SIX people have been promoted in a shake-up to the senior management team at Snows Motor Group.

Dale Vaughan is promoted from general manager of Snows’ Toyota dealerships in Southampton, Waterlooville and Chichester to franchise manager for company-wide Toyota sales.

He has been with the Millbrook-headquartered business for more than 20 years, working with the Japanese manufacturer for the whole of that time. Under his leadership, Snows Toyota Southampton won the Toyota Presidents’ Club Award in 2020 and he was part of the team that saw Snows named Toyota Group of the Year in 2019.

Jon Oakley is promoted to franchise manager for Lexus Sales after being general manager of Snows’ Toyota and Lexus dealerships in Hedge End and its Toyota showroom in Sarisbury Green.

He had 18 years of automotive experience in the USA before joining Snopws as Lexus Used Car Manager 15 years ago.

Mike Maidment is promoted from franchise operations manager to franchise manager for Toyota and Lexus aftersales. He has been with Snows for more than 15 years.

Mark Toms becomes general manager of Snows’ Peugeot dealerships in Romsey and Southampton after three years as general manager at Volvo Southampton.

Nick Humphries becomes general manager of Snows Volvo Southampton, after being sales manager at the company’s Volvo dealership in Winchester.

Andrew Elliott moves from his role as sales manager at Snows Mazda Portsmouth to sales manager at Snows Volvo Southampton.

Alex Domone, Snows Motor Group chief operating officer, said: ‘‘I’d like to congratulate all six of these talented and hard-working managers on their promotions.

‘‘They all have fantastic track records of delivering great results for our business, and ensuring total satisfaction for our customers.

‘‘Snows are proud to provide active pathways for managers looking to grow within the business and this is supported through our talent management programme. I wish them every success in their new roles.’’

The company operates five approved service centres and 12 used car centres, as well as around 50 franchised dealerships representing brands including Toyota, Lexus, Peugeot and Vauxhall.

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