Available Car appoints Craig Heathershaw as Chief Operating Officer

Craig Heathershaw has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer at Available Car Ltd.  Craig joins Available Car Ltd with more than 28 years’ experience in the UK retail motor industry, with many spent working within the retail franchise dealer network.

Craig joins Available Car Ltd from Renault Retail Group, where he was the Regional Operations Director.  Prior to this, he was the Operations Director for the VW division with Inchcape PLC, managing 14 dealerships across the northern UK territory.

From left to right - Craig Heathershaw COO, Michael Bell CEO, Simon Proudler CFO

Craig Heathershaw , COO Available Car Ltd said “I’ve been impressed by the innovative approach to technology and process controls within the business and the team’s focus on delivering excellent customer service. I am truly excited to be joining Michael Bell and the senior team as we continue the Available Car journey.”

Available Car Ltd has grown rapidly over the last 20 years. Its first used car supermarket opened its doors in Castle Donington in 2002, followed by Sutton-in-Ashfield in 2007, then Cannock in 2012, and most recently, Leeds, West Yorkshire in January 2016.

Michael Bell, CEO said: “I am incredibly excited to announce the appointment of Craig Heathershaw as Chief Operating Officer at Available Car. Craig joins us with a wealth of knowledge and experience of the industry to complement our team.  We share the same ethos and values of the complete customer and employee experience. We are delighted to welcome Craig into the Available Car family and look forward to the years of growth ahead.”