The MGMW has marked the retirement of Vauxhall director of communications, Denis Chick, with a gift that reflects the eclectic hobbies of one of the stalwarts of the UK motor industry.
Among his many interests, which range from gardening and old buses to trains and model cars, Denis has a liking for old fashioned sweets – the sort you’d buy for pennies in your youth. So that’s what he got (along with a decent bottle of red wine), when he said his public farewell to a group of journalists gathered for a tour of the Vauxhall Heritage Collection.
The gifts were handed over to Denis by Midland Group chairman Ian Donaldson, who thanked him for the positive way Vauxhall has supported the Group over many years.
Denis began his career as an apprentice in 1965, starting at Rover and moving through several engineering roles into product planning and marketing before joining the PR team in 1985. He went on to become director of product communications, Rover Group in 1994 before leaving the business in 2000.
He was appointed director, communications for Vauxhall Motors in 2009 and has since overseen launch programmes for several of the company’s most successful models.
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