Blackcircles.com Board, Shareholders and Executive Team. Find out more about the most innovative and resourceful professionals within the tyre industry today.

Graeme Bissett

Graeme Bissett

Chairman

Graeme Bissett was a senior partner with Arthur Andersen before becoming Group Director of Finance at Kwik-Fit Holdings plc from 1998-2001. He is currently providing consultancy services and non-executive roles to a number of private and listed companies including Macfarlane Group plc, the listed packaging group. Graeme is a member of Council of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and Chair of the children’s welfare charity Children 1st.

Sir Terry Leahy

Sir Terry Leahy

Shareholder

Sir Terry is one of the UK’s most celebrated business leaders. He turned Tesco from an unfashionable home-grown supermarket chain with sales of c. £15bn into a global retailer with sales of £62bn in 14 years. Terry was recognized by the Wall Street Journal and CNBC as European Business Leader of the Year (2005) and named European Businessman of the Year by Fortune (2004).

Graeme Bissett

David Jeanes

Board Member

David Jeanes, a former Kwik-Fit Director, first joined Blackcircles.com in 2007 as Commercial Director heading up their commercial functions at a time of rapid expansion. In 2010 David became a Non-Executive Director, bringing over 20 years retail trading experience to the Blackcircles.com boardroom. David has also held senior procurement roles with Tesco, Safeway, the Kingfisher Group and DHL.

Michael Welch

Michael Welch

Managing Director & Founder

Michael is one of the leading entrepreneurs of his generation and has been voted both Shell and Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Founder and MD of Blackcircles.com, Michael has spent 12 years in the tyre industry in varied roles including E-commerce Director for Kwik-Fit Group.

Charlie Dickson

Charlie Dickson

Director of Franchise & Network Development

Charlie has 30 years retail & franchise experience gained in a variety of businesses including Esso Petroleum and Venture UK. Latterly he was MD of Farmer Autocare where he led the network’s introduction across Scotland. Charlie has also worked in franchise consultancy and holds NXD roles.

Graeme Cole

Graeme Cole

Technology Director

Graeme was a Technical Designer at Scottish Life for over 12 years before joining Blackcircles.com. With over 20 years IT experience at major financial institutions, such as Royal London and Nat West, Graeme relished the opportunity of moving into the retail sector and helping Blackcircles.com to continue its impressive growth.

James Eccleshall

James Eccleshall

Head of Business Performance

Before joining Blackcircles.com in 2008, James worked for Profit Improvement Consultants – Profit Focus Group, as a Consultant Analyst. Previous roles at G-West, the UK’s leading Golf Wholesaler, involved logistics management, purchasing and range management of brands such as Fila Golf and Nicklaus.

Lynne Thomson

Lynne Thomson

Head of Finance

Lynne, a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant, was previously a Senior Management Accountant for Lloyds TSB prior to joining Blackcircles.com. Highly experienced, with over 10 years working in Public Practice, Lynne heads up the busy Blackcircles.com finance team.

Jamie Simcox

Jamie Simcox

Head of Trading

Jamie is a highly experienced tyre industry professional, having spent 9 years prior to joining Blackcircles.com working in various Supply Chain and Purchasing roles at Kwik Fit. Jamie originally joined the company in 2011 as Buying Manager and has since worked his way up to the company’s Head of Trading.