North-East business, Colewood Automotive, has appointed Chris Higgins as the new Finance Director to help develop new business relationships and support the growth of the company.
Colewood Automotive has gone from strength to strength over the past twelve months and is delighted to announce the appointment of Chris within the company. Chris was appointed to the role in June and will work closely with the board to manage and control the companies within the group to ensure financial and regulatory requirements are fulfilled.
Chris’s career spans over 20 years and he brings a wealth of experience in finance for the automotive industry, including 12 years as Finance Director for Kwik-Fit Fleet.
When asked why he joined Colewood Automotive, Chris said, “I like the automotive industry and particularly the tyre sector and welcomed the opportunity to join a fast-growing, dynamic company”.
Chris originally started his career training as a Chartered Accountant in London, specialising in SMEs where he qualified and continued to work as a manager for several years. As part of the Executive Management team at Kwik-Fit Fleet, he helped oversee turnover growth from circa £100m to £240m between 2000 and 2012 and was also responsible for the introduction of the point of sale automated authorisation for fleet tyre transactions.
He is primarily a finance specialist, however also has expertise in designing and writing database reporting and control systems, integrating non-financial systems with financial and operational systems.
Aside from work, Chris enjoys sailing and boating whenever there is an opportunity and also enjoys walking his two dogs in the local area.
Colewood Automotive was originally founded in 2017 and has seen significant growth, expanding and building the portfolio of partners and seeing increased success for a multitude of automotive websites.
Travis Coleman, Group CEO, said “We are delighted to welcome Chris to Colewood Automotive and we are excited to see what his considerable experience in our sector can bring once it is focused on developing up our automotive offerings”
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