In the heart of Imexpart Limited, where passion for the automotive industry meets visionary leadership, stands our Managing Director, Martin Butterworth. With over three decades of experience in the automotive realm, Martin has sculpted a remarkable journey that resonates with dedication, resilience, and a touch of rock and roll.
A Brief History
After proudly serving as a Coldstream Guard, Martin dove headfirst into the automotive industry, leaving an indelible mark at esteemed organizations like WST (later Trupart), Lex RAC, ECP, Juratek, EAG, SMP Europe, and now, the helm of Imexpart. From crash repair products to intricate components, Martin has navigated the industry, building relationships from independent garages to multi-billion-pound organisations worldwide.
🎶 Work Anthem: Thunderstruck by AC/DC
If Martin’s work life had a theme song, it would be “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC. Love it or loathe it, the electrifying energy resonates with the rhythm of relentless determination – a fitting soundtrack to a career fuelled by passion and resilience.
🏉 Hidden Talents and Hobbies: Rugby, Sarcasm, and Gold Rush Dreams
Beyond the corporate hustle, Martin is a force on the rugby field – player, spectator, and coach. Armed with a Black Belt in sarcasm, Martin reveals a surprising passion for watching gold recovery programs. It’s a testament to the hard work, discomfort, and risk-taking inherent in both gold mining and leadership.
☕ Desk Decor and Must-Have Office Items: The Essentials
Describe Martin’s desk in three words? “Gin and Tonic.” While a cup of tea might suffice, Martin infuses a touch of sophistication into the daily grind.
🌟 Best Business Advice: Valuing People and Self-Reflection
The best business advice Martin received and lives by? “Always value people; its people that affect your business.” Transparent self-reflection is the foundation for effective leadership.
👑 Dream Lunch Date: Queen Elizabeth II
In a dream scenario, Martin would choose Queen Elizabeth II for a lunch date, inspired by her unparalleled leadership and grace.
🌠 Memorable Career Moment: Learning Through Failure
One of Martin’s most memorable moments? Failing to acquire a specific business. The lessons learned during this two-year process Martin’s understanding of business and, importantly, oneself.
🌈 Exciting Plans for the Future: A Bright Tomorrow
What excites Martin most about leading Imexpart Limited? It’s the incredible team – diverse, knowledgeable, passionate, and poised to shape the future in the months, years, and decades to come.
🚗 Future Visions: Driving Towards Brilliance
Looking ahead, Martin envisions a bright future for Imexpart Limited. With a particularly exciting passenger car project on the horizon, the organisation is primed for growth, emerging as a bigger, stronger force in the automotive world.
Stay tuned for more exhilarating updates as Martin continues to steer Imexpart Limited towards new horizons.