We have been in distribution and wholesale for over 80 years with a product portfolio that now spans the Automotive, Maintenance & Accessories and Retail sectors. Employing over 1,100 people, we operate across the UK through a network of 23 sites, including a National Distribution Centre based in Sheffield.
With a reputation built on service excellence, our mission is to develop and maintain long-term partnerships with our customers and suppliers and be a valued and integral part of their supply chain.
We began life distributing parts to the automotive aftermarket. Today automotive parts remain a strong part of our overall offering, however, our portfolio has expanded and now carries over 122,000 product lines covering the Maintenance & Accessories and Retail sectors.
We are the partner of choice for a number of leading automotive brands, handling part or all of their UK distribution. Our network of regional distribution centres gives us the ability of having overnight stock supply supported by same day service, something no-one else in the market can offer. With over 3,000 trade accounts ranging from independent outlets to large national chains, our focus is on fostering strong relationships throughout the supply chain so that our customers can service their customers profitably.
We pride ourselves on service excellence, so whether you are a distributor looking to expand your product offering, or a supplier looking to reach new distributors, we have the value-added services to help you thrive.
More recently we have developed as a logistics partner for national retailers, serving a number of blue chip customers from an extra location we have added to serve this market. We continue to invest in the business with a new bulk warehouse in 2011 and new systems in 2012, giving us a state of the art infrastructure to develop business with existing and new channel partners.
Executive Management Team
Jonathan was appointed as Managing Director in December 2017. He originally joined FPS in 2013 as Head of Business Systems before progressing to Finance & IT Director. Jonathan has worked in the automotive aftermarket for some 26 years, having previously fulfilled a variety of roles in finance and IT with Partco and Unipart.
Terry has over 40 years’ industry experience, having held senior positions with established Groups in the automotive aftermarket. He joined FPS in 1997 as Marketing Director before becoming Managing Director a year later, a position he held until 2005.
After working his way up to Branch Manager for Motorist Discount Shops, Graham moved to FPS in 1980. He went on to become a General Manager and in 1992, was appointed as Operations Director for the Southern Region.
Operations Director (North)
Garry has worked in the aftermarket for 40 years. During this time, he’s held positions at Exide batteries, GKN Autoparts, Partco, LSUK, and Unipart, with experience in warehouse, sales and operations management. He was appointed to his current role of Operations Director in 2009.
Ben’s FPS career began as a Product Manager in 2002, before he progressed to lead Product and Category Management in 2004. Over a nine year period, he established a multi-disciplined Category and Procurement team, supported by Marketing and Technical functions. In October 2013 Ben joined the Board as Marketing Director with responsibility for Category Management, Procurement and Marketing. In 2017 Ben moved into the role of Commercial Director.
Digital & Client Services Director
With almost 20 years’ experience in the aftermarket, Dominique was appointed to the Board in July 2016. Since joining FPS in 2002, Dominique has led the company’s involvement in e-trading. In 2013, she also took on responsibility for Client Services, driving the development of processes and interfaces to improve performance and partnerships.
Key Accounts Director
Mike has been in the automotive aftermarket almost all his working life and originally started working for FPS back in 2001. He re-joined us in 2013 as National Accounts Manager where he is responsible for developing our buying group business and coordinating their management. He was appointed to his current role of Key Accounts Director in 2017. Prior to his second stint working at FPS, Mike worked as UK and Ireland Sales Manager for (ADL) Blue Print and febi.
Director of Logistics
Duane joined FPS as Director of Logistics from Unipart Rail in December 2017, bringing over 25 years’ experience across different sectors including the automotive, retail, drinks, leisure and rail industries. Through his career with DHL, Phones4U, Unipart Rail and FPS Duane has worked in all logistics functions on a national scale.
Head of Finance and Admin
David qualified as an accountant in 1996 and joined FPS in 2008 as Financial Controller, becoming Head of Finance and Admin in 2016. David worked in the automotive industry before joining FPS, with stints working for APEC and Brooklyn Motors and also has experience outside the industry where he worked for facilities management and building distribution companies.