Originally founded as Meridian Motor Group with 3 Toyota Centres, with a Passion to Please Mark has successfully and carefully invested in the group since it began in 2003, taking Vantage to 25 dealerships and 8 franchises including; Toyota, Hyundai, Lexus, Kia, Honda, Citroën, ŠKODA and Mazda. Mark has a wealth of experience in the Motor Industry with major PLCs. It is this knowledge and drive to succeed that has allowed Mark to build Vantage into a group that has been profitable since its beginning and now employs over 400 team members across the North of England and the Midlands. In 2014, Mark was recognised for his strategic thinking and was named CEO of the Year at the Motor Trader Industry Awards.
Mark leads Vantage by building strong relationships with our manufacturer partners and sits on a number of national committees to help the brands we represent better understand what our customers need and want.
"As Managing Director, my role is to oversee all of our Vantage Centres and to make sure all our teams are focused on delivering the results that are best for our customers, best for our team members and best for our business. I am driven by continuing to improve our offerings and service to our customers and my aim is to continue to inspire this innovation and fresh thinking across all of the group."
"I'd like to personally thank all of our customers over the years, many of whom have been returning to us year after year, and I look forward to being able to see some of you on my visits to your local Vantage Centre soon."
As you have probably established, Mark is passionate about all things to do with motoring and even with all our Centres he finds the time to pursue his love of Motorsport. As a Harrogate resident, Mark also likes to give back and is heavily involved in the community including a number of local charities and organisations.
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