The new helm at a Birmingham business has launched a major push to become a flagship site.
Kevin Brown is the new head of business at Volkswagen Van Centre Birmingham, after having joined the St Stephens Street business as the aftersales manager last September.
He says he is thrilled by the promotion and has great plans for the centre, which specialises in new and used Volkswagen commercial vehicles, aftersales as well as providing a dedicated service for fleet operators.
Kevin, 35, said: “I want Birmingham to be the van centre at the forefront of the brand’s mind. I want to be the country’s flagship site and I believe our van centre is big enough and in the perfect location to achieve that. We have a great team here at Birmingham and everything we need for a very successful future.”
Kevin started working for commercial vehicle brand in 2006 in Newark as a service manager. A year later, he was promoted to aftersales manager and worked in that role until 2011 when he moved to Volkswagen Van Centre Hull where he stayed until joining the Birmingham business.
“I do live and breathe Volkswagen,” he said. “It’s the brand and everything is represents – reliability, history and great standards. I really got the bug for it in 2006 -if you cut me open I would have blue blood with the Volkswagen emblem running through it. I would not want to be anywhere else.”
One of Kevin’s first moves was to recruit, Will Jephson, to replace him as the business’ aftersales manager.
Will, 30 from Halesowen, said: “I worked at the Volkswagen Van Centre Newark as a service advisor for a number of years before moving to America, as my wife is from the States.
“When I returned I took the role of aftersales assistant manager for a leading manufacturer but when I heard about the Birmingham position I leapt at the opportunity to work with both the brand and Kevin again.
Kevin added: “We are completely committed to providing a first class service and understand that vans are our customer’s tools of their trade so we are determined to provide a service that recognises this.
“With my team in place I am looking forward to strengthening our presence across the West Midlands region.”
For more information on the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle range and services available at Volkswagen Van Centre Birmingham call 0121 546 0075 or visit www.birminghamvwcv.co.uk