Auto retailer Wessex Garages has appointed James Bicknell to the position of General Manager for its Gloucester Fiat, Kia and Nissan operations. Tasked with running the Mercia Road-located retailer’s servicing, sales and parts operations, Bicknell will be responsible for 32 staff. Previously a business manager for the Volkswagen brand before joining Wessex, Bicknell started his automotive retail career as a trainee sale executive.