Chorley Group Chairman and Founder
Chorley Group was founded from Andrew's home in 1989 trading as the Bugle Inn Motor Co. However, his sights were firmly set on developing a reliable brand of family business, devoted to serving the north-west with well priced cars and a service to be trusted. This was quickly evident when the first Chorley Group Nissan showroom opened and became the largest volume Nissan dealer in Europe.
Since, then the group has gone from strength to strength, acquiring sites in multiple north-west locations and developing a family business that is trusted and respected throughout the country.
Chorley Group Managing Director
Pauline started with the business in 1988 and has operated in many roles, ranging from sales executive, business manager, sales manager and sales director. Pauline currently holds the position of Managing Director and has been a pivotal part of the company’s growth. Being Andrew's sister Pauline also inherited the business genes and quickly became an established and well respected voice in the UK motor industry.
2015 saw a change in the board of Directors with Pauline being promoted to the role of Managing Director. Pauline has constant day-to-day interaction with both sales and aftersales functions across the whole group.
Chorley Group Finance Director
Hilary started with Chorley Group in 1993 and has been at the helm of the organisations purse strings ever since. Graduating from Sheffield University in 1982, after reading Accountancy, Economics and Financial Management, Hilary cut her teeth in the accounts world at Waterworth, Rudd and Hey in Blackburn where she gained her chartership.
Hilary has helped to steer the organisation through some turbulent economic climates which the group has come through in a strong position.
Chorley Group Sales Director
Since graduating with a Masters in Financial Management in 2010 Adam began working in the family organisation full time, taking on the role of Group Business Development Manager. Adam has always been involved in the business spending his childhood growing up in the showrooms with his parents. Being Andrews’ son the motor trade is in his blood and Adam strives to continue to develop and grow the Chorley Group as the north-west’s most reliable family brand.
In April 2014 Adam took his place upon the board of directors working in the role of Group Business Development Director.
2015 saw a change in roles on the board which resulted in Adam taking the step up into the role of Sales Director - overseeing the group sales strategy and operations for the group.
Chorley Group Executive Legal Director
Stacey was appointed to the Board of Chorley Group in April 2015 and assumed the role of Group HR & Legal Director.
Stacey’s initial brief within the group was to build and develop a lasting HR/Employment infrastructure for the group - With this work being successfully completed in late 2017. The HR/Employment team of Chorley Group now leads the way in ‘Best places to work for’ awards and has consistently delivered industry leading approaches to recruitment, training and retention.
In early 2018 Stacey then went on to found leading Lancashire based law firm CG Professional and moved into an Executive Legal Director role within the Chorley Group – currently acting in an advisory capacity to all teams within Chorley Group.
Stacey and her CG Professional team provide a wealth of commercial and legal expertise to the Board which will enable the group to continue with their ambitious growth plans and be the employer of choice and leading family business within the North West.