Steve Bridge, Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz Vans UK Ltd, will be leaving the business on 31 January 2021.
Steve has been with the Brand for 20 years, starting with the company in the role of Regional Fleet Sales Manager in May 2000, and quickly progressing to become the National Fleet Sales Manager. Three and a half years later, Steve took on the role of Sales and Marketing Director, effectively responsible for the Mercedes-Benz van business unit in the UK.
In January 2014 he became Managing Director of the Mercedes-Benz Vans brand, responsible for both Sales and Customer Service in the UK, and in January 2017 Steve headed up the newly-formed Board of Management for Mercedes-Benz Vans UK Ltd as Managing Director, when the Brand became its own legal entity.
Steve has overseen huge growth in that time, taking Mercedes-Benz Vans’ sales volume from 25,000 vehicles a year, to 44,000 units last year, as well as introducing new models to the market, including the electric vehicle range, and piloting many international projects for Mercedes-Benz HQ in Germany.
Steve is passionate about supporting those who buy and run Mercedes-Benz vehicles, having previously spent more than 10 years while working at GE Capital and Lex Transfleet as a customer of the brand. This experience has ensured that Steve’s focus is firmly on the customer, which is why he is staying ‘within the family’, and will be going to head up the newest Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle dealer as Managing Director of eStar Truck & Van, based in the North West and North Wales.
His successor at Mercedes-Benz Vans UK Ltd will be announced in due course.