Great sadness here in the UK today.

Jonathan Nash

 

Today we hear of the sudden passing of a truly lovely, warm, charismatic ambassador for SAAB not just here in the UK but abroad too.

Jonathan Nash was a great Managing Director of Saab GB who always showed huge enthusiasm for the brand and had a knack of making everybody in his company feel at ease.

During my time with SAAB at dealership level I met him on many occasions both at events and during his dealership visits. It was at these dealership visits that the first thing he would do upon arrival was to go around each individual in each department and have a relaxed chat with them before heading upstairs. A small gesture you may think but it meant a lot to the staff and he knew it. The last time I saw him was at Erik Carlssons funeral and he still had that lovely warm caring nature. He will be missed by so many.

Please see attached message from Corin Richards, Managing Director:

It is with great regret and sadness that I have to inform you of the death of Jonathan Nash, who passed away during the night on Tuesday, after suffering a heart attack.

Jonathan was a charismatic and energetic man, who worked with Saab GB since 1989, culminating in his stewardship as Managing Director from the launch of the 9-3 (9440) series in 2003 until 2010, when he took up a senior management position at Saab Automobile. Since 2012 he had been working as a Director with the consultancy and training group, PHM.

Our thoughts at this very sad and shocking time are with the family he leaves behind; his wife Helen and their 3 children.

Regards,

 

Corin Richards / Managing Director

 

Romac
Member

Sad news indeed. I remember Jonathan as the face of Saab from the Saab Scene magazines.

Chris Ivory
Member

Sorry to learn. Thoughts with all those affected at this time.

Susan Long
Member

Very sad news, my thoughts are with his wife & family RIP

Anders Schioldan Ostergaard
Member

May He rest in Peace and warm thoughts and love embrace those left behind.

elli
Member

The Saab owners Club GB would like to also pass on our sincere thoughts to his family, Really sad news, such a great man…rip

elli

Monique Hubrechts
Guest
Monique Hubrechts

For just so long time active for the saab car brand in the uk my greatests appreciation. May he be an example for a foreign car brand in the uk.

David Dallimore
Member

I was fortunate to meet Jonathan a couple of times at SAAB promotional events. A friendly, welcoming, approachable and humorous man who was the ideal face of SAAB in the UK.
Condolences to his family and friends.

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