New Managing Director appointed at Swift Group

The Swift Group, Britain’s largest caravan, motorhome and holiday home manufacturer, has announced the appointment of James Turner as Managing Director and Amy Archer as Deputy Managing Director.

Swift, based in Cottingham, East Yorkshire, manufactures the Swift, Sterling and Sprite ranges of touring caravans, Swift, Bessacarr, Escape and Autocruise ranges of motorhomes and Swift range of holiday homes. The company operates from production plants in Cottingham, Hull and Mexborough.

James has held various positions at Swift and his promotion follows the company policy of developing senior management from within the Group whenever possible.

James joined Swift in 1994 as a production engineer. He previously worked for an air filtration and turbine blade manufacturer where he was an engineer. He has held various positions at Swift including managing the machine, jig and press shops and implementing CNC technology in component manufacturing, managing the assembly lines and helping to design the layout of a new factory built in 2006. Prior to his appointment as Managing Director he held the position of Production Director.

James is married to Marina, has two children and lives in North Ferriby near Hull.

Amy has held a variety of management positions within the company’s Customer Services department and was appointed Customer Services Director in 2011. Amy is married to Stephen, has two daughters and lives in East Yorkshire.

“Both James and Amy have considerable experience in key areas of the Swift business and this will provide them with a tremendous grounding with which to help lead the company through the next phase of development. In these testing economic times it is also satisfying to see people who have been involved in various roles in the company’s recent development progress into these key roles,” Chairman Peter Smith commented.

“I am delighted to be appointed into this position and am looking forward to driving the company forward in what are interesting and challenging times,” James said.

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