Cornwall-based independent dealership JAG will boost its business management and administrative teams following the purchase of Go Mobile last month.
JAG will aim to build its number of business managers to 20 in the coming months, tripling the team’s size. Each JAG store will also acquire an extra staff member after the New Year. The company’s business and training departments will relocate to a building in Exeter’s Marsh Barton industrial estate.
JAG currently has around 90 stores, mainly in the South West, but its recent acquisition of rival company Go Mobile will see the number of JAG stores increase to more than 140, spanning the Midlands, the North, Wales and Northern Ireland. After January 1, all Go Mobile signage will be rebranded to JAG.
Group business manager Gareth Evans said: “JAG is outgrowing its current offices – this move will allow for future expansion, giving us a strong B2B presence across the areas where we already have a retail presence.”
Business manager Guy Buckle added: “We are expanding our portfolio and taking on high numbers of new business contracts both within Cornwall and further afield. We now have more B2B contracts than ever.”
JAG’s head office will also relocate from Bodmin Business Park to Perranporth Airfield in north Cornwall.
Managing director John George summed up: “We’re not just increasing the number of employees; we’re expanding both the company’s national presence and buying power.”