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Experienced learning and development specialist joins training group

Written by Peter Davison on .

Ashley WiltshireAshley WiltshireExperienced 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.

Malcolm Miller, managing director of Chippenham-based RTS Group, said: “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.”

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.”

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.”