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Renault appoints Richard Hemming as managing director of UK operations

Renault Retail Group (RRG) has appointed Richard Hemming as managing director of its UK operations.

Hemming brings experience spanning over 30 years in automotive retailing, most recently running the Audi Centre in Dublin, with previous roles as principal of Hemming Automotive and managing director of Ford Retail both in the UK and Austria. Principal responsibilities of the role will be to develop volumes in all sales channels, ensure the best in customer experience and to deliver the financial performance of the group.

RRG is the second largest automotive group in Europe and has 19 outlets in the UK, including 18 Renault sites, six Nissan and one used car supermarket.

Hemming said: “I am thrilled at the prospect of joining RRG. With the new range of products arriving from our manufacturer partner alongside some of the best located dealership sites in the country and backed by a highly professional and well organised local team, it is clear there is a huge opportunity for RRG to develop our business for the future.”

RRG’s European operations director Len Curran said: “Richard brings a vast and valuable experience to RRG and I am confident that he will make a strong contribution in developing the business to face the challenges of meeting customer expectations in a changing market and delivering the performance required by RRG and our manufacturer partners.”

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