Jason Cranswick has been named MD of Norton Way Motors. The role is in addition to his COO position at parent company Marubeni Auto Investment UK.

Companies House data shows Cranswick was appointed on 17 October 2022, but only announced the position last week.

Existing MD David Grainger has now retired after running the business since the late 1980s. He sold the business in full to Marubeni in 2008.

Speaking to Auto Retail Agenda, Jason said he has been working alongside David since late summer, ahead of taking over the MD role. “I’m looking forward to growing the group further. We now have a fantastic opportunity to bring harmony and synergies across the wider group.”

Marubeni also recently bought used car supermarket group HPL Motors, for an undisclosed sum. Founder Jonathan Herman will remain as MD and retains a minority shareholding.