Bodyshop franchise Fix Auto UK has appointed Mark Hutchins as business development manager.
Fix Auto UK managing director Ian Pugh said appointing Hutchin, who had been Thatcham’s repair sector customer manager since 2010, was a “major coup for the network”
Pugh added: “Building new relationships and cultivating existing ones is of paramount importance to the business. I am passionate about further developing the network through close engagement with repairers with direct, constant, dialogue.
“Mark joins us with a proven track record within our sector. Personally speaking, I have witnessed him at work and I have long admired the way in which he conducts himself and I am extremely pleased to have him on board where I am confident he will swiftly develop into an integral member of our senior management team.”
Hutchin said: “Fix Auto UK has an enviable reputation in the industry and has quickly developed into an incredible force to be reckoned with. I have worked closely with Ian, members of his team and numerous franchisees for some time.
“Stepping into a bodyshop is second nature to me and I intend to use my experience and personality to continue to build upon their success.”
The Fix Auto UK network carries out more than 120,000 body repairs per year for motor insurance companies, fleets, and retail customers.