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| THE BOSS’S CV | CV Dealer 126 August 2012 | Brian Kempson | Managing Director, Road Range Ltd |

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Name:             Brian Kempson

Company:      Road Range Ltd.,

Job:                 Managing Director

Age:                47

What was your first ever job?

Youth Opportunity Programme. Parts Apprentice.

How did you get into the commercial vehicle business?

Given the opportunity to transfer from a passenger car business by someone I had the greatest respect for and enjoyed it from day one (still do). Best decision I ever made.

What does your job entail?

Managing a great team of people and looking for opportunities to develop the business.

How will your job/business change over the next 2 years?

We have ambitious growth plans, a Brand New Site at Deeside and the Economy must improve, so I expect to be even busier and have to work harder.

What other jobs have you done?

Only jobs in the Motor Industry. Partsman, Salesman, Sales Manager, General Manager.

What advice would you give to young people joining the industry?

Find a mentor with a positive attitude, set yourself goals and achieve them, don’t look for reasons not to. Enjoy your work.

How do you relax?

A good cup of coffee by a pool in Spain. (Not often enough)

Favourite holiday destination?

Spain because I can be there in 2 hours. (or more honestly because I can be back in 2 hours)

Favourite book/film?

Book : Anything by John Grisham; Film : Notting Hill or Great Escape!!

Favourite music?

Anything but Heavy Metal.

First car and cost?

Hillman Imp £100 loved that car. Especially replacing head gaskets every two weeks.

Dream car?

Ferrari Testarossa. Isn’t it every boys dream car!!

About Jason Hodge (1361 Articles)
Editor of Commercial Vehicle Dealer Magazine, Jason has worked in the commercial vehicle industry since leaving university over 20 years ago.