Thurlow Nunn Limited part of the Thurlow Nunn Group of Companies have appointed Will Tew as Managing Director.
Will succeeds James Thurlow who has taken a Non-Executive Chairman role for the Thurlow Nunn Group of Companies in addition to his role as Managing Director at the Group’s Agricultural Division, Thurlow Nunn Standen (also known as TNS). Will, already a Director of Thurlow Nunn (Holdings) joined the business 4 years ago and represents the 6th generation of the family to be involved in the business.
In making the announcement James commented, “Will has demonstrated his passion for the business and for continuous improvement, he has gained the respect of his colleagues and made a valuable contribution to the improved performance of Thurlow Nunn.”
The Group also recognises the contribution of Philip Addinall who will retire from his role as Group Finance Director in May 2021. Philip has been with the Company since 2008 and during this time he has made a significant impact on the Group, controlling finances and being involved with the Group’s many acquisitions and new developments.
Philip will be succeeded by Ashleigh Lewis who will join the Thurlow Nunn Group as Chief Financial Officer 1st March 2021.
Ashleigh leaves a 20-year career with Moto Hospitality where her most recent position was Finance Director having also held commercial roles.
On making the announcement James Thurlow remarked, “We were impressed by Ashleigh’s open communication skills, her finance and commercial background and her valuable experience in retail.”
Will is already planning the creation of new roles within the Vehicle Division to support the rapid investment into digitalisation. Most notably advertising a digital sales graduate programme through which he hopes to attract new entrants into the industry.
He commented, “In the past 12 months we have seen some significant changes in Automotive Retailing with the accelerated onset of digital activities. Thurlow Nunn intends to ensure that they provide the best omnichannel customer experience from it’s 11 franchised locations, and 2 non-franchised.”
The Group Board see these as positive changes and they will ensure that the Vehicle and other Operating Divisions meet the challenges of the ever-changing customer expectation and purchasing trends.