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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

New branch and IT management appointed across the Autosupplies Group

Date: Friday 09 September 2022

Leading motor factor the Autosupplies Group has made three new managerial appointments across the company, with two new branch managers at Butlers Automotive and Leisureways of Rotherham, and a new group-wide IT manager.

Autosupplies Group has appointed Kris Dunlop as its new IT manager, Tom Clarke as branch manager at Leisureways of Rotherham, and Ben Clarke as branch manager at Butlers Automotive in Barnsley.

Tom Clarke is promoted to the role of branch manager at Leisureways following eight years within the Autosupplies Group since leaving school, working across both Autosupplies in Chesterfield and Butlers Automotive. Clarke plans to further build on the company's retail and trade potential, offering new brands and products as the site sees footfall and customer numbers increase.

Tom Clarke said:

“We're attracting new people into the industry through being progressive in our approach to customer service and supporting customers with high stock availability. This has been at the forefront of the group's ambitions, and I'm delighted to take it further as we expand throughout Rotherham and the surrounding area."

Ben Clarke has been a member of the Autosupplies Group team since leaving school, having worked at Autosupplies Chesterfield before joining Butlers Automotive four years ago. With his new appointment as branch manager at the Barnsley motor factor he will be responsible for developing new brand relationships and showcasing globally recognised suppliers to customers.

Ben Clarke said:

“I’m delighted to lead the phenomenal team at Butlers Automotive and continue to serve our customers across both trade and retail. I’ve made a home here and amid my passion for the automotive aftermarket industry I’ll be continuing to advocate for safeguarding the annual MOT, and promoting paint and refinish to all our customers.”

Kris Dunlop has had eight successful years within the Autosupplies Group and in his new role as IT manager will oversee implementation of pricing across the business as the market experiences volatility in the face of economic challenges.

Dunlop has put systems in place to align all three Autosupplies branches on product stock, pricing and offers.

Dunlop said:

"Systems are so important for the day-to-day running of a successful motor factor – they make the delivery of good customer service seamless. In recent years, I've been working to support customers with online ordering from us, something which looks set to grow in the coming months and years."

David Clarke, managing director of the Autosupplies Group, said:

“I’m delighted to promote Tom, Ben, and Kris to their new positions as recognition for the hard work they put in every day to help drive the Autosupplies Group forward, and the service they offer our customers. The company’s ongoing success is testament to their dedicated work ethic and it’s great to reward their efforts with these new appointments.”