Stephen follows father's footsteps

One of the south's fastest-growing motoring groups has a new chairman at the helm with the appointment of Stephen Snow who steps into his father Geoff's shoes to lead the Snows Motor Group to further development.

Founder and chairman of the company for the last 46 years, Geoff Snow had built the company into a major force but is now stepping down as group chairman, though will remain involved as a non-executive director.

During his time he had overseen expansion of the group which now has 14 dealerships in the region.

This includes a flagship Toyota and Lexus operation which opened in Hedge End earlier this year to compliment its existing Toyota dealership in Southampton.

Snows Motor Group also operates Volvo franchises for Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire together with BMW and MINI dealerships.

Stephen Snow joined the company as a 16 year old after leaving school in 1981, working his way up from cleaning cars, helping out in the service and parts departments before moving into sales through to his most recent role as group operations director.