Group info

Andrew Turner

– Chairman

Andrew started in the motor trade in 1981 working as a junior sales executive for A&B Motor company in Newton-Le-Willows. Andrew quickly progressed through the ranks at A&B before making the move to set up in business alone in 1988. 

Chorley Group was founded from Andrews home in 1989 trading as the Bugle Inn Motor Co. However, his sights were firmly set on developing a reliable brand of family business, devoted to serving the north-west with well priced cars and a service to be trusted. This was quickly evident when the first Chorley Group Nissan showroom opened and became the largest volume Nissan dealer in Europe.

Since, then the group has gone from strength to strength, acquiring sites in multiple north-west locations and developing a family business that is trusted and respected throughout the country.

Hilary Nicol at Chorley Nissan

Hilary Nicol

– Finance Director

Hilary started with Chorley Group in 1993 and has been at the helm of the organisations purse strings ever since. Graduating from Sheffield University in 1982, after reading Accountancy, Economics and Financial Management, Hilary cut her teeth in the accounts world at Waterworth, Rudd and Hey in Blackburn where she gained her chartership. Hilary has helped to steer the organisation through some turbulent economic climates which the group has come through in a strong position.

Pauline Turner at Chorley Nissan

Pauline Turner

– Managing Director

Pauline started with the business in 1988 and has operated in many roles, ranging from sales executive, business manager, sales manager and sales director. Pauline currently holds the position of Managing Director and has been a pivotal part of the company’s growth. Being Andrew's sister Pauline also inherited the business genes and quickly became an established and well respected voice in the UK motor industry.

2015 saw a change in the board of Directors with Pauline being promoted to the role of Managing Director. Pauline has constant day-to-day interaction with both sales and aftersales functions across the whole group.

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Adam Turner

– Sales Director

Since graduating with a Masters in Financial Management in 2010 Adam began working in the family organisation full time, taking on the role of Group Business Development Manager. Adam has always been involved in the business spending his childhood growing up in the showrooms with his parents. Being Andrews’ son the motor trade is in his blood and Adam strives to continue to develop and grow the Chorley Group as the north-west’s most reliable family brand.  

In April 2014 Adam took his place upon the board of directors working in the role of Group Business Development Director. 

2015 saw a change in roles on the board which resulted in Adam taking the step up into the role of Sales Director - overseeing the group sales strategy and operations for the group.

Stacey Turner

HR Director / Legal Counsel

Stacey was appointed to the Board of Chorley Group in April 2015 and assumed the role of Group HR Director and Legal Counsel. Stacey began her legal career at North-West law firm Napthens LLP after graduating from Manchester BPP Law School in 2007. During her career at Napthens, most latterly in the position of Senior Associate Solicitor, Stacey provided specialist employment law advice to some of the UK’s leading organisations.

In her role with the Chorley Group, Stacey is responsible for all people based activity within the Group, including the recruitment, development and retention of talented team members who are the key to Chorley Group’s continued success. Stacey aims to develop people management within the business by working in constant collaboration with the Board and senior management team.

Stacey provides a wealth of commercial and legal expertise to the Board which will enable the Group to continue with their ambitious growth plans and be the employer of choice and leading family business within the North West.

Brief History

1989 - The Bugle Inn Motor Company was established by Andrew Turner and expanded rapidly within the used retail motor industry, quickly incorportating servicing within the operation.

1994 - An association developed with Nissan Motor GB and we continued to grow. In less than four years Chorley Nissan proudly became the largest volume, single Nissan dealer in the United Kingdom.

1999 - Further expansion into Preston with the acquisition and launch of Chorley Nissan Preston dealership at Strand Road, and the opening of Chorley Group's purpose built head office facility at the existing site in Chorley.

2001 - Chorley Group takeover the existing Nissan dealer in Wigan (formerly Pierdrive), now Chorley Nissan Wigan.

2004 - Chorley Group grow again, with the takeover of the former Walker Farrimond site in Burnley, now Chorley Nissan Burnley.

2006 - A site is acquired in Blackpool on Amy Johnson Way near to Blackpool Airport, and Chorley Nissan Blackpool is established.

2008 - The company expands with the introduction of the Fiat Franchise in Blackpool. Also on Amy Johnson Way next door to our existing Nissan dealership - Chorley Group Fiat is established.

2009 - Further developments at our site in Blackpool follow, when we launched Kia and Hyundai dealerships in May 2009. Our Blackpool Motor Park starts to take shape.

2010 - Chorley Nissan Burnley receive Aftersales approval for the Fiat approved repairer, enabling Burnley to be able to do all service, repair and warranty repairs for Fiat as well as Nissan.

2012 - Chorley Nissan Wigan start a refurbishment and expansion plan to develop the Pottery Road dealership. Planned to be completed in late 2015. 

2014 - Chorley Group acquire more land at their Blackpool dealerships - Enabling the group to begin expansions to improve their new & used car display and to increase their Aftersales capacity by over 35%.

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