James Weston, who has been chief govt of AM100 automobile supplier group Stellantis & You (previously Robins & Day) for seven years, has left the enterprise.
Weston began on the motor retailer, which is owned by carmaker Stellantis, in 2001.as an assistant gross sales supervisor.
On LinkedIn Weston acknowledged: “I’ll have been the chief of this enterprise, however the folks have all the time been the drivers! Their ardour, perception, and most significantly their engagement, are the important thing to their success.
“I’ll look on with satisfaction and admiration because the enterprise and the folks proceed to progress, I am certain you’ll smash it!”
He has been appointed to a world position with Stellantis, as vice chairman of pre-owned car new enterprise growth.
Stellantis’s many automobile manufacturers embrace Vauxhall/Opel, Peugeot, Citroen, Fiat, Alfa Romeo and others, and it has the Spoticar multi-brand used automobile retail programme throughout Europe.
In 2020 Weston instructed AM how the UK’s durations of lockdown has allowed his administration group to rethink and refresh their strategic plans for its 43 automobile dealerships, including “Proper on the very begin (of lockdown) one in all my group stated to me that we’ve got to be taught from this. We’ve taken the strategy as a bunch, proper from March, that if we got here out of lockdown and simply do as we all the time did then it might be ‘COVID: 1, Robins & Day: 0’. That was by no means our intention – we hate shedding.”
The AM100 group’s dealerships are typically in excessive value, giant city areas, however prior to now decade an increasing number of have grow to be multi-marque websites, representing a number of of the group manufacturers fairly than merely their authentic accomplice, Peugeot.
This has come from a drive for effectivity – permitting properties to supply a broader vary of recent and used automobiles may help to draw extra prospects and offset the fee base, he stated on the time.