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Vertu Motors celebrates five employees with 20 years’ service

Left to right: Colin Robinson, David Stevens, Mark Smith, Lee Hart, Richard Jennens

Five colleagues at Bristol Street Motors Renault Derby and Nissan Derby have been recognised for completing 20 years’ service each.

Colin Robinson, parts supervisor; Mark Smith, master technician; David Stevens, service and maintenance technician; and Richard Jennens, parts manager at Bristol Street Motors Renault Derby, together with Lee Hart, senior technician at Bristol Street Motors Nissan Derby, all received long service awards from the AM100 retail group.

Andrew Moss, general manager at the dealer group, said: “It is very important that we recognise our long-standing colleagues who have put so much hard work and commitment into our business.

"To work for a company for 20 years shows a tremendous level of dedication and to have five colleagues in Derby achieve this is very rewarding.

“As a business, we are committed to developing and investing in our colleagues because they are the people who make the company so successful.

“All five are fantastic and well-respected aftersales colleagues, giving exceptional service to customers and I’m very grateful for their hard work and loyalty.”

The Vertu Motors board has said that it is positioned to realise “ambitious growth aspirations” after crediting a huge Vertu team effort for a creditable 2020 trading performance.

In a trading update yesterday (June 23), however, Vertu upgraded its pre-tax profit forecast for 2021 to £28m to £30m – thanks largely to the ‘exceptional used car market’.

Picture caption: Left to right: Colin Robinson, David Stevens, Mark Smith, Lee Hart, Richard Jennens.

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