Lookers PLC’s Northern Eire automotive retail division, Charles Hurst Group, has appointed Jeff McCartney as its new group operations director.

McCartney joined the PLC-owned operation’s tyre division 33 years in the past and can assume his new posting with instant impact having labored his approach by way of a wide range of roles, making the transfer from a place as gross sales operations director.

One in all Northern Eire’s largest employers and traders, the Charles Hurst Group has 900 staff throughout eight websites.

McCartney, who has already held the position of group operations director on an interim foundation for a 12 months, mentioned: “It’s a large privilege to be afforded the chance to steer the corporate of which I’ve been an integral half for over thirty years.

“I’m wanting ahead to each the challenges and alternatives we’ll inevitably face and the achievements that can undoubtedly comply with what would be the fruits of a lifetime’s endeavour.

“I need to take this chance to thank our unbelievable colleagues and companions for at all times going above and past in persevering with to ship an distinctive service always, notably all through the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Lookers chief working officer, Duncan McPhee, mentioned: “As somebody who lives and breathes the Charles Hurst imaginative and prescient and values, with greater than three many years embedded in each facet of the enterprise, Jeff is the right chief for the following part of our journey.

“We’re delighted to announce his appointment at this time as an extra signal of our ambition to proceed to ship an distinctive product and repair to our clients.”

Based in 1911, Charles Hurst’s headquarters are positioned on a 30-acre web site in Belfast, making it the biggest automotive retail park in Europe.

The group now represents 22 automotive manufacturers throughout eight websites.