Sales manager is fast-tracked for new role

A motoring specialist from Norfolk is transferring his skills and expertise to help strengthen two Suffolk businesses.

Jonny Hudson has been appointed as sales manager for both Wolsey Van Centre in Ipswich and Volkswagen Van Centre in Bury St Edmunds.

The 31-year-old has moved from Kings Lynn and will be responsible for maintaining existing relationships with businesses and van operators in the area as well as establishing new ones.

Jonny secured the promotion after impressing management within the Marriott Motor Group, which owns the two commercial vehicle van centres, when he was the business manager at its Volkswagen car retailer in Kings Lynn.

Speaking of his new position, Jonny said: “I thoroughly enjoy all aspects of my job and I’m delighted my career has reached new heights.

“The Marriott Motor Group is a fantastic company to work for and ever since I started at the Kings Lynn site, I knew it was an organisation I’d like to progress within.

“Me and my family are currently moving to Stowmarket so I can be based within a perfect distance of both van centres and I’m grateful that the company is supporting me through the transition.”

Jonny’s love for motors was ignited when he started working as a sales executive at Marshall Ford in Kings Lynn. He then went on to become a business manager at Marshall Toyota in Peterborough until 2012 when he decided to move to Kings Lynn Volkswagen.

“Volkswagen is a great brand; the reliability, quality and value is second to none.

“Having worked with cars for most of my career, I’m now looking forward to the transferring my skills to the commercial vehicle sector. My main focus will be to strengthen the existing customer service and develop a strategic focus that puts van operators’ needs at the heart of everything we do.”

And a promotion is not the only thing Jonny has to celebrate.

“It’s a great time for my family. As well as securing my promotion and moving house, my wife has just given birth to our second daughter; it’s an exciting new chapter in all our lives.”

David Nichols, Head of Business at Wolsey Van Centre and Volkswagen Van Centre (Bury St Edmunds), said: “We are delighted to welcome Jonny to the team. We feel confident that his knowledge, enthusiasm and proven track record will help to grow the commercial vehicle presence across Suffolk.”