Bell Truck and Van makes key staff changes

Commercial Motor
May 24, 2018

North East Mercedes-Benz dealer Bell Truck and Van has made six new appointments.

Carl Belch has joined as truck sales director from Close Brothers Vehicle Hire. He previously spent more than 20 years with Mercedes dealer Northside, where he worked alongside Bell Truck and Van MD Ben Sowersby.

Former group financial controller Martin Johnson has been appointed financial director, while former Bell employee Paul Howie returns to Longbenton as aftersales manager, following a spell with Lookers.

Promoted from sales positions are Emma Griffiths and Andrew Scott, who become van sales managers at Bell’s Stockton and Longbenton branches respectively. Graham Taylor becomes parts manager at Spennymoor, having previously served as parts adviser.

Sowersby, who took over as MD at the dealer last October after it was bought by energy and recycling company Leo Group, said: “Customers can rest assured that we are working hard to provide them with the highest possible standards of service during this transitional phase.”

Meanwhile, Bell Truck and Van will open its sales and aftersales site on the Altens Industrial Estate in Aberdeen in June, representing Mercedes Vans. The news comes after the collapse of TOM Group in March, which owned Mercedes commercial vehicle dealer in Aberdeen Caledonian Truck & Van.

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