Talent specialist appointed to spearhead Peter Cooper Motor Group recruitment

Source – Peter Cooper Motor Group

Image caption – Peter Cooper Motor Group’s Operations Director Gary Church officially welcomes Gemma Manchester to the company

The Peter Cooper Motor Group has appointed Gemma Manchester as Internal Recruitment Specialist to oversee the company’s recruitment drive in 2017.

Her role will be to identify and develop a talent pool of people who are the best at what they do on the south coast.

Gemma, (32), joins the group after a busy year, including the launch of its £7m state of the art Volkswagen dealership in Hedge End and three new business launches: Prestige Cars by Peter Cooper, The Hedge End Service Centre and Peter Cooper Leasing.

With three years’ recruitment experience, Gemma’s first role was on a large campaign for Exxon Mobil in Southampton and then more recently with Eastleigh based company Ronin ltd, the Procurement Supply chain specialist.

Gemma has already been busy this month, filling five new roles in the group including a Brand Manager, two technicians, a sales manager and a receptionist.

Her next task will be to recruit a number of sales executives and technicians across the group to keep pace with the plans for growth in 2017.

Gemma is relishing the challenge ahead with over 250 full and part time staff.

“Peter Cooper is bucking the trend in the motor industry by investing in someone internally who is briefed to fill key roles and identify talent to build a pool of people who are on our radar when positons become available. It’s always been about the family ethos at Peter Cooper and that’s very important to me,” explains Gemma.

She added: “Our ambitious growth plans have created a number of exciting roles across the Group of Companies. There will be many opportunities for new roles such as reception, administration, after sales support, technicians, sales and management.”

Darren Cooper, Managing Director of the Peter Cooper Motor Group, said: “We are delighted to have someone of Gemma’s calibre heading up such an important role within the group. I look forward to working closely with her to secure and develop the best talent at The Peter Cooper Motor Group.”

For more information on new roles at the Peter Cooper Motor Group contact Gemma on 01489 783434