UHY add to automotive team with addition of ex-dealer Lee Collins FIMI

Publications that covered this story include: Car Dealer Magazine, 2 April and AM-online, 2 April.

We are delighted to announce the addition of Lee Collins FIMI to our automotive sector team in Manchester. With a growing national sector team, Collins will add significant experience & expertise to the Manchester office offering, joining up with David Kendrick, Paul Daly and Matthew Hodgson.

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From right to left – Paul Daly, Mike Wasinski, Matthew Hodgson, David Kendrick and Lee Collins.

Collins has a successful background in the automotive retail market with over 25 years’ experience. Initially working in the Prestons Group, Collins worked his way up to Managing Director and successfully completed an MBO of the Hillendale

Land Rover business in 2006. In 2013 he acquired Jaguar Bolton and within 11 weeks had moved the customer service ranking from 95th to 1st nationally.  He also created and ran his own marketing company, Imagered, between 2000 and 2014 and has considerable marketing experience. He subsequently sold the group to Vertu in a multi-million pound deal in 2014.

Collins joins UHY as Director of Management Consultancy. Using his diverse experience as a retailer and also 8 years’ experience as Regional JLR Dealer Cabinet Chairman and JLR UK Cabinet Member, he will focus on assisting dealers with customer service, enquiry management, best practice, sales performance and profitability.

Lee Collins, Director at UHY Hacker Young said:

“I am delighted to have joined UHY Hacker Young and I’m excited about the prospect of working with this highly respected and experienced team in Manchester. My focus will be adding value to the existing client base as well as working with both dealers and manufacturers to assist with improved profitability, customer experience and best practice.”

David Kendrick, Partner at UHY Hacker Young said:

“After joining UHY Hacker Young 12 months ago we have been flattered by the response, support and interest from the industry. Lee joining the team gives us a completely new skill set which we believe will enhance our service offering to both dealers and manufacturers.”

Mike Wasinski, Managing Partner at UHY Hacker Young said:

“The appointment of Lee takes us from an essentially accounts based offering to a much broader spectrum of advice. With his vast range of experience and skills, we believe this will bring a valuable new service line to the practice.”