Mercedes-Benz truck and van dealer S&B Commercials has a new dealer principal.
Neil Jacob (pictured left with director of truck sales Will Davey) has worked for the business since its acquisition by Imperial Holdings SA last November, and has well-formed plans for its future direction.
“We have a great team of people and some fantastic facilities,” he said.
“My main task initially is to strengthen relationships by getting out to meet more of our customers, while also overseeing a £400,000 programme of investment in our existing properties.”
S&B Commercials represents Mercedes-Benz and Fuso trucks in Essex, Hertfordshire, and North London.
It employs some 275 people and operates from impressive headquarters in Welham Green, and from other principal sites at Hatfield, Stansted and West Thurrock.
Imperial Holdings SA, owner of Imperial Commercials, one of the UK’s largest independent truck and van dealership groups, purchased S&B Commercials from the Holmes family.
Jacob took over from Daniel Holmes on the acquisition.
“The acquisition was all about taking a successful company and giving it the opportunity and resource to develop and fulfil its potential,” said Neil. “We’re just completing a process of introducing all staff members to Imperial’s values, which simply reinforce the family business ethos that was already in place. It’s a culture we’re keen to retain.”
“Over the coming months we’ll be working hard to build awareness locally of the S&B Commercials name, and of the Mercedes-Benz and Fuso products and services we have to offer.
“We’re also investing heavily to bring our facilities and systems up to the standard that will enable us to secure accreditation as a Mercedes-Benz Van ProCenter, with all that implies in terms of industry-leading customer service levels.”