The Parts Alliance has announced a restructuring and senior appointments in the HgCapital-owned sections of the business to position the group for further growth.
The developments have been outlined by Peter Sephton who joined the PA as Group CEO of the four HgCapital-owned businesses of Allparts, CES, GMF and SC Motor Factors in August last year.
He has moved the four companies into two regional alliances in a bid to speed up decision-making and allow for the sharing of best practice. Sephton also wants to accelerate growth, develop staff training, open new branches and invest more in customer service with the restructuring.
Allparts and SCMF create an Eastern Alliance, headed by Allparts’ Mark Darvill as Managing Director, while CES and GMF create a Western Alliance led by Steve McCann of CES.
Sephton said: “This is a genuinely exciting time for the two new Alliances, our four brands, our employees and our customers.
“It will also provide outstanding opportunities for the personal growth of our colleagues as we connect our people and give added focus to best practice – a cornerstone of our strategy of local strength and a unified operating model.”
SCMF Managing Director Jeremy Stopher and GMF founder Charles Jonathan will help in the transition to Darvill and McCann before stepping back into consultative roles with the business.
A new appointment has also been made in Dan Williams who joins the group as Commercial Director in February. Currently Category Director with Saint Gobain, Williams will invest in the alignment of category management, pricing and procurement across the four businesses.