Formula One Autocentres’ Jon Butcher Becomes Managing Director

Formula One Autocentres have recently announced Jon Butcher as their new Managing Director for the company.

Jon is a well-respected, long-standing employee of Formula One Autocentres having started as a tyre technician at their second depot in Rayleigh in 1987. Jon quickly climbed up the ranks to become Assistant Manager, then Manager, Area Manager and General Manager before joining the board as Sales Director in 2005.

When asked about Formula One Autocentre’s new change to management, CEO Leon Glencross said: “Jon’s been with us over 30 years and he carries a wealth of experience that has been key to helping the business get to where it is today, so he’s the perfect candidate for taking up the role of Managing Director.”

With Jon as Managing Director, Formula One Autocentres will carry out various plans to continue driving the business forward. They have announced substantial investment in training, specifically for hybrid cars and emerging new technologies, plus continued investment in new equipment to ensure their state-of-the-art centres remain competitive with high quality products and services. The company also plan to promote new products and services on their website, whilst continuing to offer the best choice and value to their customers through their Price Promise guarantee.

Another important objective for the company is to ensure that all customers have a good experience, both on and offline, which means a continued high level of customer care is a key focus for Jon.

Speaking about his latest promotion, Jon Butcher said: “This is an exciting opportunity for me, and an exciting time for the company. I look forward to driving through some ambitious plans for the company over the coming months and years, whilst retaining our core values as a family owned business. We have a great team here and I’m confident that we can all continue making strong progress together.”

Alongside this, Jon confirmed that momentum will continue to gather with their dynamic national expansion programme, with more new sites planned to open through 2020 and beyond. The company, which is one of the UK’s largest independently owned automotive chains, currently operates 120 centres nationwide and has plans to expand to over 250 sites in the future.