Chorley Group’s Pauline Turner retires after 30 years with family-run automotive retailer


Chorley Group aftersales director and former managing director Pauline Turner was hailed as a “tenacious, energetic and supportive” chief because the automotive retail enterprise introduced her retirement right now.

The AM100 enterprise’ founder Andrew Turner OBE, her brother and the group’s chairman, paid tribute to her as workers had been knowledgeable of her exit from the enterprise in a letter circulated across the enterprise.

Talking solely to AM about her determination to retire on the age of 55, Pauline mentioned: “I am immensely happy with what the group has achieved. I’ve actually been a part of it since earlier than it was Chorley Group. It has grown from actually nothing into an especially sturdy enterprise that’s rising an diversifying.

“For me, it is time to go an deal with different issues, however I do know it is in very secure palms. Not many household companies have such a robust development, however Chorley Group continues to be rising.”

In his letter to Chorley Group workers, Andrew Turner mentioned he had “combined feelings, consisting of delight, disappointment and pleasure” when writing about his sister’s retirement.

He added: “Pauline has been at my aspect for many of my profession and has been by (present Chorley Group managing director Adam Turner’s) aspect for all of his.

“All through the final 30 years Pauline has been ever current within the Chorley Group journey, from the very early days of her valeting and promoting automobiles at our Parbold used automotive website, to main the enterprise as managing director.

“She has all the time been the tenacious, energetic, supportive, inventive and highly effective chief everyone knows and love.”

Turner described his sister as his “a rock to me personally” and highlighted her as one of many key girls within the business to “spearhead the necessity for feminine management, always pushing boundaries on the journey to success”.

Pauline Turner spend 5 years as MD of Chorley Group, throughout which era the group was awarded with a number of of AM’s Best Dealerships to Work for awards.

Present Chorley Group managing director Adam Turner, who formally took over from Pauline as managing director in September 2020, outlined the function his auntie had performed in his personal profession in a recent dealer profile feature with AM Magazine.

Chorley Group has revealed that David Giles, beforehand aftersales supervisor at Chorley Nissan, would now take over from Pauline because the group’s aftersales director, with a handover course of now underway.

Turner’s written handle to workers mentioned that Pauline would now be taking a step again from the group’s day-to-day working to deal with “some thrilling actions she has deliberate”, including that she can be “having fun with life to the fullest” however “by no means too far-off to lend help when wanted”.

Pauline advised AM that she intends to dedicate her time to chairitable works, together with volunterring with Chorley Youth Zone, and travelling.

She added: “I’ve had a implausible profession and I actually need to thank all of the folks I’ve labored with and the mentors I’ve had throughout my profession.

“After I began working within the sector 30 years in the past there actually weren’t many ladies, however the help I obtained was implausible. I’ve loved a fantastic profession, however I am additionally wanting ahead to what’s to return.”


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