Vertu strengthens management structure

Vertu Motors plc is strengthening its management structure with the creation of a new division within the group.

It will be headed by Tim Tozer, former chairman of Vauxhall Motors in the UK, who has previously held senior roles with Mazda and Mitsubishi and in retail with Inchcape and Autobink in Europe. Tim will take on the position of group operations director with a place on the group’s main operational board.

The new division will incorporate the Group’s Hyundai, Fiat Group, Mazda and Peugeot outlets with the potential for further franchises that are new to the Group to be added in due course. The business comprises 25 sales outlets with a broad geography from Scotland to Devon and revenues of around £220m.

The new division will also see a number of promotions from within the group. Rob Keenan becomes sales director and Ian Anderson will be aftersales director. Martin Welch will become finance director.