MATTHEW LAWRENSON - MANAGING DIRECTOR
Matt Lawrenson, Managing Director of Imperial Commercials, joined the Group in 2002 as Regional Financial Controller for its DAF Trucks’ franchise outlets in the East Midlands. In 2006, he became Regional Director for the Derby Region, responsible for three sites. He guided the existing business through a sustained period of growth, additionally setting up Imperial Commercials’ first Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ franchise and introducing both Fiat Professional and Isuzu Pick Up brands to the main Derby site. During this time, the business also opened Mackworth Vehicle Conversion Solutions; acquiring Mix Vehicle Conversions and merging it with Mackworth Bodyworks to specialise in LCV and HGV body conversions and new builds. In 2015, Matt became Divisional Director of Imperial Commercials for Scotland and the East of England, overseeing 16 franchise outlets with seven franchise partners, before being appointed as Managing Director in late 2017.
Prior to joining the Group in 2002, Matt’s career had centred on the commercial vehicle sector, including a four year term with Lex Commercials in the mid 90’s as a Trainee Accountant. Matt qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant in 1997.