Marshall has today announced changes in senior management responsibilities following its acquisition of Ridgeway.
Jon Head, formerly Ridgeway’s operations director, will take up the newly created role of commercial director for the enlarged Marshall group.
The role will include responsibility for aftersales development, F&I, CRM, marketing and purchasing.
Jamie Crowther, Marshall’s operations director, will assume operational responsibility for the enlarged group with the Marshall and Ridgeway operational directors reporting to him.
Dan Taylor, Ridgeway’s finance director, will continue in that role reporting to Mark Raban, Marshall’s chief financial officer, and will be helping its chief executive Daksh Gupta, with the integration of the Ridgeway businesses.
Gupta said: "We are very fortunate to have two exceptional operations directors in Jon and Jamie Crowther.
“Currently, they both have day to day responsibility for operational and commercial aspects of their respective businesses. In light of the scale of the enlarged group, we have assessed the best way to lead the business to set ourselves up for continued success.
“We believe it is important we bring the two teams together; one of the attractions of doing so is the opportunity to share best practice across the enlarged group because together we are stronger.
“Jamie and Jon will report direct to me but clearly given how important their two roles are, we will be working very closely together.”