This summer Cuffs celebrated the graduation of two members of the team.
Joint Dealer Principal, James Baxter and Assistant Aftersales Manager, Mike Gates were both awarded BSc Hons degrees in Automotive Dealership Management following the successful completion of a degree scholarship provided by Ford Motor Company and supported by Cuff Miller.
Studying over a four year period at Loughborough University, the degree focused around business management in the automotive industry with experts in the field delivering theoretical and practical experience.
A specialist area that requires working knowledge of the automotive business environment Mike and James represent two out of just five graduates collecting their qualification this year.
Speaking about the endeavour Mike said “The degree was a fantastic opportunity to develop and learn new management skills and techniques which have proven to be exceptionally useful on a daily basis.” He added, “I’ve had the privilege of meeting some great people who have all become close friends.”
James noted “Having previously achieved the qualification of BA Hons in Business Studies, I was a little apprehensive that the majority of the degree course would simply be covering old ground, however this proved not to be the case. The course blended theoretical knowledge with practical Dealership application perfectly. It has been refreshing to have been taught by lecturers who have real world experience of the subject matter they are covering. As Mike said, I have had the privilege of making some great friends and of course Mike has now made the very wise decision to join our family here at Cuffs.