Leading international mechanical breakdown insurance and roadside assistance provider, Opteven Group, has today announced a restructure within its UK business activities, which includes WMS Group (UK) Ltd (WMS), to support in its substantial growth aspirations.

The reorganisation, which comes two years after the acquisition of WMS by Opteven, marks an exciting time for WMS and will see a series of leadership changes across the business to reflect ambitious growth targets and to support the delivery of core services.

As part of the restructure, Martin Quail will step up to become International CEO at Opteven Group on 1 March 2022, which will see him overseeing all Opteven Group’s activities outside of France. In addition, he will continue to be Group M&A Director as Opteven continues to focus on acquisitions and will take on the newly created role of Chairman of WMS and Opteven’s other UK businesses. Craig Grant will move up to be Managing Director of all Opteven’s UK activities, including WMS, from his former role as Commercial Director, whilst Neil Monks will also be appointed to Opteven’s UK board as its Retail Sales & Customer Services Director. A new Operations Director will also be appointed.

Martin Quail, International CEO at Opteven Group, said:

“The UK market is a key component of Opteven International’s growth aspirations, and – since acquiring WMS in January 2020 – we’ve invested heavily in new products, IT, services and personnel, and experienced impressive growth as a result

“Having the backing of a European organisation already present in the automotive aftersales market gives WMS a unique perspective on products and services and we have aspirations to grow our UK business even further. We will therefore be implementing a senior management structure to ensure our team is well-positioned to spearhead our future growth plans and to effectively ensure our customer experience culture remains at the heart of all that we do.

“We are delighted therefore to announce Craig Grant’s role as Managing Director of all of Opteven’s UK activities and look forward to working with him closely to deliver our long-term growth strategy as we strive to create the best warranty and associated insurance products on the market. We also welcome Neil Monks to the UK Board and congratulate him on his deserved promotion.”

Craig Grant and Neil Monks will assume their roles with immediate effect.