Commercial vehicle group Sherwood Truck & Van Ltd has appointed Darren Hill as its new workshop manager at its headquarters at Blackwell, near Alfreton.

Darren, who lives in Nottingham, has 28 years of motor trade experience, spending 14 years with a Ford main dealer and 14 years with an Iveco dealer before joining Sherwood Truck & Van, which also has dealership sites at Lenton in Nottingham, at Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent, and in Highfield Lane, Sheffield.

Taking over the running of the workshop and leading a 16-strong team of technicians, he is being supported by workshop controller Philip Pastuszka, 44, who has worked in the motor trade since he was 16 and who also recently joined Sherwood Truck & Van.

Philip, from Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, began his career working for a waste disposal company with a fleet of trucks and other vehicles where he qualified as a technician. He then spent several years with a car dealership before making the move back to trucks.

Sherwood Truck & Van recently became part of the Guest Group. Regional director responsible for the four Sherwood locations, Helen Waterfall, said: “I am delighted to welcome Darren and Philip.

“They bring a wealth of motor trade experience to our business and I know they, and their team, will ensure the workshop runs efficiently and to schedule and continues to provide excellent service to our customers.”

Darren has replaced Ryan Hemp, who has moved to pastures new.

The acquisition of Sherwood by Ian Guest Holdings confirmed the West-Bromwich-based dealer group’s position as one of the largest independently owned commercial vehicle dealers and the single largest Iveco distributor in the UK.

The Guest Group now covers an area of responsibility for Iveco, which includes the West Midlands, North Wales, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire and South Yorkshire. Its network includes 12 full service Iveco dealerships, supported by local agreements with an additional eight authorised Iveco repairers.

Sherwood is a leading supplier of new and used commercial vehicles, established in 1978. The company also maintains, services and repairs commercial vehicles across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire and most of Cheshire.

It is now best known as a dealership for Iveco trucks and vans – the second largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles in Europe.

Sherwood prides itself on its service pedigree with a stock holding of more than 15,000 lines, a fully equipped accident repair centre and 24-hour roadside support.

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