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GardX appoints Ray Sommerville as non-executive chairman

AM editor Jeremy Bennett presents the Business Leader of the Year award to Ray Sommerville, Perrys Motor Sales in 2015

Ray Sommerville has been made non-executive chairman at GardX International.

Victor Coutin, managing director of GardX International, said: “Sommerville's status within the industry is unquestionable and he will bring with him a blend of experience, relationships and wise counsel.”

Sommerville (pictured centre) said: “I have seen how GardX has enjoyed huge growth over the last few years through its innovative product range and unique approach in its sector. I look forward to sharing my industry experience and see them through their expansion.”

Sommerville’s experience includes 10 years with Lex Retail. He left here as group operations director to join Quicks Group as regional director. In 2001 he joined Perry's Group. He grew the dealer group substantially - more than doubling its turnover - and delivering a PBIT in his last year of £11m.

In 2015 he was awarded Business Leader of the Year at the AM Awards (pictured), and in the same year received a Special Recognition Award from the National Franchised Dealers Association.

 



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