Wolverhampton Volkswagen, part of auto retailer Trust Group UK, has employed James Bertram as Brand Manager following the retirement of Paul Cooper. Originally from Scotland, Bertram began his motor trade career in 1996 at Skelly’s Motorstore in Motherwell. His time there culminated in overseeing the sale of the business to Arnold Clarke as Operations Manager.

A move south and a 10 year career at Carcraft was followed by two further managerial roles at Evans Halshaw and Peter Cox before the taking up the Brand Manager position at Wolverhampton Volkswagen.

Commenting on the appointment, Andrew Hockedy, managing director of Trust Group UK, said: “James is an ambitious and hardworking leader and we are confident that his enthusiasm and inspiration will drive the business to further success.”