Prestige Fleet Servicing strengthens technical support team and extends network
Prestige, which provides vehicle servicing, maintenance and repair work for leasing companies, fleet management providers, corporate fleets and aftermarket warranty companies, says it’s seen rapid growth this year on the back of a number of new and significant client wins.
The company has now made two new appointments in its technical support area, designed to bring considerable additional technical expertise and experience to the Prestige team.
Chris Stokes (pictured in white shirt) joins as technical services manager, having previously worked for Robins & Day Peugeot and Archie Moss Renault where he achieved Master Technician status for both franchises.
Stokes also spent two years with Jaguar Land Rover working on workshop technical data manuals, handling repair work and refining the labour times used within the Jaguar franchise network.
At the same time, Luke Bradbury has joined as technical services advisor on the Technical Support team. Bradbury completed a Volvo apprenticeship with Marshall Motor Group, and in 2012 was Volvo Apprentice of the Year and, in the same year, Marshall Motor Group Apprentice of the Year.
He joins the business from Marshalls Land Rover, Melton Mowbray, where he was senior technician.
Prestige operations director, Nick Hutton, who has management responsibility for the Technical Support team, welcomed the two newcomers, saying: “With these two new appointments, we are confident that we can continue to deliver the technical quality and driver service levels so important to our growing client portfolio.”
One of Prestige’s key objectives is to grow its Service Centre network to 300 outlets, extending its national coverage throughout the UK and meeting the extra demand from its increased customer base.
Thanks to a number of additions in recent weeks, the Prestige service network now stands at some 253 independent outlets, and is growing at a rate that indicates it should comfortably meet its target.
The new network additions include Service Centres in Hull, North London, Hemel Hempstead, Welwyn Garden City and Bognor Regis, and all meet the stringent requirements required to join the network.