At John Clark Motor Group, we firmly believe in investing in our staff. Our team continues to grow with over 1,300 employees now driving our business forward.
When dealing with John Clark Motor Group you will find our staff have received high levels of training whether in-house or through manufacturer training programmes and continually strive to achieve Motor Industry Customer Service excellence.
Each and every department within the group plays a vital role. A varied workforce from Sales to Customer Service, Auto-Repairs to Marketing combine their knowledge and expertise to ensure your customer experience is exactly how you would like it.
Interested in joining the John Clark Motor Group team? Please visit our recruitment site to find out more about current opportunities available within the group.
John Clark OBE is Group Chairman of John Clark Motor Group which he founded back in 1976. John has a lifelong association with cars, his early motor trade experience was with manufacturers, dealers, distributors, and motorsport companies. His first dealership was Lothian Sports Cars in Edinburgh selling Lotus, Scimitar and Aston Martin vehicles. John’s early business results were achieved alongside a successful motorsports career as a BMW 323 driver. In later years he also raced successfully in the British Touring Car Championships as well as winning countless trophies in Historic Racing Championships.
Today, John oversees an ever expanding group including Audi, BMW, BMW Motorcycles, Jaguar, Land Rover, MINI, SEAT, ŠKODA, Volkswagen, Volvo, Volkswagen Commercials, Nissan, Renault, and Dacia across 37 sites which all form part of the John Clark Motor Group portfolio spread across the East of Scotland from Edinburgh through to Elgin in the north. John continues to be very involved, working hands-on, to deliver great service for all customers and providing advice to ensure the continued growth and success of the group. John was honoured in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours, being awarded an OBE.
Chris' passion for the motor industry started from an early age with an interest driven from a childhood surrounded by vehicles as a result of John Clark's longstanding involvement in the motor industry and Scottish motor racing community. Chris’ background inspired his application for a university placement at BMW.
Chris’ placement within BMW’s aftersales marketing team led to his ongoing employment with the brand where he worked for 10 years in a number of key management positions within sales, marketing, and customer service functions. Success in these roles led to Chris being employment as product manager for BMW’s 1 series and 7 series where he successfully oversaw high-profile product launches.Chris made the move from car manufacturer to car retailer in 2007 joining the John Clark Motor Group as Business Development Director, later moving to Group Managing Director. His previous experience allowed him to build close links with manufacturers helping grow the group’s portfolio from 8 to 13 brands and staff from 600 to 1,300. His responsibilities included: Implementation of the group’s growth strategy, management of all site developments and refurbishments, ownership of financial targets and responsibility for Sales, Human Resources, Training and Aftersales functions.
Alan is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Before joining the motor trade in 1991, he trained with and rose through the ranks to become a manager with a leading accountancy and audit firm.
His thirty years of motor trade experience covers a variety of accounting positions with two other dealer groups plus field management roles with two manufacturer franchises and then John Clark Motor Group.
Having initially joined us in 2006 as Group Finance Manager, Alan was promoted to become our Group Finance Director in 2013 as well as then group wide Company Secretary in 2016. His key duties include central treasury management of cash flow and vehicle funding facilities plus dealership performance reviews as well as property management and legal support services.
As the Franchise Director for our Pentland Jaguar and Land Rover businesses, Jonathan is ultimately responsible for the six Land Rover and two Jaguar businesses within our group, as well as the three Motorchoice locations.
A veteran of over 20 years in the motor industry working with brands such as BMW and starting his career journey as a sales executive. Jonathan continually progresses and drives our Pentland businesses, ensuring our colleagues are not only at the top of their game, and provide the highest level of customer service.
Since his arrival some 7 years ago, Jonathan has overseen the launch of our new 'arch concept' sites in Elgin, Dundee, Edinburgh East and Edinburgh West.
Paul is ultimately responsible for our three Volkswagen dealerships located in Aberdeen, Dunfermline, and Kirkcaldy along with our two TPS Centres in Aberdeen and Dundee. Paul is also responsible for our Clark Commercials van operations in Edinburgh and Aberdeen along with our two Volvo businesses located in Edinburgh and Dundee. Paul joined the John Clark Motor Group as a Brand Manager in 2006 and has been in the motor industry over 35 years, starting his journey as a trainee sales executive.
In 2015 Paul oversaw the re-development of the Kirkcaldy dealership to the latest Volkswagen Retailer Concept and in 2016 the Aberdeen re-development also took place. This ensures our customers have an extremely satisfying journey when buying and servicing their vehicles at any of our award winning dealerships.
Paul continually progresses Specialist Cars Volkswagen, ensuring that staff are not only at the top of their game, but also at the forefront of customer service, product development and that they are aware of any new technological developments and brand standards. This approach has consistently resulted in the John Clark Motor Group being recognised within the top three Volkswagen retailers in the UK.
Alan has been in the motor industry with a career spanning over 27 years starting his journey as a sales executive.
Alan joined the John Clark Motor Group as a Used Car Sales Manager with BMW Aberdeen and quickly worked his way through the ranks with brands such as BMW, Seat, Skoda and Audi.
In 2015 Alan oversaw the move of Aberdeen Audi to its new and prestigious home at Balmoral Business Park and the re-development of our sister Audi Centre in Dundee.
Alan has developed an outstanding relationship with his managers and the teams at both businesses and each centre offers a wealth of experience which lends itself to delivering the highest levels of customer satisfaction, something he is passionate about and is reflective of the brands that he oversees.
Al has been in the motor industry with a career spanning over 18 years starting his journey as a sales executive.
Al joined the John Clark Motor Group as Head of Business for Pentland Land Rover Newbridge, Edinburgh. In 2019, Al was appointed Franchise Director for the BMW, MINI and Motorrad Division. In 2020 the SEAT, Skoda and CUPRA businesses were added to his remit, with the MG brand also coming under Al's leadership in 2023.
Al has nurtured and developed an outstanding relationship with his management team and staff alike. His experience, leadership and tenacity help deliver an outstanding customer experience for the brands he is responsible for.
With over 15 years of industry experience, Gerry has extensive knowledge of the motor trade. He has personally worked his way up through the ranks, starting as a sales executive and ensures all members of his team have the same opportunities to learn and grow.
Gerry joined the John Clark Motor Group as Head of Business for the Renault and Dacia franchise in 2018 and soon established himself within the company, adding Nissan to his remit within a year. In 2022, Gerry acquired the exciting motorsport brand – Alpine. This franchise has gained a lot of attention from racing enthusiasts, there is only one place to test drive and experience the state of the art A110 range.
Today Gerry proudly holds the title of Franchise Director for Renault, Dacia, Nissan and Alpine. He strives for excellence in every area of his business whether that be in sales, service or parts and ensures his team delivers the highest level of customer satisfaction.
Louise is a Chartered Fellow with CIPD and has worked in HR for over 20 years. She has worked supporting and delivering HR based in locations in Scotland, London, and Atlanta supporting wider teams on a global scale.
Louise has been an HR leader across a diverse range of businesses before joining John Clark in March 2022. She has worked across engineering and manufacturing, financial services, and retail industries. She brings this experience and insight not just in HR but with a broad range of other corporate functions. She is always driving to ensure that the experience our employees receive is the same as our customers to reinforce our culture.
Louise lives in Dundee, where she worked for our John Clark BMW dealership 25 years ago. This location means she is out and about in all our locations understanding our colleagues; to improve and support the growth and development of our team.
Niral has been in the motor industry for over 25 years and started his career as a graduate trainee accountant. He then moved on to a number of sales related roles before focusing his career in the Financial Services sector of our industry.
Niral went on to become a Director for Finance and Insurance at several well established dealer groups before joining John Clark in December 2021. He brings a wealth of experience not just in the traditional areas of Financial Services but also the digital and e-commerce area in this sector. Niral is committed to delivering value driven products to compliment a vehicle purchase as well as introducing new opportunities for John Clark customers to benefit from.
Although he lives in London, Niral is a regular at sites and enjoys working with the teams in supporting them to deliver a great customer experience in assisting their finance and insurance requirements.