailer in the UK with a network of 156 sales outlets across the UK. Its dealerships operate predominantly under the Bristol Street Motors, Vertu Motors and Macklin Motors brand names.

Vertu Motors plc was established in November 2006 with the strategy to consolidate the UK motor retail sector. It is intended that the Group will continue to acquire motor retail operations to grow a scaled dealership group. The Group’s acquisition strategy is supplemented by a focused organic growth strategy to drive operational efficiencies through its national dealership network. The Group currently operates 152 franchised sales outlets and 4 non-franchised sales operations from 120 locations across the UK.

Vertu’s Mission Statement is to “deliver an outstanding customer motoring experience through honesty and trust”.

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Jamie Priestley, GM at Bristol Street Motors Nissan Halifax, is Vertu Motors plc’s GM of the Year
Jamie Priestley, GM at Bristol Street Motors Nissan Halifax, is Vertu Motors plc’s GM of the Year
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