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Mike Wise takes director role at vGroup International

Industry stalwart Mike Wise has assumed a board-level role at vGroup International as the company embarks on latest expansion plans.

James Nash (right), managing director, vGroup International, welcomes Mike Wise to the company

James Nash (right), managing director, vGroup International, welcomes Mike Wise to the company

Wise brings a 37-year automotive industry career, including roles as director at epyx, head of Kwik Fit’s fleet division and managing director of ATS Euromaster. More recently he has been working with industry colleagues to develop online platforms in various market sectors.

His appointment comes as vGroup implements a complete sales restructure covering the creation of three autonomous divisions, including vGroup International, which includes vLease and mobile accessory fitment service vComms. The other divisions comprise P1 Limited for retail and Middleton Manufacturing, which manufactures car mats and other vehicle accessories.

Wise joins the firm as group sales director and will hold responsibility for overseeing the integration into the group of the recent Cosmos Motor Accessories and Middleton Manufacturing acquisitions, as well as driving further developments.

Additionally, vGroup International sales and customer service director Vicky Arnold is leaving the company to take up a new role within the automotive industry.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.