In November 2013, Isuzu Truck UK managing director designate, Pete Murphy was interviewed in Glasgow as he was about to take over command of the company from the legendary Nikki King. Exactly 10 years later at the same table in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, again on the eve of the Scottish Rewards breakfast celebration, Pete let his success story unfold to Alistair Vallance.
IN EVERY business, eventually there is a changing of the guard and how often do we see that old quote being enacted: ‘Cometh the moment, cometh the Man.’
And such was the case when Pete Murphy was elevated from sales director to managing director of Isuzu Truck UK.
He was to follow in the footsteps of the legendary Nikki King who was about to retire after not only putting Isuzu firmly on the UK truck buyer’s map, due to product quality consistency, but more importantly, her novel Customer Care Programme that was unique in the CV manufacturing industry.