03 Mar 2022 Tom Marley Appointed as Aston Barclay Group CEO
Aston Barclay Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Marley as Group CEO. Previously Marley was the Managing Director of the Car Buying Group, the C2B digital business acquired by Aston Barclay in 2018.
Greg MacLeod, Executive Chairman for Aston Barclay, said: “Tom is a natural choice for this overall Group leadership role having done an outstanding job leading our TCBG business over the last four years since its acquisition. He is now ready to take on much wider responsibilities as the Group embarks on its exciting next growth phase post Covid-19.”
Marley said: “I am delighted to be taking this role and leading the Aston Barclay Group into its next phase of growth. The Aston Barclay Group is known for implementing new and innovative ways of working, not only with the tools and technology it employs, but also with commercial deals with customers allowing it to stand out from the crowd. With the recent changes in the marketplace, we are seeing other dealers coming to us as they become concerned about potential conflicts of interest, allowing us to stand alone as a truly independent vehicle remarketing partner.”
Marley went on to say: “I’m excited to be leading the Group, which has successfully navigated its way through the last two years. During that time, we have invested heavily in improving the business, with new hires, learning and development for our colleagues and new products and improved processes. Together with the existing management team which includes Martin Potter, Managing Director – Customer, Justin Lane, Chief Operating Officer, and James Branton, Director of The Car Buying Group, we now all plan to build on these successes to catapult the group to higher growth, a more integrated offering for our customers and higher profitability.”
Commenting further, MacLeod said: “We have big targets to ramp up the volume of vehicles Aston Barclay remarkets this year. Tom and the team are very focussed on winning new business, and with the strong flexibility provided by our omni-channel approach that is underpinned by well-located physical infrastructure and a strong tech offering, servicing all our current and future customers’ needs is straightforward. The Car Buying Group has even bigger growth targets, and is adopting new strategies in winning new work, with a recent deal to purchase vehicles from an online dealer, utilising its trusted brand status in the used car world.”