G3 strengthens board and senior management team with 4 key appointments

Pictured are Brett Henderson, Gareth Jones, Rob Argyle and Nick Thompson

Yorkshire automotive specialists G3 Vehicle Auctions have this week confirmed the strengthening of their position in the market by appointing a new board of directors alongside a group general manager, to oversee their next phase of growth plans following the move to their new £12m purpose-built auction facility.

Joining the team as Chief Financial Officer is Rob Argyle who holds 14+ years in multi-site FMCG operations, the last seven years of which serving as finance director. Rob adds a depth of financial services knowledge alongside a wealth of experience in worldwide mergers and acquisitions.

Also joining the newly formed board are two internal promotions. Firstly, Nick Thompson has been elevated to Sales Director of the back of an initial 12-months at G3 as Divisional Director.

During that time, Nick has assisted with the successful launch of the new 14-acre G3 Castleford centre. He previously held senior corporate sales team and business development positions within leading auction companies for over 10 years.

Similarly, Gareth Jones has been appointed to the board as digital director following 3 years as the marketing manager at G3, and 14+ years in senior marketing and digital-focused positions. Gareth will work closely with the IT and sales departments to co-ordinate the rollout and develop of G3’s new SaaS products and solutions specifically designed to improve the customer journey, whilst generating further revenue capitalisation opportunities.

To further strengthen the senior management team, Brett Henderson has been appointed as group general manager to introduce and enhance processes across G3’s two physical auction centres and 35 smart hubs. Brett previously held national and group operations roles across several nationwide auction companies for the last 10 years.

G3 co-owner Matt Dale said: “We have invested significantly over the last 18 months, starting with the development and launch of our new auction centre in Castleford, and now continuing the theme with these high-profile additions to our senior management team.

“The creation of a new board will enable my co-director, Amanda Holtby and myself to assume a more strategic position to help drive the growth plans over the next three years.

“I am very confident the new management structure we now have in place will inspire us to deliver on these objectives.  With a number of key vendor additions to announce in the next few weeks alongside significant investments in new auction solutions, G3 will continue to lead from the front in our industry.”

West Yorkshire based G3 Vehicle Auctions were established in 2009 and now operate from two physical auction centres which offer all vehicles simultaneously online.

G3 offer vehicles on behalf of an ever-growing roster of recognised brands in the industry like Motability Operations, Tesla, Available Car and many of the largest finance houses in the UK.

With over 15,000 registered trade buyers on their books, G3 offer a unique marketplace to match dealers to the 1000+ vehicles on offer across their four sale events each week.

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