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Tyne and Put on-based unbiased supplier group Redgate Lodge Motor Group has employed Paul Keighley as its operations director.

Keighley has a long time of expertise in motor retail, together with working his personal used automotive gross sales enterprise and in senior roles with franchised sellers together with Benfield Motor Group, Colebrook & Burgess and JCT600.

Redgate stated his appointment is a step within the firm’s plans to broaden its operations, which at present encompass two dealerships at Shiremoor and North Shields and a bodyshop at North Shields.

Based in 2010 by managing director Scott Sibley, Redgate Lodge is a family-run small supplier group which has received unbiased awards.

Sibley (proper within the image) stated: “We’re very happy to have secured somebody of Paul’s calibre for our new operations director place. We’re a household enterprise with household values and thrilling plans for the longer term.

“Paul’s industry-wide expertise and success working in senior roles throughout the motor commerce will likely be invaluable to everybody working within the Redgate group and we’re all delighted he’s becoming a member of our enterprise.”

Redgate’s major web site at Shiremoor retails automobiles valued between £10,000 and £70,000, whereas the North Shields web site, branded Redgate Lodge Choose, affords decrease worth used automobiles.

Keighley stated: “The minute I met Scott and the administration group at Redgate, it was clear there was an thrilling alternative for me to affix a family-run enterprise with a very good observe document within the motor {industry} that additionally has bold development plans for the longer term. 

“There’s a enormous quantity of alternative for me to use my industry-wide expertise and information and to assist develop the group and construct on their success thus far.”

Just lately Redgate Lodge Motor Group, offered a cheque for over £12,000 to grass roots sport charity Sport Newcastle. The cash was raised adopted a profitable golf day in assist of the charity which was supported by motor {industry} suppliers, producers and clients of Redgate Lodge.

The cash raised will go on to sports activities folks and golf equipment within the North East. Sport Newcastle is a registered charity supporting grassroots sport and has offered greater than £2.5 million in monetary grants spanning 1 / 4 of a century to younger expertise, sports activities golf equipment and occasions.

Former Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European triple soar champion, and Sport Newcastle Patron, Jonathan Edwards CBE took half within the occasion taking part in for the Redgate Lodge group.

The golf day was attended by a variety of companies from the motor commerce and native companies together with, BCA, Manheim Auctions together with Euro Automotive elements, Bosch UK, a number of main finance and car funding companions plus many common and new faces who travelled from so far as Glasgow, Yorkshire and the Midlands.

The winners of the golf day had been Auto Defend warranties with Lee Myers as their captain. The winner of the closest the pin competitors was Adam Findlay from Davison’s Options and the longest drive winner was Scott Palmer from Lookers Nissan.

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