Chairman of AM100 car dealer steps down

After 60 years in the business the chairman of Brindley Garages, Robin Brindley, has announced his retirement.

Under his leadership Brindley Garages grew from a single site operation near Wolverhampton into an AM100 dealer group generating more than £250 million annual revenues from its dealerships in the West Midlands.

Today its 13 car dealerships represent a portfolio of brands including Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Volvo, Nissan, MG, and Maxus, and it has a central head office at Featherstone.

Brindley, son of company founder Bill Brindley who first began selling cars in 1931, now passes the chair role to the group’s managing director, his stepson Che Watson.

“As I retire from my role as chairman, I’m proud to pass the torch to Che, who has been an integral part of our recent expansion. Che envisions a future of continued growth, and I have full faith in his leadership to steer the company towards even greater heights.

“I am profoundly grateful to all our loyal staff, and everyone who has contributed to our remarkable success.”

The AM100 dealer group, which employs more than 250 staff, recently took the decision to close its dealerships on Sundays to support its employees’ healthier work-life balance and ensure all staff to return to work at the start of each week feeling refreshed, motivated, and fully prepared to deliver exceptional service.

It said its success as a motor dealer group has always rested on the strength of its team and the relationships it has built with customers.

“By closing our doors on Sundays, we want to convey a clear message: we value the importance of a balanced work-life equation, and we want our employees and customers to relish their weekends to the fullest,” said Watson at the time.

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