LDV in the UK has appointed former Bristol Street Motors commercial vehicle expert Bill Laidlaw as its dealer development manager.
Laidlaw will be responsible for the ongoing development of LDV’s dealer network, which the company hopes to grow to 60 over the next two years, after joining from his previous role as Ford commercial and business manager at Bristol Street Motors in Stoke.
Mark Barrett, general manager, LDV UK and Ireland, said: “Bill has an in-depth understanding of how the CV industry operates and this makes him the ideal candidate to continue to expand our dealership base and connect with even more customers in the UK.
“This appointment is good news for LDV and we believe that it is great news for our dealers, who will have a dedicated point of contact in Bill.”
Laidlaw said: “I’m excited to join the LDV team and begin working with its extensive network of dealers throughout the UK.
“I’ve kept an eye on the brand since it was relaunched in 2016 and have been impressed by the demand it has generated. As a commercial vehicle it ticks all the right boxes and is something of an iconic brand amongst 21st century drivers.
“One thing all LDV dealers have in common is their willingness to go the extra mile to keep a vehicle’s downtime to a minimum. Round-the-clock after care service and a five year warranty make LDV the perfect choice for anyone who wants a high quality commercial vehicle that offers great value for money.”