Available Car appoints Simon Proudler as Chief Financial Officer

Simon Proudler has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer at Available Car by CEO, Michael Bell, after 8 years with the independent, family-owned used car retailer.

Simon joined Available Car in 2014 as an Accountant, progressing to Group Accountant in 2018, before being promoted to Chief Financial Officer in January this year.

Simon Proudler is promoted by AvailableCar as Chief Financial Officer
Michael Bell, CEO and Simon Proudler, CFO, AvailableCar)


Simon has 17 years’ experience in the automotive industry, with 9 years working for franchised dealer groups prior to joining Available Car.

Simon Proudler said: “Available Car has been a huge success since its story began 20 years ago. It continues to be a destination of choice for buying a used car, thanks to our customer focused approach. 

I am delighted to be appointed as Chief Financial Officer of this fantastic organisation and look forward to playing my part in helping the business continue its growth alongside our strong management team.”

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 proud to announce the promotion of Simon Proudler to Chief Financial Officer at Available Car. Our family has entrusted Simon to help shape the future of Available Car alongside myself. He has a wealth of knowledge in the industry and of Available Car and has helped to guide the company through the challenges of the last few years, to set us up for a fantastic 2022.”