From Yard Operative to Chief Executive, Jonathan has worked his way through many roles within the Wernick Group. Initially joining as a Yard Operative at the Wickford Hire depot for the summer of 2006, he moved on to do seasonal work with Wernick Events between 2009 and 2011.
It was in January 2012 when Jonathan stepped into his first full-time role as Depot Manager for Wernick Events. In September 2013, he became General Manager for Wernick Events (Seating & Infrastructure), before eventually joining Wernick Hire as Regional Manager for the South East in 2015. Here, he had responsibility for six depots.
Jonathan was then promoted to the position of Deputy Managing Director in January 2017. Here, he assumed responsibility for all three southern regions which comprised of a total of 12 depots. At the same time, he also joined the Wernick Group Executive Team as Group Marketing Director.
Jonathan believes that it is the people that make his job enjoyable, commenting: “We have the privilege of employing the best people in our sector who bring with them an abundance of skills, experience, and more importantly, personality to make every day a pleasure.”
Jonathan’s latest promotion came about following the announcement from the former Chief Executive of the Wernick Group, Simon Doran. As a result, Jonathan steps into his new role as Chief Executive from 1 July 2021.
Jonathan adds: “It’s exciting to be the fourth generation of the family to be leading the company. I look forward to the challenge of continuing its success.”
Simon Doran comments: “I’m delighted that Jonathan will be taking over from me as Chief Executive and I wish him every success in the new role.”
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