July 10, 2014

Mitsubishi Motors UK expands its field management team

Mitsubishi Motors in the UK has reorganised and expanded its field management team.

Jim Hutchinson will join the Area Manager team and Lucy Allberry and Mark Grant will be additions to the Corporate Sales team.

Jim Hutchinson, who lives in Glasgow, has been
associated with the motor trade for a number of years and brings to Mitsubishi a wealth of experience. Since 2007, he's been employed at Subaru (UK) Ltd. in several roles including Dealer Operations Manager, Group Learning & Development Manager, General Manager and latterly, Dealer Relationship Manager. Previous roles include business management with The Funding Corporation and Honda, as well as an Area Manager Deal Assist with Blackhorse Personal Finance.

"This is an exciting time for Mitsubishi Motors in the UK and I'm really looking forward to getting started. I know that it's vital to the role of Area Manager that you can bring something to the dealership and that you're able to make a difference to their business and I am confident I can do that. I wouldn't be here if I didn't think I could. I'm really looking forward to working with the dealerships," said Jim.

The arrival of Jim Hutchinson sees the expansion of Mitsubishi's territories to eight covering 115 franchised dealers nationwide. Mitsubishi, the fasting growing mainstream manufacturer in the UK in 2013, expects the network to grow by another further throughout this financial year.

Lucy Allberry joins Mitsubishi Motors in the UK having enjoyed significant success in a similar role for other key manufacturers such as Vauxhall, Lexus, Jaguar and Nissan over the past 14 years. Mark Grant has spent the past 10 years as a Fleet Sales Manager for Vauxhall and, prior to that, enjoyed five years in a similar role for the Ford Motor Company.

"I've been in the fleet industry for 14 years now. I started off with Nissan and I was there for just under seven years, where my role was very similar with corporate sales and dealer involvement. Then I had a number of years with different manufacturers, and primarily the areas that I’ve covered are the south-west, Wales and Midlands in different roles. Mainly, my experience has been corporate fleet end users, so anything from 25-plus up into the thousands.," said Lucy.

Mark, from Hertford, who will focus on National Accounts across the east of England, said, "I've worked in the motor industry since I left school. I started in crash repair, I was an apprentice body technician. I then moved into sales in my early 20s. Fifteen years ago I moved to Ford and worked on their local business development strategy. Then 10 years ago I moved to Vauxhall as a Fleet Sales Manager and worked in various areas in the country."

"The addition of Jim, Lucy and Mark to the field management team will allow us to spend more time with existing dealers to help drive their business forward, share best practices and ensure we maximise the new retail and fleet opportunities. We welcome them to the Mitsubishi family," said Toby Marshall, Sales & Marketing Director, Mitsubishi Motors UK.


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