Mario Vignali – Member Trustee
I Work for the Sytner Group and have done for the last 25 years. My role is Managing Director for Graypaul Ferrari and Maserati & Franchise Director for Ferrari and Maserati for the group.
This covers four sites: Scotland, Nottingham, Birmingham and Surrey with a total of around 350 team members.
This has been led by me over the 25 years with a dedicated team which I have built; my pride in training and promoting within see our staff turnover at less than 5% a year.
I am an extremely honest, straight forward working-class guy who has gone through a very difficult childhood from an extremely poor background, including being expelled from school at 15 with zero exams or qualification.
Everything I own and have achieved has been through hard work and a dedication to changing my life, thus why I am dedicated to helping children and schools who make a difference.
I have dedicated all my personal time over the last 4 years to the less fortunate families in Nottingham, helping parents with problem children and mentoring several children – one of which is working for Graypaul and several others we have found jobs for. These children are all excluded from attending mainstream schools, so I have worked with the providers Fresh Start, Real Education and Channelling Positivity as well as some local schools Emmanuel, East Leake etc.
I am currently a Youth Offending Panel member for Nottinghamshire Council.