Morris appoints new franchise head and celebrates an adviser with distinction…

Mark Bacon, appointed to head up Morris’s franchise programme
Mark Bacon, appointed to head up Morris’s franchise programme
Shrewsbury-based oil blender and lubricants manufacturer Morris Lubricants has appointed Mark Bacon to head up the company’s franchise programme.
“I’m absolutely delighted to continue my long history in the franchise market and am extremely confident I can add value to the customer,” said Mark, who lives in Buckinghamshire.
Mark has split the last 19 years of his career working for BP and Castrol, and is excited at the new challenge which lies ahead. “Morris Lubricants is very well respected in the industry and I’m delighted to be joining what is a very strong and knowledgeable team,” he added.

Morris has a range of products and programs to assist with very specific areas within the franchise programme and I’m excited about the support we can provide to dealerships and workshops over the coming months and years.“
Meanwhile a technical adviser with Morris has proved his knowledge of the industry by achieving a well-respected qualification. Wayne Devonport joined the Morris team just over a year ago and has been studying for the UKLA certificate of lubricant competence which he has now achieved with distinction.

Wayne Devonport has recently achieved a distinction in the UKLA certificate of lubricant competence

Bridgnorth-based Wayne commented: “I’m proud to have achieved a distinction and look forward to putting what I’ve learnt into practice and helping our valued customers. I really enjoyed the course and would recommend it to anyone starting out in a new job within the trade.”
Wayne’s role at Morris Lubricants primarily sees him offering advice to customers who contact the company with telephone queries. He also takes oil samples for analysis and works on the development of new products.
Morris Lubricants has been manufacturing lubricants in Shrewsbury since 1869. The company produces more than a dozen passenger car engine oils and has recently launched WHATOIL? as a user-friendly internet-based system which advises on the correct product by entering a few basic details.