TRUSTED PARTNERS IN YOUR SUCCESS

As quoted by Henry Ford: “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”

At APD, we believe in founding solid partnerships with our clients to think and do better. This is the ethos of our business, fuelling our ambition for continuous improvement and product development.

Trusted partners in your success

As quoted by Henry Ford: “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”

At APD, we believe in founding solid partnerships with our clients to think and do better. This is the ethos of our business, fuelling our ambition for continuous improvement and product development.

Trusted partners in your success

As quoted by Henry Ford: “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”

At APD, we believe in founding solid partnerships with our clients to think and do better. This is the ethos of our business, fuelling our ambition for continuous improvement and product development.

Our story so far...

Having been established since 2006, APD came under new management in 2018, consolidating its position as a market leader of business performance insights and management services for the automotive industry. The company is still privately held and has its headquarters in Swindon, UK.

Led by a strong team of business management experts, the firm specialises in the provision of state-of-the-art performance reporting software, coupled with business management training programmes and consultancy services for the global automotive and leisure industry.

APD has built an outstanding reputation for its cutting-edge technology, agile approach and in-depth understanding of the automotive industry, and as result, experienced exponential growth in recent years.

From their offices in Swindon, APD currently operates in Europe and Asia and has a sister company in Australia.

John Waring Chief Executive Officer

John acquired APD in 2018, steering the future of the business as it navigates an exciting period of growth and development. He saw an opportunity to leverage APD’s outstanding technical capabilities and in-depth knowledge of the automotive industry to cement the company’s position as a global market leader in the provision of business management services.

Qualified as an Engineer, John has spent most of his career working across all areas of the automotive sector, including dealers, manufacturers (production & supply chain), importers and vehicle logistics, rental, auto finance and leasing. Having first-hand access to so many areas within the industry has enabled him to gain an in-depth understanding of how the industry operates.

His different roles focused on the application of new technologies to improve processes, drive change and optimise business performance across multiple international markets.

Now John has ambitious plans for APD and is keen to bring his expertise in working at a global level to the company, expanding the services they provide within existing and new clients in the UK and international markets. He sees first-class service coupled with groundbreaking digital solutions and a capable global network as the primary catalyst to drive customer acquisition and retention to the business.

John’s passion for wheels doesn’t end at APD. When he is not working, he enjoys restoring classic cars and spending time in the company of his grandchildren.

Jonno Francis Technology & Operations Director

Having completed a degree in Economics and Accounting, Jonno joined the Mitac automotive consultancy business in 2003, delivering international Composite reporting programmes for a number of automotive clients. After gaining comprehensive experience in various accounting roles, Jonno joined APD in early 2007, shortly after its launch.

Since joining APD, Jonno has worked in a number of roles and with all of its clients over the years, developing both his technical knowledge and an understanding of the evolving challenges of automotive business management and performance reporting. His analytical thinking and problem-solving skills, coupled with a thorough technical understanding of software development, make Jonno a pivotal asset to the business.

As Technology & Operations Director, Jonno has direct responsibility for defining and delivering APD’s product strategy, along with managing and developing the teams delivering Software Development, Solution Configuration, Service Delivery, IT, Finance and Facilities. Jonno is passionate about the value, innovation and integrity of the solutions that APD offers to its customers.

Jonno’s automotive passion extends beyond the working week. He has a couple of classic cars that he enjoys working on, using at weekends, and taking road trips with friends. When not working on cars or DIY projects, Jonno enjoys exploring the countryside with his dog and socialising with family and friends.

Mat Hutchin Commercial Director

A highly skilled programme leader, Mat joined APD in 2020 to head the Commercial Division and deploy his strong operational capabilities to support the existing customer base by adding value to their current services and look to grow the business market share organically.

Before becoming part of APD’s leadership team, Mat spent almost two decades working with OEMs/NSC’s, bank/finance organisations and retailers in the global automotive sector. During these years, he developed first-class skills in implementing business management programmes that improve performance and support behavioural change whilst delivering the clients a Return on Investment.

With a proven track record in sales and aftersales processes, lead management, CRM, and customer services, he brings APD a wealth of experience in the deployment of fully integrated transformation programmes. These programmes are led by adopting new technology and supported by combining training and process improvements to deliver and embed a sustainable solution that guarantees increased business performance.

Being results-driven, Mat thrives on forging trusting relationships that drive customer retention, supporting his clients every step to maximise the value they get from APD’s services. He is also very passionate about bringing the best out of his commercial team and helping them develop their careers. 

Outside of work, Mat likes spending his time in the company of friends, family, and as a full-time grandad. When he is not with the children, he enjoys a good renovation project, gardening or visiting his favourite spot, the village of Beer in Devon, to sit by the beach and watch the world go by.

Careers

We are always looking for talented people to join our multinational and multilingual team. If you feel you are the right person for any of the above roles, please send your CV together with a covering letter to recruitment@apd-bm.com. Please note that due to a large number of applications, we are only able to contact candidates shortlisted for an interview.

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