GARY Whitear has been appointed as general sales manager at Prestige Cars by Peter Cooper in Hedge End.

He has more than 30 years experience in the motor trade and said of his appointment: “It’s an exciting opportunity for me and I’m relishing the challenge. The quality of car and service we provide is second to none and we believe that we fill an important gap in the market that many others don't."

Prestige claims to have a car at a price point for every member of the family – from Mini to Maserati, Peugeot to Porsche; Audi to Aston with prices from £6,000 to £120,000.

Peter Cooper Motor Group managing director, Darren Cooper, said; “It’s an appointment that we're really excited about. Gary's experience and culture is a perfect fit for us at Prestige Cars."