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Squires back in the driving seat at Benfield
NORTH-East motors group, Benfield, has announced that former chief executive, Mark Squires, has returned to the helm of the family business.
His re-appointment follows the departure of Nigel McMinn to Lookers plc.
Following his brief spell as executive chairman, Mr Squires has now assumed the day-to-day running and control of the £500m turnover business.
He said, “I am absolutely delighted to be back at the helm of our family business, whilst naturally disappointed that Nigel has decided to move on to pastures new.
“We have built a very strong executive board and senior management leadership team in recent times and I am both excited and proud to be leading the company’s management team once more.
“We also have an exciting capital investment programme going on at the moment, and I am very much looking forward to developing and growing our family business long into the future.”
In January, Benfield appointed Gerard Murray as finance director, which followed the appointment of Neville Gaukroger as strategic development director.
Benfield Motor Group employs about 1,500 staff across 34 dealerships in the North-East, Yorkshire, Cumbria and South-West Scotland.
The company was founded in Newcastle by John Squires Snr in 1957 and developed by John Squires Jnr, the present main board chairman.
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