Friday, 25 March 2011

Marshall to Acquire Pilling Businesses

The family-owned Marshall Motor Group has announced that it has agreed (subject to contract) to acquire four franchised dealership businesses and an Authorised Repairer from the privately-owned Pilling Motor Group.

The businesses cover Volvo in Milton Keynes and Welwyn Garden City, plus Renault and Mazda in Milton Keynes.  Also included is an Authorised Repairer business for Citroen in Milton Keynes.

No further statements will be issued until the acquisition is completed which is anticipated to be during April.

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Thursday, 10 March 2011

Marshall announces new Franchise Director

Marshall, the family owned dealer group, has announced the appointment of Nigel Ward to the position of Franchise Director to run the Group’s recently acquired Mercedes-Benz and smart businesses in the North West.

Nigel joins the Retail Executive Board of Marshall from Inchcape where he was Sales & Marketing Director of that company’s three Mercedes market areas. Nigel has a wealth of experience in the retail motor industry including seven years of in-depth knowledge of the Mercedes-Benz and smart brands.

Making the announcement, Daksh Gupta, Chief Executive of Marshall said: “I am delighted to be welcoming Nigel to our senior team at Marshall and to our new Mercedes division. His wealth of Mercedes-Benz and multi-site experience will be invaluable to us.”

Marshall acquired the seven Mercedes-Benz and smart businesses in the North West MA5 market area at the end of 2010, based in Bolton, Blackburn, Blackpool, Preston and South Lakes.

Commenting on his appointment, Nigel Ward said: “Marshall is a fast moving and forward looking retail group which is investing heavily in the retail motor industry. I am excited to be joining the company at such an exciting time in its own 101 year history and look forward to getting to
know my new colleagues in the MA5 businesses and across the rest of the Group.”

Nigel Ward will be joining Marshall towards the end of April.

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