Vertu Motors

VERTU MOTORS EXPANDS SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM

09/10/2019

9/10/19

Vertu Motors plc has appointed an experienced senior leader to join the Group as commercial vehicle director.

Simon Elliott brings with him a wealth of automotive experience. He previously held senior positions including managing director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in the UK, group chief executive officer of Volkswagen Group Ireland and managing director of MAN Truck and Bus in the UK. Simon also has experience working with Toyota in Europe and Daimler in China.

The married father of three, is an ex-director of Scunthorpe United and he raced a Volkswagen Caddy for three seasons in the televised Volkswagen cup. He is a keen golfer and, having recently built his own house, a gardening enthusiast.

Simon’s responsibilities will focus on the development of the commercial vehicle opportunity for the Group, with initial emphasis on Vans Direct, which was acquired by Vertu Motors early in 2019, and the Group’s Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle operations.

Simon said: “I am delighted to be part of an energetic and progressive Group to support its growth in the commercial sector.

“I hope my experience in the commercial vehicle sector can not only be expanded but shared with the rest of the team and I’m looking forward to working with some fantastic industry professionals.”

Robert Forrester, chief executive officer of Vertu Motors plc, said: “Commercial vehicles are a crucial element of our business and Simon brings a wealth of expertise to the role. I am greatly looking forward to working with him.”

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Notes to editors:

Vertu Motors plc (which trades under the Bristol Street Motors, Macklin Motors, Vertu Toyota, Vertu Honda, Vertu Volkswagen, Vertu Mercedes-Benz, Farnell Jaguar Land Rover and Hughes Group brands) was formed in late 2006 to acquire and consolidate UK motor retail businesses. The group was founded as a new entrant into the UK motor retail sector and is listed on the AIM market (UK:VTU).

In 2017, the Group became the first major UK motor retailer to offer customers the ability to purchase a used vehicle entirely online with the launch of Bristol Street Motors Buy Online. The platform enables customers to buy a used vehicle in as little as five minutes if they have the funds in place, arrange financial packages if they don’t, and have the vehicle delivered to any UK mainland home address.

Since flotation in December 2006, the Group has established itself as a major player in the United Kingdom automotive retail sector. The Group operates 125 outlets representing 23 manufacturers across the UK.

www.bristolstreet.co.uk/buy-online/

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