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Vertu Motors PLC
02 January 2024

2 January 2024

Vertu Motors plc ("Vertu" or the "Group")


Directorate Change


Appointment of David Gillard as independent Non-Executive Director


Vertu Motors plc, the automotive retailer with a network of 192 sales outlets across the UK, is pleased to announce that, with effect from 2 January 2024, David James Gillard has joined the Board as an independent non-executive director.  


David is currently a Non-Executive Director and the Chair of Audit Committee at Bradford and Sons Limited, a builders' merchant, and was previously the Group Finance Director and Deputy to the Managing Partner at DAC Beachcroft LLP, the international law firm.  Earlier, David held a variety of senior finance positions in a number of organisations, operating across several sectors, in the U.K. and overseas.

David will sit as a member of the audit committee, nominations committee and remuneration committee. 

Andy Goss, Chairman of Vertu, said:

"We are extremely pleased to welcome David to the Vertu Board.  He will further add to the Group's significant financial expertise as his experience across a number of sectors and functions have given him a strong grounding across various aspects of financial governance.  I very much look forward to working with him."


David Gillard, incoming independent Non-executive Director, said:

"I am delighted to be joining the Board at Vertu, with its impressive range and depth of experience, at this exciting time for the Group and the sector in which it operates."


The following Information on David James Gillard (aged 61) is provided in accordance with AIM Rule 17 and Schedule Two (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.


Current Directorships/Partnerships


Bradford and Sons Limited


Past Directorships/Partnerships in the last 5 years


DAC Beachcroft Services Limited - resigned 31 October 2021

DAC Beachcroft LLC (United States) - resigned 10 January 2021

DAC Beachcroft SLPU (Spain) - resigned 31 October 2019


David holds no shares in Vertu.


Save for the information above, there are no further disclosures to be made pursuant to Schedule Two (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies in respect of the appointment of David Gillard.


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Vertu Motors plc


Tel: +44 (0) 191 491 2121

Robert Forrester, CEO

Karen Anderson, CFO

Phil Clark, Investor Relations

Zeus (Nominated Adviser and Broker)

Tel: +44 (0) 203 829 5000

Jamie Peel

Andrew Jones

Dominic King



Tel: +44 (0) 203 757 4983

Billy Clegg

Tom Huddart

Notes to Editors


Vertu Motors is the fourth largest automotive retailer in the UK with a network of 192 sales outlets across the UK. Its dealerships operate predominantly under the Bristol Street Motors, Vertu and Macklin Motors brand names.

Vertu Motors was established in November 2006 with the strategy to consolidate the UK motor retail sector.  It is intended that the Group will continue to acquire motor retail operations to grow a scaled dealership group.  The Group's acquisition strategy is supplemented by a focused organic growth strategy to drive operational efficiencies through its national dealership network. The Group currently operates 188 franchised sales outlets and 4 non-franchised sales operations from 145 locations across the UK.

Vertu's Mission Statement is to "deliver an outstanding customer motoring experience through honesty and trust".

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