Sky's the limit for dynamic duo at Brayley Honda

Having bucked the trend for high staff attrition in the UK retail motor industry with a staff turnover rate of just 10%, Hertfordshire franchised dealer group, Brayley Honda, is celebrating the promotion of two shining stars.
Mark Corr and Donna Nash promoted at Brayley Honda
Mark Corr and Donna Nash promoted at Brayley Honda
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June 21, 2011 - PRLog -- The team of 130 staff at Brayley Honda Group have clocked up more than 700 years of service between them and in just ten years since joining the motor trade as a site boy, 28 year-old Mark Corr has progressed from mowing lawns at Brayley Honda to becoming the company’s first Sales Director, as well as being one of the youngest in the industry.

Corr’s promotion means he is now responsible for new and used car sales totalling more than £20 million at the company’s four dealerships in Enfield, Grays, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans. He also leads the Group’s all makes prestige used car operation, Junction 25 Car Sales, launched in 2010.

Commenting on his promotion, Mark Corr, Sales Director, Brayley Honda Group, said:

“I consider myself very fortunate to work for such a forward looking business that enables me to think on my feet and show my ability to the maximum.  Over the last ten years, I’ve developed my skills significantly and am hungry for new opportunities to develop Brayley Group further. It’s a far cry from my days of mowing lawns but it taught me a lot about presentation and attention to detail.”

Supporting Corr in developing the Group’s performance from the Enfield dealership is 38 year old Donna Nash, who has been promoted to the role of Assistant Sales Manager, with responsibility for both sales and car finance.

Nash joined Brayley Honda in 2008 as a Sales Executive. In less than two years, she became the company’s first female Business Manager and one of only a minority of women to hold this position in the retail motor industry, all of whom are accredited by the Financial Services Authority.

Commenting on her new role, Nash said:

“I’ve always enjoyed helping customers choose a car that’s right for them and my new role will facilitate a seamless process for the customer from enquiry to delivery. I think for many people, it will be a refreshing change to deal with a woman when it comes to the finance as well as the sale.”

Paul Brayley, Managing Director, Brayley Honda, who has been shortlisted for UK Dealer Principal of the Year at next month's Motor Trader Magazine Awards, said:

“A business is only as good as the people it employs and Mark and Donna have both proven they have the talent and dedication to take Brayley Honda forward.  Our business is about empowering people to do the best they can for our customers as well as for their own professional development and this formula has enabled us to navigate the choppy economic waters over the past few years and look to new horizons with confidence.”      
Notes to Editors:
Established in 2003, Brayley Honda operates four franchised Honda dealerships in Enfield, Grays, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans, employing over 130 staff. The group is owned by Paul Brayley, Managing Director. As part of its commitment to promoting the automotive sector as a desirable career choice for young people, Brayley Honda employs apprentices at all its sites and offers work experience opportunities in response to requests from local schools.

Brayley Honda’s Enfield dealership was runner-up at the Automotive Management Magazine Awards for Dealership of the Year 2011 and has been shortlisted for Most Improved Dealership in the 2011 Motor Trader Magazine Awards. More than 5,000 car retail businesses were eligible to enter.

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