Lee Broad Joined 2003
Sales & Business Manager
Positions held: Weekend Test Driver, Trainee Exec, Sales Exec, Business Manager, Sales Manager Honda Cannock
Most men want to do what their fathers did and I wanted the same. I was handed an excellent opportunity which couldn’t have come at a better time as I was in a dead end job with no future development.
Brindley have excellent career prospects and will always look to train and develop their staff to be the best at whichever position they are either in or aspire to get to within the company.
Will Bolton Joined 2004
Positions held: Assistant Accounts Administrator, Senior Accounts Administrator, Dealership Accountant
The Brindley Group was an attractive opportunity for me as I was still studying my AAT when looking for work and a well-established, local, family run company was something that was important for me. Family values and supporting the local community are important to me.
Before joining group I had been for an interview 12 months prior which I didn’t get due to being incredibly shy and quiet. I went away, gained customer experience and people skills working in a pub and came back a year later (not quiet in the slightest) and got the job as assistant accounts administrator. This was key for me to relate the things I had worked on in college to real life situations. After a while I was made Senior Accounts Administrator and could put all of that experience and guidance to the test. This meant reconciling bank statements, wages, purchase and sales ledgers, nominal ledgers, petty cash etc.
In June 2014 I was given the responsibility of Dealership Accountant of CCC. A small set of accounts to start off with while also continuing with the administration side of the West Brom site. This meant compiling monthly management accounts and yearly financial accounts. Then in July 2015 I also took on the role of Dealership accountant for Kia Tipton and passing my administration duties over. After almost a year doing the two sets of accounts I feel I have settled into the role and gaining valuable relationships with staff across the sites and continuing to put the knowledge I have gained over the past 12 years into action.
I would encourage anyone willing to progress in their career to look to the group as for myself and others there are chances available.
Andy Jones Joined 2004
Positions held: Office Junior, Senior Accounts Administrator, Dealership Accountant
I joined the Brindley Group in 2004 as an office Junior through the apprentice scheme at Dudley Collage where I has just completed my AAT NVQ 2.
The Group gave me the opportunity of gaining accounts experience and also supported me with my studies as I was able to relate collage text books to real life.
I have now completed my AAT level 3 & 4 and have been able to progress in our Group Accounts Department.
In starting in the Office Junior position I assisted a senior with day to day duties such as filing and petty cash.
Senior Accounts Administrator where I took on new responsibilities such as the day to day accounts for a franchised site such as Cashbook, Purchase, Sales, Nominal Ledgers and Payroll to my current position as Dealership Accountant.
In this role I work closely with the Senior Accounts Administrator, Dealership Mangers & Staff in producing Monthly Management & Annual Financial Accounts, Budgets, VAT Reconciliations, Accounts Analysis and submitting our franchised accounts to our manufacturers.
In working for the Brindley Group I have received great support and opportunities’ in all roles that I have undertaken which have enabled me to progress and gain valuable experience to which I look to build on.
Sue Brookes Joined 1995
Group Accounts Office Manager
Positions held: Senior Accounts Administrator, Assistant Office Manager, Group Accounts Office Manager
My Brindley Group journey began in 1995 at the Head Office based in Codsall. As a qualified AAT I joined as a Senior Accounts Administrator for our Vauxhall Dealership. I then had maternity leave with my daughter and returned to work and I became the Assistant to the Office Manager. When Head Office relocated to Penn Road I was offered the position of Group Accounts Office Manager. This role oversees the Team of Accounts Administrators, providing financial information for the Directors and Dealerships. Part of my role is to authorise all of the Payments that are made by the group. I supervise all of the Groups Payrolls and Revenue Year Ends as well as producing the Monthly Head Office Management Accounts and the End Of Year Financial Accounts.
Our Group has grown and my role has grown within it, yet I am not a faceless number but part of the family business and I do hope that the role will continue to develop in our future.