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James promoted to General Manager

JAMES Bicknell from Brockworth has been promoted this month (June, 2016) to General Manager for our Mercia Road dealership in Gloucester. 

In his new position, James will be overseeing the sales, servicing and parts for the Nissan, Kia and Fiat brands at the dealership and will be managing a team of 32 people across all departments.

Chris Wiseman, our Operations Director, said: “We’re thrilled that James will be heading up our Gloucester branch. Prior to his promotion he was our Nissan Brand Manager at the dealership for four and a half years and it seemed like the perfect time to promote him to General Manager. 

“He works extremely hard and his dedication to the company goes above and beyond. James also has a wealth of knowledge to share having worked in the motor industry for 17 years.”

James started his career in the automotive industry when he was 20-years-old as a Trainee Sales Executive for a car dealership in Gloucester. Prior to his role at Wessex Garages, James was a Business Manager for Volkswagen in Gloucester.

The 37-year-old and father-of-five explained: “I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to become the General Manager of Wessex Garages’ Gloucester dealership. 

“I have had a great experience with the company so far and I look forward to many more years at Wessex.” 

In his spare time James enjoys spending time with his family and is a football fanatic.  

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James Bicknell, General Manager at Wessex Garages on Mercia Road.

Photograph caption: James Bicknell, General Manager at Wessex Garages on Mercia Road.