Tom Hadfield joins THE Vella Group


The Editorial Team | 25 July 2021
The Vella Group underpins growth strategy with appointment of Tom Hadfield as Head of Commercial
Tom Hadfield joins Vella Group

Leading accident repair network The Vella Group has signalled its growth intentions with the strategic appointment of Tom Hadfield to the newly created role of Head of Commercial.

Tom brings over 20 years' industry experience to The Vella Group's Senior Leadership Team. He has held senior Sales, Marketing and Product Management roles in the accident repair and claims supply chain, and joins from Solera Audatex, where he most recently held the role of Global Product Manager for the technology business' Bodyshop Management System portfolio.

He will be responsible for managing and growing client relationships, launching the group's B2B and B2C marketing strategies, and will play a key role in building and implementing the business' digital and growth strategies.

Commenting on the appointment, Karl Vella MBE, Chairman said: "I am pleased to welcome Tom to The Vella Group. He is very well known and respected across the industry and holds a great track record of growth and innovation. I know that he will complement the existing Senior Leadership Team extremely well and help to build on the great foundations that Marc and the team have put in place, and help to continue our current growth trajectory".

Marc Holding, Managing Director added: "We are delighted to be able to bring somebody with Tom's experience, knowledge and creativity to become part of our Senior Leadership Team. He has delivered some impressive sales, marketing and technology projects for major brands in our market and this experience will be important as we continue to expand our footprint beyond our existing nine sites. Tom joins the business at a very exciting time and I'm confident that he will play a key role in shaping and delivering our future strategy, which will provide huge value to our clients".

Tom said: "I am very excited to be joining The Vella Group. I have been really impressed with the business' expansion over the past five years, its approach to brand, people and technology, and its future plans for digital innovation and growth. I believe that I can bring a unique blend of knowledge and skills to support this strategy, and help to create a unique proposition that really stands out in the market and underpins the growth".

"It's a fantastic team with a strong client base, and I am really looking forward to working with them all, developing our commercial proposition and building out the marketing strategy and resource to support this."

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