Head of Business, David Nichols
I started my career in the automotive industry in 1981 as a parts assistant, and from there gained a wide breadth of automotive experience through roles including Parts Manager, Aftersales Manager, General Sales Manager, Brand Manager and Brand Director. I spent 22 years with Volvo, and then joined Volkswagen in 2003. I have experience of cars, luxury vehicles and more recently commercial vehicles. I joined Marriott Motor Group in 2009 as a Head of Business with responsibility for the operation and management of two Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle Van Centres.
Awarded the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Annual 'Most Valued Van Centre' Gold Award, this signifies the top ranking position for a Van Centre in the UK in terms of performance and customer satisfaction
On a personal level my dedication to our brand is validated by my standing as Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Area 3 BDG Chairman (2009-2013), Director of the Volkswagen Audi Retailer Association (VARA); Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles National BDG Chairman, (2013 to present); Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles representative on the Volkswagen Audi European Dealer Council, representing the UK Van Centres (2013 to present); Accredited as both a Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Head of Business and a Volkswagen Brand Manager
My two Volkswagen Van Centre (Bury St Edmunds)s have sponsored various local teams in the world of football, netball and most recently the Bury St Edmunds under 16’s ladies rugby team.
Whenever possible I like to travel and enjoy gardening, cycling, DIY. The motoring aspect that falls into my leisure time is an enjoyment of Classic Land Rovers.
Both of the Marriott Motor Group Van Centres are customer focused with a "putting the customer first" approach. Our modern facilities welcome individual customers and families alike. We have a team of Volkswagen trained staff who are dedicated to our commercial vehicle centres, many of which have been part of our team for over ten years and some exceeding 35 years!
Our showrooms display the latest models of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, which is supported by a comprehensive demonstration fleet. In addition to our fully equipped service and maintenance facilities we also have a mix of curtesy vehicles available to ensure you can always carry on your "business as usual" In addition to this we can also have a selection of dedicated Volkswagen Commercial vehicle available for rent for as long as you need.