Regional Manager - JGA South West / JGA South Wales
Andy joined JGA in 2009 and manages an area with his team from Shropshire down through Hereford & Worcester, Gloucester, Swindon, South Wales, Bristol, Somerset and Devon to the tip of Cornwall.
He has been in the Motor industry all of his working life, starting work as an Apprentice Mechanic in a Franchised Car Dealership over 30 years ago after leaving school. He progressed through Service, Parts and Management moving from Aftersales to Sales and became a General Sales Manager in a multi-franchised dealership in the first half of his career. This means that Andy has in effect worked in every major position within a franchised car dealership in his time, he always states that the Service Advisor role is amongst the toughest of them all!
Andy then progressed into the corporate leasing side of the Motor Industry working for Motability in a regional then national role, General Motors as a Strategic Account Manager and then a major UK training and consultancy business working for a number of the Motor Manufacturers training franchised dealership staff from new starters through to General Managers. This involved developing training and consultancy programmes before roll out to the dealer network and delivering them nationally representing the various manufacturers involved.
Before joining JGA Andy worked for an IT/Motor Industry hybrid company called Autoquake as Sales Director, this business sold ex-lease vehicles online directly to the public, starting in a small way selling around 40 vehicles a month they grew the business with venture capital backing to around 1000 vehicles per month within 2 years.