Kimberley – The Caravan & Motorhome People has continued its expansion, after appointing four experienced industry professionals.

The first of the new appointments will see Gary O’Brien join as the general manager of the brand’s Darlington branch. Previously the national sales manager at Swift Group, O’Brien has 35 years experience within the leisure industry.

Two men shaking hands in front of a caravan

Chris Lowe (left) and Gary O’Brien (right) 

John Ivell is also joining as operations manager. He will be working alongside Andrew Brown – the new sales manager – at Kimberley’s Chesterfield site, which is anticipated to open later this year. In the meantime, both Ivell and Brown are based at the dealer’s Nottinghamshire site, alongside the new workshop and aftercare development manager Richard Weston. 

Ivell has previously worked at a number of companies within the industry, ranging from Lowdham Leisureworld to Marquis. Brown has 29 years of experience in the motorhome industry, during which time he has run the sales departments for different dealers. 

Three men posing in front of a motorhome

Andrew Brown (left), Richard Weston (centre) and John Ivell (right)

Weston previously spent 21 years at Brownhills Motorhomes, and is being tasked with ensuring customers and their vehicles receive “equal levels of care and consideration throughout both the purchasing and after sales process”.

Chris Lowe, director at Kimberley Caravans, added: “We’re delighted that Gary, John, Andrew and Richard have all joined us recently as we continue to meet the demand for caravans and motorhomes across the UK. As individuals, their credentials speak for themselves, so we’re confident that our upcoming expansion in the midlands will only be bolstered by their arrival.”

“With our new Chesterfield site awaiting planning permission and our exclusive 2022 model range due to release in the coming months, we are set to get busier still before the new year period gives us an opportunity to have a much-deserved break.”

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