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Alan Revie


National Tyres & Autocare

Alan Revie started his career in the tyre industry at the age of seventeen as a tyre fitter. Very quickly from that day he started moving up the management ladder working for a number of tyre companies, until eventually working for the German tyre manufacturer Continental.

During his time at Continental Alan was the Managing Director of the UK business and also had the task of opening new businesses in Europe.

In 1996 Alan decided to start his own international tyre trading business, and successfully launched this by trading tyres from all areas of the world, to tyre retailers and wholesalers in Europe.

In 1999 he was one of five founding partners which started the highly successful and pioneering internet tyre company Delti-Com based in Hanover. This business grew rapidly to become a truly global player with sales in over 40 countries. In October 2006 the partners completed a successful IPO and Delti-Com is now listed on the Stock Exchange. Alan has retained an interest in this business and still today sits on the supervisory board of Delti-Com.

In July 2001 Alan was approached by the main board of Continental to look at their retail business in the UK, National Tyres and Autocare. By December 2001, Alan Revie announced the acquisition of National Tyre and Autocare by Axle Ltd., a company he had started only months before.

Since 2001 Axle Group Holdings Ltd. has grown and now has a portfolio of five companies,

                      National Tyres and Autocare (Retail)

                      Viking International (Wholesale)

                      Tyre Shopper (Internet)

                      Channel Island Tyres (Retail)

                      Birkenshaw Distributors (Wholesale)

The turnover of the group in the UK is £180m+ and employs 1400 staff, and combining this with the global turnover of Delti-com brings it overall to  £500m+

During February 2008 Alan created Axle Investments by pulling together all the groups commercial property assets, which he now utilises as a vehicle to make further investments.

Alan is a keen supporter of Breast Cancer Care and the Maggies Centres, and also sits on the main board of the Entrepreneurial Exchange, and Enlight, the venture philanthropy vehicle of the Exchange.

Registered in Scotland. Company registration number SC160976.
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