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Group Tyre Wholesale Ltd Announces Stephen Childs as Managing Director

Group Tyre Wholesale Limited (GTW) whose Head Office is based in Lester Road, Aylesbury, Bucks. is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Childs as its Managing Director (Elect), effective from July 1st 2024. Gary Oliver, GTW’s current Managing Director and Group Tyre UK’s (GT UK) elected Chairman, is planning retirement from GTW at the end of 2024 after serving  the tyre industry in various capacities for 54 years. It is the intention that Stephen will take full control of GTW from January 2025, whilst Gary will continue to offer his services to GT UK, should his elected position be extended at December 2024’s Annual General Meeting.

Stephen Childs brings 25 years of experience within the tyre industry and has a proven track record of achievements and accomplishments having previously worked for UK and European tyre wholesalers and manufacturers alike.  Stephen recently served as European Operations Director for GiTi Tire Holdings as well as a 20 year plus period at ETEL/Stapletons, where he served in various roles; Purchasing, Operations, Marketing and Sales, establishing several private brands as well as assuring profitability across the Group.

Gary Oliver enthused, “We are thrilled to welcome Stephen Childs back to the UK to lead Group Tyre Wholesale Ltd into a new era. We are certain that Stephen’s expertise and leadership skills, alongside his outstanding knowledge of our industry, will be invaluable as we continue to grow as a regional wholesaler and a key member within Group Tyre UK Ltd.”

Stephen Childs added, “Gary has done a fantastic job at Group Tyre Wholesale Ltd since his appointment in 2011. I am honoured to join GTW as the Managing Director (Elect) whilst I look forward to working with Gary and his talented team for the remainder of 2024 and beyond. I hope to continue to elevate GTW beyond what it is today; a regional wholesaler who can be trusted to deliver great brands at great prices alongside unparalleled industry service commitments.  I look forward to working at GTW, and as a member of Group Tyre UK Ltd, offer unrivalled “National Strength, whilst we continue to deliver best Local Service”.

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