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Fix Auto UK has appointed Rob Pugh to head up its division of owned repair centres.  

Reporting directly into shareholders, the 25-year-old takes up the position of Head of Commercial for Fix Auto UK (Owned Sites) with immediate effect, overseeing the eight existing Fix Auto UK-owned sites and any new additions going forward.

Rob, a recipient of the Bodyshop Magazine 30 Under 30 Award in 2020 presented in recognition for his sterling work in supporting Fix Auto UK Franchise Partners particularly during the pandemic, was seconded into the management team tasked with running the owned sites division in March this year, primarily to assist Nigel Luffman as he battled ill health. Nigel lost his battle with cancer and sadly passed away over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Grace Weddell has stepped up to be the network’s Communications Manager, overseeing the area of the business previously managed by Rob.

Commenting on his new role, Rob said: “I’m delighted to be given an incredible opportunity. There is a huge amount of potential surrounding our existing centres and, with life getting back to some kind of normality, we are in a prime position to unlock that potential and continue our development programme initially instigated by Nigel.”

Ian Pugh, Managing Director of Fix Auto UK, said: “Rob has surpassed all expectations and really has stepped up to the mark and delivered on every task we’ve asked of him. He has brought a refreshing and exciting new outlook to business management and this appointment is a reflection of that.”

Caption: Rob Pugh, the newly appointed Head of Commercial for Fix Auto UK (Owned Sites).

Notes to Editors:
· Fix Auto UK is part of a global franchised network of more than 786 bodyshops.
· Fix Auto UK carries out more than 150,000 body repairs per year for leading motor insurance companies, fleets, and retail customers.
· Fix Auto UK, Lyndale House, Harcourt Way, Meridian Business Park, Leicester, LE19 1WL. Tel: 0116 3265401.
· Fix Auto UK’s Portfolio of wholly owned repair centres comprises Fix Auto Daventry, Fix Auto Colwyn Bay, Fix Auto Barnsley, Fix Auto Crawley, Fix Auto Paignton, Fix Auto Liverpool South and Fix Auto Castleford. The Network also holds a majority share in Fix Auto Goole.

Please Note: For further information please contact Mark Richards on 07774 861596. Email: mrichards@fixauto.co.uk