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Experienced learning and development specialist joins RTS Group

Experienced automotive industry trainer Ashley Wiltshire has joined learning and development agency RTS Group.

Ashley is well-respected in the sector, and brings with him extensive knowledge gained from working within dealerships, manufacturers, vehicle finance and running his own successful training company.

As RTS Group’s new Account Director, Ashley will work on all sides of the business, which includes delivering learning and development to automotive retailers, car launches and RTS Group’s F&I compliance arm, FIMTRAC.

John Brannigan, Managing Director of FIMTRAC, said: “We are delighted to have Ashley on the team to help us support our clients and ensure that they are continuing to grow and in particular focus on the finance renewals market.”

Malcolm Miller, Managing Director of RTS Group, added: “We are very excited to have Ashley on board. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from his long career working in the automotive sector, covering learning and development across many aspects of the industry and he will be a fantastic addition to the team.”

Ashley began his career in 1986 working at a dealership, moving from sales into finance where he became a business manager. He then joined insurance giant Aon, in automotive finance where he became involved in training.

Ashley has worked in the Czech Republic for GE Capital, run his own pan-European training company for 13 years and designed and set up the training academy for the renowned Ridgeway Group. Before joining RTS, he was with a Channel Islands-based automotive retailer, managing its training and recruitment, and developing its social media channels.

“I am delighted to be joining RTS, where my role will be to work across both the RTS and FIMTRAC sides of the business,” he said. “I firmly believe the automotive industry and car finance are going to change completely in the next few years, in this era of amazing technology and with the dawn of autonomous vehicles. RTS Group is in a great position to support retailers as they meet the challenges this represents.”

ABOUT MALCOLM MILLER

Malcolm is RTS Group’s Managing Director so he oversees everything in the company and spends a large proportion of his time on new business development. He joined us initially as an associate, setting up the Mazda Academy, and became MD in 2013. He is a Fellow of the Institute of the Motor Industry.

Malcolm’s background is as a freelance trainer, largely in the automotive sector but also within the finance industry. His first ever job was as a paperboy – he delivered 40 papers a day from 6am, and was paid double on a Sunday because of the weight he had to carry!

He admits he has a somewhat untidy desk and should probably get the coffees in a bit more often, but his good humour and go-getting approach means the team let him off. In his spare time, Malcolm is a rugby referee travelling across the south of England, and he has three grown-up children. Malcolm describes himself as “curious” which makes him the perfect person to explore new opportunities for RTS Group.