We have been in distribution and wholesaling for over 80 years with a product portfolio that now spans the Automotive, Travel & Leisure, 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 120,000 product lines covering the Maintenance & Accessories, Travel & Leisure 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 national network of branches 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.
Following 5 years in corporate development in the engineering and manufacturing sector, Neil joined the automotive aftermarket in 1996, with a particular focus on acquisitions. He joined FPS in 2000 as Finance Director and became Managing Director in 2005.
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.
Operations Director (South)
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.
Adrian has over 35 years’ continual service in the aftermarket. He joined Willow Vale Ltd. in 1979 as a temporary Van Driver, progressing to Branch Manager and finally to Head of Purchasing. Through a series of acquisitions, he arrived at FPS and since 2001, has been our Commercial Director.
Finance & IT Director
Jonathan was appointed as Finance & IT Director in March 2016. He originally joined FPS in 2013 as Head of Business Systems. 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.
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 Marketing Manager in 2004. Over a nine year period, he established a multi-disciplined marketing and technical team. In October 2013 Ben joined the Board as Marketing Director with over 16 years’ experience in marketing and 14 years within the aftermarket.
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.