Autosmart has announced the appointment of Paul Oldcorn as regional business manager for the south east Midlands region. He previously worked for 9 years in a coaching and management role for a large energy company.
He becomes one of 8 UK regional business managers helping and coaching Autosmart franchisees to build successful and profitable businesses.
Oldcorn said: “I had been looking for a change of direction for some time and wanted a more hands-on, supportive role to get me back out in the field. I am delighted to join Autosmart. They have a strong brand and product, which gives an extremely strong starting point for any position in sales.”
He is looking to learn his role inside out to provide the best support he can, adding: “The next 3 months will be spent working as a franchisee, cold-calling customers and generating new business. This is a really productive way to see the role through the eyes of a franchisee and to experience the ups and downs and challenges that they face on a daily basis.”
In 2011, Autosmart won the Franchisee Support accolade at the bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year awards for the support they offer their franchisees. They followed this up last year with an outstanding double victory, firstly scooping the main prize of Franchisor of the Year before Autosmart Edinburgh’s Keith Ellwood took home the Franchisee of the Year award.