Matt Bristow 800 crop
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BMW’s Matt Bristow is moving on after 16 years – the general manager for corporate sales at BMW UK will be leaving the company on 9 September to pursue a career outside of the BMW Group, BMW has announced.

A qualified chartered accountant fluent in German to a professional working proficiency, Matt Bristow has worked for BMW for 16 years, joining as an operational accountant for BMW Financial Services in 2000.

He then became general manager, finance, for Alphabet in 2002, moving up to be general manager, sales controlling, at Alphabet for nearly five years before returning to BMW Financial Services from 2007 to 2010 as general manager, operations and remarketing, and then general manager sales and marketing services.

Then in 2010 he moved over to BMW Group UK as general manager, used car and internal sales, responsible for remarketing all BMW (UK) ex-management and BMW Financial Services ex-finance cars, the BMW Approved Used retail programme, and all BMW Group internal staff and group fleet vehicle management.

His last role as general manager for corporate sales saw the company’s fleet sales grow by 43 per cent at a time of increased competition within the segment. See Meeting BMW’s Matt Bristow.

Last year he told how BMW was taking more care of SMEs – see BMW Group takes more care of SME business sales.

BMW said: “BMW Group wishes Bristow well in his new role and will recruit a replacement in due course.”

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