SIMON Newson from Weston-Super-Mare has this month (October, 2015) been appointed as the General Manager for our new state of the art Nissan dealership in Bristol.
In his new position, the 31-year-old will handle the day-to-day running of the purpose-built Nissan showroom, which will open on December 18.
Keith Brock, our Managing Director, said: “Simon is new to the company and we would like to welcome him to the team. He has worked in the motor industry for more than 10 years and has five years’ experience in Nissan retail so will be a real asset to our new branch.
“The father-of-one is familiar to the South West having lived and worked in Weston-Super-Mare for most of his career.
“Our new Nissan dealership will be located on Hayes Way at Cribbs Causeway, an area that is developing and it looks set to be an excellent retail location for us.”
The new dealership will span just over 18,000 square feet and create at least 25 new jobs in addition to the company’s existing Nissan business, which is situated on Pennywell Road.
It is a huge investment for Wessex Garages as the whole project will cost in the region of £5million. It will also be a centre for electric vehicles and will be an additional charging point for Bristol.
Simon said: “I am delighted to be joining Wessex Garages. Their reputation of being a forward thinking company means it was an easy decision for me to head up its new flagship site. It will be one of the largest dealerships of this kind in the country.”
In his spare time Simon takes part in circuit training three times a week and enjoys spending time with his eight-year-old daughter.