NIGEL Woodward has been appointed managing director at world-renowned classic car restorers Classic Motor Cars.
He arrives with an impressive track record in the classic car industry, having been instrumental in the creation and development of Aston Martin and Jaguar Land Rover’s heritage divisions.
Peter Neumark, chairman of the Employee Ownership Trust that runs Classic Motor Cars (CMC), said: ‘This is an important appointment that will put CMC on the next leg of its journey. We are delighted that Nigel has decided to join us and take the company forward. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise to CMC.’
Woodward, who has a 30-year career in the prestige sector of the motoring industry, is best known for having developed the heritage operations at Aston Martin Works Service, which he took over in 2010 and turned from a comparatively minor part of the works total offering to its largest single department. During that time, he developed a ‘flying spanner’ service to cater for overseas customers and ship cars in from around the world.
‘For me, this is the culmination of a career in the classic and specialist car industry and a dream come true,’ he said. ‘Following on from my years spent running Aston Martin’s heritage operation at Newport Pagnell, and more recently playing a role in helping set up Jaguar Land Rover’s Classic Works facility, this is a natural progression.
‘The opportunity to bring my experience to bear on a truly world-class business like CMC is a true privilege and a challenge that I have been looking forward to immensely.’
While at Jaguar Land Rover Classic, Woodward was involved in the lay-out and building of the 144,000 sq ft premises and, once it was completed, amalgamating the Browns Lane, Solihull and Warwick classic operations into one business: JLR Classic Works. Additionally, he took over the maintenance team responsible for the company’s collection of more than 500 classic vehicles of all makes.
Main image: Nigel Woodward, right, and Peter Neumark
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