New Operations Manager at Great Escape

Great Escape Classic Car Hire, the UK's largest classic car hire company, has appointed Russ Pemberton as Operations Manager based at its Worcestershire HQ.  The new role has been created to improve customer service and coordinate hire activity across Great Escape's six locations.

Russ joins Great Escape after 32 years in the West Midlands police force.  He is a lifelong classic Ford enthusiast and owns two immaculate Ford Escorts - a 1600 'big wing' rally car and a RS2000 road car.  In his new role Russ will be responsible for the day to day operation of Great Escape including managing the bookings and enquiries office and organising vehicle logistics and maintenance.

The appointment of an Operations Manager reflects Great Escape's growth during 2011.  Since 2009 the company has grown from a single site with 20 cars to 6 UK locations with a fleet of 50 classic cars for hire, the largest in the Britain. 

"I am very pleased to welcome Russ to the team," says Graham Eason of Great Escape.  "Our growth means we need someone like Russ to manage our day to day operations and ensure the business runs smoothly for the benefit of customers."

Great Escape was established in 2006 as a hobby business by Graham Eason.  When Graham was made redundant in 2009 he was able to focus on the company's growth.  Great Escape now provides cars for daily, weekly and weekend self drive hires, TV and advertising shoots and corporate events.

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