CHERTSEY, England, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Adds Three New Automotive Retail Consulting Experts
Global automotive retail consulting firm, Urban Science, today announced a signed agreement with Automotive Services International (ASI), that brings John Grant, Miguel Picazo, and Jonathan Smith, to Urban Science International Ltd. in the U.K. to support the company's growing client base and its business management intelligence service.
"Urban Science is the global market-leading provider of business management solutions," said Paul Dillamore, managing director of Urban Science's U.K. office. "The U.K. automotive retail network is highly competitive and our solution provides critical, timely information that allows dealerships to measure real-time financial performance, identify opportunities for improvement, and adopt new practices to strengthen their position within the market. The addition of John, Miguel and Jonathan further bolsters our business management consulting services to meet the demand for further efficiencies and dealer standards."
John Grant is a renowned and respected professional with more than 30 years of automotive experience at global and local companies. He is one of the founding shareholders of ASE and was responsible for the company's European expansion. Grant also founded RoadtoData, a global company specializing in product positioning analysis, that was later integrated into R.L. Polk & Co.
Miguel Picazo started his career 25 years ago at the FIAT Group (IVECO Spain). Picazo then developed Precisa, a leading consultancy firm in the Spanish automotive market that was later integrated with Urban Science Spain. He was also previously managing director of Polk RoadtoData before joining ASE in 2009.
Jonathan Smith is extremely knowledgeable in the U.K. business management sector and spent 12 years at Trevor Management Services, and the last 13 years at ASE as operations director.
The agreement between Urban Science and ASI is effective immediately. Grant, Picazo and Smith will all provide support to Urban Science's business management intelligence service, a web-based, interactive, analytical tool assisting dealerships to measure actionable results, feedback and reports.
The Urban Science U.K. office is located in Chertsey, Surrey. The office was opened in 1987 and currently employs 46 people.
About Urban Science
Founded in 1977, Urban Science is a global automotive retail consulting firm that combines science with marketing to give companies the competitive edge they need to increase their market share and profitability in the most effective and efficient manner. With headquarters in Detroit, Urban Science serves its global clientele from offices in the United States, Spain, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, France, Australia, China, Mexico, Japan, India and Russia. http://www.urbanscience.com
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