McLaren confirms Fix Auto role

Fix Auto UK has announced that Michael McLaren has joined its team as regional operational manager for Scotland, the north of England and Northern Ireland.

Michael spent nearly a decade as bodyshop manager with Allied Vehicles, during which the UK’s eighth largest single-site bodyshop joined the network as Fix Auto Glasgow North. His experience also includes spells at Nationwide Accident Repair and Carter and Carter.

His appointment allows David Owen to move into the newly created role of brand and integration manager where he will play a key role in integrating new franchisees into the network and supporting the wider Fix Auto network with adopting the network’s new brand standards.

Dave Calder, operations director for Fix Auto UK, said, ‘We are all looking forward to working with Michael and believe he will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the business.  He is respected and well-liked, and having significantly grown the network there in the past 12 months, I have no doubts that under Michael’s guidance our success in the region will continue.’

Michael, added, ‘I have watched Fix Auto grow in strength and stature and I am pleased to join the team. I am looking forward to helping the Fix Auto franchisees in Scotland and the north of England to deliver high quality operational performance. I also look forward to getting other quality repairers in Northern Ireland to join the Fix Auto family and reap the benefits and rewards of this fantastic network.’