TOP UK motor group Lookers PLC has appointed Ashton man Danny Bishop to take on a newly created position as Head of Learning and Development
This new senior role is focused on shaping the professional development and careers of all the company’s staff.
An accomplished leader in learning, development and internal transformation, Danny will lead the company’s focus on people development and learning and in the creation of a new professional development academy to promote and nurture talent, skills and capability at all levels.
Reporting to Chief People Officer Chris Whitaker, his role will assist in ensuring all employees have a clear development pathway to support personal and corporate growth, creating new opportunities.
Danny is an accomplished leader in learning and development practice, with more than two decades of experience in senior corporate roles, including Bupa and Cooperative Banking Group in the UK.
He said: “I’m thrilled to be joining Lookers at such an exciting time.
“The senior team is firmly engaged and fully focused on its people and in creating a great place to work and I’m really proud to be part of that.”
Mr Whitaker added: “As a future-focused, ambitious company, we know our people are key to our success and ensuring they can be their best in a supportive, friendly and team-oriented working environment is our top priority.
“Danny joins Lookers with the experience, expertise and the know-how we need to help drive new growth and development in this important area and I’m delighted to welcome him to our team.”
One the UK and Ireland’s largest and most successful automotive groups, specialising in the sale of new and used cars, vans and aftersales, Lookers operates more than 150 franchised dealers representing 32 manufacturers in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.