uMotoring Research has promoted long-serving team member Richard Aucock to managing director.

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The appointment sees Richard take over from MR owner Peter Burgess, who becomes chairman.

Richard joined Motoring Research in 2001, as staff writer. He has since been promoted to managing editor and then editorial director. His new role is more strategic, overseeing the growing editorial agency and working with clients such as MSN Cars, Top Gear and City A.M.

Speaking of his new position, Richard says: “This is a fantastic opportunity that I’m delighted and excited to take up.

“Motoring Research has grown into a dynamic agency skilled at providing bespoke, unique editorial solutions to clients. I’m looking forward to my new role as MD and hope to continue our expansion into new areas.”

Chairman Peter Burgess says: “Richard joined Motoring Research straight from university and has been instrumental in building the company into the highly regarded agency it is today. As he finishes his two-year term as chairman of the Guild of Motoring Writers, he will take on this new role, bringing his own vision to how Motoring Research will develop through the next decade. I am delighted to promote Richard into this well-deserved role.”

In recent months, Motoring Research has announced Andrew Brady as content assistant and Gavin Braithwaite-Smith as features writer. The two new appointments will further strengthen MR’s ability to deliver high quality writing and content to key clients.

Editor CJ Hubbard remains Motoring Research’s key point of contact for MSN Cars and news editor Sean Carson will continue to deliver agenda-leading content to all clients.