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Management restructure at Marshall Motor Group

The new chief executive of Marshall Motor Group has overhauled its management structure six weeks into the role.

Daksh Gupta has moved the business away from a traditional regional structure to one based on directors responsible for particular franchises.

Gupta has appointed Adrian Lewis, Chris Sheppard, Mark Furniss and Neal Owen as franchise directors, joined by Paul Atkinson in an interim role.

Gupta said: "All of these individuals have remarkable reputations in this industry and together they bring us a balanced pool of expertise in all of the important disciplines.

Proven success

"They also have extensive experience, at a senior level, of looking after important manufacturer relationships."

A similar structure proved to be successful at Inchcape Retail and Ridgeway Group, where Gupta previously held senior positions.

Gupta has also appointed Sue Porter as Marshall's director of sales process, finance insurance and warranty.

The new arrivals join Marshall's existing board of finance director Francis Laud, HR director Carole Minter and business development director Christopher Walkinshaw.

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