BRISTOL Street Versa has appointed a former bomb disposal officer to oversee its operations as general manager.
In his first role in the motor sector, Cam Baldry will be responsible for the daily operations of the wheelchair-accessible vehicle specialist. Previously, he served in the army for 12 years, specialising in bomb disposal. He started his career as a private, completing his officer training at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst, and left the army as a captain in the Royal Engineers.
Baldry, pictured, from Harrogate, said he made the career change to take on a challenging role that would let him use his existing leadership and management skills and learn new ones, while being closer to his wife and one-year-old son.
Bristol Street Versa is part of Vertu Motors, the sixth largest motor retailer in the UK. For more than 25 years, the vehicle conversion business has transformed ordinary vehicles to help disabled people.
Baldry said: “I was looking for a new challenge and the position at Bristol Street Versa seemed like the perfect opportunity. Vertu Motors has such a fantastic reputation for how it treats its customers and colleagues, and it is a pleasure to work for them.
‘Bristol Street Versa has a unique customer base, no day is the same and we are making a real difference to people’s everyday lives. I find that really rewarding. I have a motivated team of colleagues behind me, so I am looking forward to passing on my knowledge, and am eager to learn a few things from them too.’
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