LDV has continued to expand with the appointment of Bill Laidlaw as dealer development manager.
With more than 30 year’s experience in the automotive industry, Laidlaw’s appointment further strengthens the LDV senior management team and he will be responsible for the ongoing development of LDV’s dealer network.
The company hopes to grow to its network to 60 over the next two years.
LDV’s general manager for UK and Ireland Mark Barrett (pictured) said: “Bill has an in-depth understanding of how the CV industry operates and this makes him the ideal candidate to continue to expand our dealership base and connect with even more customers in the UK.
“This appointment is good news for LDV and we believe that it is great news for our dealers, who will have a dedicated point of contact in Bill.”
Bill joins LDV from Bristol Street Motors in Stoke where he was the Ford commercial and business manager.
Prior to this he was sales manager for New Commercial Vehicles at the Van Centre, Richmond.
Laidlaw said: “I’m excited to join the LDV team and working with its extensive network of dealers throughout the UK.
"I’ve kept an eye on the brand since it was relaunched in 2016 and have been impressed by the demand it has generated.
"As a commercial vehicle it ticks all the right boxes and is something of an iconic brand amongst 21st century drivers.
“One thing all LDV dealers have in common is their willingness to go the extra mile to keep a vehicle’s downtime to a minimum.
"Round-the-clock after care service and a five year warranty make LDV the perfect choice for anyone who wants a high quality commercial vehicle that offers great value for money.”