Michael Powles Limited, one of the country’s leading Bentley dealerships, has further strengthened its presence in the East Midlands with two senior appointments. Philip Beeson is the new general manager of the prestigious showroom on Watermead Business Park and Lincoln Thurman joins the team as sales manager.
Philip, who is married with three children, will be leading a team of over 30 Bentley specialists, as well as managing the legendary marque’s largest showroom in Europe.
He has held a range of senior positions with some of the region’s leading prestige automotive dealerships during the last 20 years.
"Representing Bentley is something I’ve aspired to do for many years. And as I am also a genuine motoring enthusiast, coming into this magnificent dealership each morning and working with unique cars like the Continental Flying Spur and the Azure is a real pleasure," said Philip.
New sales manager, Lincoln Thurman, brings extensive local experience to Michael Powles, having worked for a range of prestige brands in the Leicestershire area. The Coalville man now leads a seven-strong team of sales professionals and is looking forward to an exciting year ahead.
"This is a great time to be working both for Michael Powles and for Bentley. The Continental GT and Continental Flying Spur appeal to a wide range of drivers new to Bentley, and I am particularly keen to continue that trend by highlighting our range of approved used cars as well as leading-edge products from Bentley Financial Services," Lincoln explained.
Richard Gordon, Bentley’s UK regional director said:
"Both Philip and Lincoln are able to offer a real wealth of professional expertise as well as a first-hand understanding of our customers’ needs in the East Midlands region. They are very strong additions to a dealership which already has an excellent reputation for high-levels of customer service as well as some of the best facilities in the UK."
Based on the Watermead Business Park in Syston (Leicester), Michael Powles has a state-of-the-art customer commissioning area, extensive aftersales facilities with specialist valeting department, and can offer a wide range of gifts and clothing through the Bentley Collection.
The 20 car showroom houses the full Bentley model range including the flagship Arnage, highly acclaimed Continental GT coupe as well as the Continental Flying Spur, the fastest production four-door car in the world.Published 27 January 2006