Gordon Lamb’s latest appointment is a knockout

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IMG_2674A NISSAN dealership in Chesterfield has made a knockout appointment – a former Olympic boxer.

David Spencer was picked for Great Britain boxing squad’s B team for London 2012. Having enjoyed early success at the sport, the 21-year-old has now changed direction and joined Gordon Lamb Nissan, in Discovery Way, as a sales executive.

Spencer, a former light welterweight who teaches boxing at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield, said: ‘I have been boxing since I was 12. It started off as a hobby but I then got more and more into it. It was great to be picked for London 2012, but I knew it wasn’t going to be a full-time career.

‘I’m loving my new job at Gordon Lamb Nissan. Sometimes selling cars can be tougher than being in the boxing ring, but I hope to leave all the competition on the ropes.’

Spencer, a graduate of Sheffield Hallam University, was picked for Team GB’s boxing squad after competing well at several tournaments. Although he didn’t compete at the Olympics, he was a stand-by team member who trained and mixed with the squad.

Jon Sudbury, dealer principal at Gordon Lamb Nissan, said: ‘David’s boxing background makes him a great salesman. You need to have that hunger, desire and stamina to succeed in this job, and he’s got it all. He’s a great young man who is a delight to have working in our dealership.’

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Colin is a former editor of Car Dealer. He left the magazine in August 2015.

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