Chapelhouse Motor Group Appoints New Director

Chapelhouse Motor Co Ltd has appointed Phil Clay as the new Managing Director, effective from the 1st of January 2023. 

This follows the recent announcement that Nick Coen is to step down from his role as Managing Director.

Phil, who joined Chapelhouse in 2015 as Group Aftersales Manager was invited to join the board in 2017 as Aftersales Director, before becoming Group Operations Director in 2019. Phil boasts more than 24 years in the Motor Trade, having held senior roles previously. Phil has a strong ambition to deliver sustainable growth and improvements in the already successful business.

Having already experienced a successful financial year despite the ongoing challenges following the COVID -19 pandemic, Chapelhouse is ready to begin a new chapter in its evolution with Phil at the helm. 

Phil commented: "I'm absolutely delighted and honoured to take the role as Managing Director, and want to take this opportunity to thank the teams at Chapelhouse for their ongoing hard work and commitment. As we move into 2023, we will face many ongoing challenges, but we will continue to move the business forward, and of course, put the customer at the heart of everything we do."

Chapelhouse have already made great improvements this year with increased holiday entitlement to promote a better work-life balance and a cost of living support payment paid to staff to help with increased living costs. Charitable donations were maintained throughout the year including sizable donations to the Ukraine appeal. Chapelhouse has also introduced a holiday apartment allowing staff to spend a week with their family or friends free of charge in the beautiful Cala D'or, Majorca.

Chapelhouse represents Kia (3), Suzuki (8) and MG (4) at its network of franchised retail operations throughout the North West, and has approved aftersales franchises with Fiat, Vauxhall, Citroen and Peugeot. This year they have also opened the doors to a new Suzuki dealership in Blackpool. 

2023 is going to bring lots of external challenges as we continue to battle the aftermath of Covid, rising interest rates, and cost of living increases, however, Chapelhouse will be striving to make more improvements to staff benefits to support them in these difficult times and reward them for their hard work and loyalty.