Vertu Motors’ Mercedes-Benz dealerships in Reading Slough and Ascot will be overseen by Mark Gibbings after the experienced brand operator was appointed as market area director for the brand.
The AM100 retail group said that Gibbings will assume responsibility for developing staff across the three sites, driving performance and ensuring that the best possible customer experience is delivered.
Gibbings, a former parts advisor, brings more than 20 years’ experience and has knowledge of managing multiple Mercedes Benz sites, and more than 200 colleagues, in his previous role at Mercedes-Benz Retail Group, where he was general manager of its Colindale and Park Royal sites.
Prior to that, he ran Porsche dealerships for Jardine Motors Group and Porsche Retail Group.
He said: “Vertu is a very forward thinking company with great values and I saw this opportunity as one I couldn’t refuse. It delivers on its promises, whether it is to a customer or colleague, and that can be rare in business.
“There is no great divide between those in more senior positions and colleagues working at dealerships – everyone is completely accessible.
“That particular aspect of the business has really impressed me and I am looking forward to supporting and working with my fellow Mercedes-Benz colleagues.
Vertu Motors chief executive, Robert Forrester, said: “Mark is a welcome addition to the team.
“He is a dynamic person and has a wealth of knowledge and experience behind him. I am confident that he will do an excellent job at our Mercedes-Benz dealerships.”