Michael Bell has been appointed Chief Executive Officer at Available Car Ltd. Michael has been involved in the family business in a variety of roles all his working life and brings a wealth of experience and innovation to drive the business forward.
Graham and Alison Bell, founders of Available Car Ltd, are delighted that their son, Michael, will be taking the reins.
Graham Bell, Chairman of Available Car Ltd said;
“Michael’s grandfather, Vernon Ford, started his car retail business exactly 60 years ago, and it’s incredibly important to both Alison and I that our family values and traditions continue as our business moves forward.”
“Michael’s appointment brings new ideas and a fresh approach to the business and we are confident that under Michael’s dynamic leadership, we are ready to face all challenges for the new digital age.”
“After 17 years leading the successful and transformative AvailableCar retail supermarket, Paul Arscott has departed to pursue personal and professional pursuits. We would like to take the opportunity to thank departing Operations Director Paul Arscott for his years of fine and valuable service in building the business to the heights it has achieved. We wish him all the very best in his future endeavours”
Alison Bell continued; “Michael’s appointment is part of our strategy to further develop our Senior Management Team, which ensures that Available Car Ltd are ideally positioned for the opportunities ahead, and to guarantee that we remain at the forefront of used car retail.”
As one of the largest and most successful used car supermarket groups, Available Car Ltd has grown rapidly over the last 17 years. Their first used car supermarket opened its doors in Castle Donington in 2002, followed by Sutton-in-Ashfield in 2007, then Cannock in 2012, and most recently, Leeds, West Yorkshire in January 2016.
Available Car Ltd is a family owned business offering customers a unique car buying experience in a relaxed environment.
Michael Bell said; “I have no doubt that our customer focussed approach and our investment in people are what have made Available Car the success it is today – I am confident that with our strong management team and great staff, the business will continue to go from strength to strength.”
Available Car Ltd believe it’s the people who are the key to success in any business, and every member of the AvailableCar Team will be instrumental in the continued growth of the company.