Simon Cook has been promoted to automotive director at Harrison Sadler.
Robert Bolam, former head of BMW Group’s UK pressings operations in Swindon, is the new managing director of the BMW engine plant at Hams Hall, West Midlands.
Michael Straughan, formerly of Ford where he oversaw the launch of the Land Rover Freelander replacement into the Halewood plant, has joined LDV Group as operations director.
Westover Nissan has promoted Paul Gentle to business centre manager at the Bournemouth site. He will be assisted by Mark Christopher, who will handle the everyday running of the commercial service department.
Mercedes-Benz North Yorkshire has appointed Keith Hartrick as market area director to oversee its outlets in York, Harrogate and Scarborough.
Gordon Thursfield has joined Westover Toyota in Bournemouth as sales adviser to commercial and motability customers.
Darren Smith has joined Cardif Pinnacle as assistant general manager to Andrew Brock within its motor finance division.
Clinton Wright has joined John Gibson Associates as associate consultant for Norfolk and Cambridgeshire.