Ian has a strong pedigree in all aspects of the retail environment gained from over 40 years of experience in the Retail Automotive Business. A highly respected and award winning Senior Automotive Manager with a detailed knowledge of all disciplines in Sales, Aftersales, Customer Service, HR, Team building, Audit and Compliance, Partner and Manufacturer relationships, Marketing, Financial Accounting and business improvement. He is also FCA Regulated.
He has worked primarily in the Premium, Prestige and Higher Luxury Sectors of the market representing the iconic brands of Aston Martin, Bentley, Lamborghini, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Maserati and Honda. Ian is a strong leader with a passion for staff development, building winning teams, and through a process of creating teams of engaged colleagues and continually reviewing processes and controls he delivers high levels of customer and employee experience coupled with a strong financial return. Ian has multi-site experience and the benefits that can be gained through back office synergies.
Ian has also been successful in new business start up from a brown field site, taking a Kent Bentley and Lamborghini retailer from business plan to a top five UK performing business.
Having worked for Jardine Motors Group, part of Jardine Matheson for over 18 years at a senior level and latterly at London supercar group HR Owen, he now enjoys working with a range of businesses and SME’s, helping them to achieve a greater potential and exceed their short and medium-term goals.
Ian is a qualified and experienced Yachtmaster Coastal Skipper and when he is not helping with business development you will find him consuming his passion for sailing and competitive yacht racing, here in the UK, cross channel and in the Mediterranean. He likens commanding a yacht to running a successful business whereby a well-planned passage, with a carefully selected and trained team, coupled with the right strategy will always deliver a strong result.