Lancashire-based Bowker Motor Group has appointed Jonathan Rogan as the new head of business of the BMW and MINI centres on the Docks in Preston.
46-year-old Jonathan from St. Annes will be in charge of the day-to-day running of the Preston Bowker BMW and Bowker MINI Centres. Bowker Preston employs more than 150 people. It includes two automotive centres and the North West’s largest aftersales facility.
Jonathan has been in the motor trade for more than 30 years, joining Bowker in 2003. Before taking on his new role, Jonathan was Bowker Motor Group aftersales director for the seven-dealership motor group.
Jonathan Rogan said: “After more than 18 years with Bowker Motor Group, the head of business role at Preston presents an exciting new challenge. I already know the team really well and I continue to love every minute of working for this famous Lancashire family business.
“Everyone in UK automotive retail knows about Bowker. The company is renowned for developing great people, backed up with some of the biggest and best automotive brands in the world. I’m looking forward to the next chapter of the story.”
Bowker Motor Group recently restructured its sales management team to focus its award-winning customer experience across both Preston and Blackburn sites.
Continuing the theme of cross-site co-operation, Jonathan will retain control over aftersales for the group. Chris Eccles, head of business at Bowker Blackburn, will continue to oversee group sales.
Jonathan’s previous career highlights have included roles as a TVR race technician and working as service manager at the age of 22. The previous head of business at Preston, Tom Fox, is now centre principal at Porsche Centre Preston.