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Harratts appoints new head of operations

Harratts, the family-owned and run motor group, has announced the appointment of Andrew Venn (pictured) as its head of operations.

The Wakefield-based company, which has 13 dealerships and employs 300 people across Yorkshire, has appointed Venn to oversee its day-to-day management and evolve the organisation from a thriving family business, to a class-leading motor retailer.

Venn is a former Pendragon franchise director with over 25 year’s industry experience working with brands such as Honda, Volvo, Vauxhall, BMW and Porsche.

Venn said: “We have exciting plans over the next few months that will not only improve the daily operations of the business, but enhance our already award-winning customer service.”

Shaun Harratt, managing director, Harratts, said: “Andrew has vast experience in the car retail industry and we’re extremely happy to have acquired his services.

“His appointment is part of our long term strategy to move the business towards a more structured, process driven group which is recognised for its five star customer service.”

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