DON­NELLY GROUP AP­POINTS NEW MAN­AG­ING DIRECTOR

Belfast Telegraph - NI Carfinder - - News -

THE Don­nelly Group, North­ern Ire­land’s largest in­de­pen­dently owned new and used ve­hi­cle re­tailer has ap­pointed a new man­ag­ing director.

Dave Sheeran joins the Don­nelly Group from Opel Ire­land, where he was Man­ag­ing Director and brings with him 30 years of in­dus­try ex­pe­ri­ence across Sales, Mar­ket­ing and Af­ter­sales in the UK and Europe.

He will be re­spon­si­ble for lead­ing the more than 720 em­ploy­ees that make up the Don­nelly Group, which in­cludes Don­nelly and Tag­gart, across its eight lo­ca­tions in North­ern Ire­land in­cor­po­rat­ing 18 man­u­fac­tur­ers in­clud­ing Fiat, Honda, Land Rover, Mit­subishi, Vaux­hall and Volk­swa­gen.

Ter­ence Don­nelly, Ex­ec­u­tive Chair­man of the Don­nelly Group, said: “Dave Sheeran has a wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence in the mo­tor in­dus­try and is one of the most re­spected lead­ers in the lo­cal ve­hi­cle re­tailer sec­tor and we’re de­lighted with his ap­point­ment.

“As the Don­nelly Group cel­e­brates 70 years serv­ing the mo­tor­ing pub­lic, I know that Dave Sheeran shares our val­ues and will drive the Don­nelly Group to con­tin­ued fu­ture suc­cess.”

Dave Sheeran joins the Don­nelly Group at an ex­cit­ing pe­riod in the com­pany’s evo­lu­tion as Di­rec­tors Ray­mond Don­nelly and Hous­ton Tag­gart, com­mented: “The Don­nelly Group is an in­sti­tu­tion in the lo­cal mo­tor­ing sec­tor and we are in­tent on con­tin­u­ing the pi­o­neer­ing strat­egy that dif­fer­en­ti­ates the Group for its cus­tomers and the man­u­fac­tur­ers we rep­re­sent.

“Over the last num­ber of years, we have strength­ened our part­ner­ship with our ve­hi­cle fran­chises and in­vested in our show­rooms as we con­tinue to of­fer our cus­tomers the best value and ser­vice.”

The Don­nelly Group was founded in 1947 by Ter­ence and Ray­mond’s fa­ther Peter Don­nelly when he opened a ve­hi­cle re­pair and taxi busi­ness in Caledon, County Ty­rone.

The group, head­quar­tered in Dun­gan­non, has grown sig­nif­i­cantly over the decades.

With eight lo­ca­tions in Bal­ly­mena, Belfast, Eglin­ton, En­niskillen, New­town­abbey, Omagh and its Moy Road and M1 Com­plex in Dun­gan­non, the Group of­fers new ve­hi­cles from many of the world’s lead­ing car and van man­u­fac­tur­ers as well as 1,200 used cars at its six Mo­tor­store lo­ca­tions across North­ern Ire­land.

Ter­ence Don­nelly, Ex­ec­u­tive Chair­man of the Don­nelly Group and Ray­mond Don­nelly, Director wel­come new Man­ag­ing Director Dave Sheeran (cen­tre) to the com­pany. Dave joins the Group in its 70th year and comes from Opel Ire­land, where he was Man­ag­ing Director and brings with him 30 years of in­dus­try ex­pe­ri­ence across Sales, Mar­ket­ing and Af­ter­sales in the UK and Europe.

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