City West Commercials Recruiting for Sales Staff

Graeson Clarke, foreground, and Richard Prosser, of City West Commercials

City West Commercials, the Mercedes-Benz dealer for the South-West, has embarked on a major recruitment drive at it gears up for the company’s new truck and van products. The company has already appointed industry professional Richard Prosser, who worked previously for the manufacturer, to lead its truck sales operation. And while some of the remaining […]

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Search for Best Volvo Technician 2012-2013

UK team hard at work last year

VISTA – Volvo Trucks’ and Volvo Buses’ world championship for service and workshop personnel is about to begin again, with registrations being accepted from the beginning of July. When round one of the competition kicks off in September, it is hoped that over 14,000 participants will be taking part. VISTA is open to all aftermarket […]

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Thomas Hardie Commercials, Preston Depot Manager Neil Crook (left) steps up to receive the prestigious ‘Jim Keyden’ Award for Graduating Apprentice of the Year 2012 from Volvo Managing Director Göran Nyberg on behalf of the winner Sam Archer who could not be there.

The annual Volvo Trucks and Volvo Bus & Coach Training Awards ceremony was held this year in the East Midlands at the Donington Park Conference Centre, which is located close to the paddock at the famous race circuit. The prestigious ‘Jim Keyden’ Award for the ‘Graduating Apprentice of the Year 2012’ was won by Sam […]

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New Commercial Vehicle MD For Mercedes-Benz UK

Michael Kamper, MD Commercial Vehicles, Mercedes-Benz UK

Mercedes-Benz UK Ltd has announced the appointment of Michael Kamper as managing director, commercial vehicles. The company has been operating under the temporary stewardship of Sam Whittaker, truck sales and marketing manager since the departure of Ian Jones in April, after an extended period of leave. Mr Kamper, 46, joins the business during July, and […]

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Ex Scania Man for MAN CEO Role


Previous Head of Production and Logistics at Scania, Anders Nielsen has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of MAN Truck & Bus AG. And come September will sit on the MAN supervisory board alongside current Scania Boss Leif Oestling in his role as main VW board member for trucks. Anders Nielsen joined Scania in 1987 and […]

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Martin Lundstedt appointed CEO of Scania

Martin Lundstedt

The Board of Directors of Scania has appointed Martin Lundstedt new President and Chief Executive Officer of Scania AB. He takes up his new position on 1 September 2012 and succeeds Leif Östling, who has been appointed member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG. Martin Lundstedt, born in 1967, has a Master of […]

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New Sales Team for Euro Commercials

Mike Boyes

South Wales Mercedes-Benz dealer Euro Commercials has demonstrated its confidence in the future by appointing three seasoned sales professionals. Euro’s new Truck Sales Manager Mike Boyes has been joined by Fleet Sales Manager Paul Kirby and Used Truck & Fuso Canter Sales Specialist Dean Stone. Nathan Black, General Sales Manager at Euro Commercials, declared: “We’re […]

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Paul Alban

  Paul Alban has been appointed as Parts Manager UK & Ireland at Schmitz Cargobull, a role fundamental to the future expansion of the company’s parts operation at its new headquarters in Warrington, Cheshire. Alban – who marks his fifteenth year with the trailer manufacturer this year – has hit the ground running having been […]

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Truck Technicians celebrated at awards

Rob Ellement (left)

The IRTE (Institute of Road Transport Engineers) has hosted a special award ceremony to highlight the achievements of two talented commercial vehicle technicians. Irtec is a renewable assessment scheme certifying the theoretical and practical skills of heavy goods, light commercial and Passenger Carrying Vehicle technicians. The irtec Awards, hosted by SOE Patron John Ratcliff CBE […]

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Matthew Dale

Nissan has appointed a new national LCV sales manager, reinforcing the brand’s intent to further build its LCV sales and market share in the UK. Matthew Dale joins Nissan from Lombard where he built the light commercial fleet from 500 to 23,000 vehicles in just 10 years working with major fleet customers such as BSkyB, […]

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