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Meet the Team at Howards Toyota Weston-super-Mare

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John Allan
Franchise General Manager
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Franchise General Manager
John stated with Howards in January 1988 as a trainee sales executive. He has escaped a few times in that period but always made his way back! He enjoys the interaction with people and working to be the best retailer in town. Outside of work he enjoys walking, spending time with his family and managing his allotment. Is a Blondie fan and loves real ale.
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Paul Rengert
Sales Manager
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Sales Manager
Joined Toyota in 2007 having entered the industry in 2001. Through this time promotion has seen a rise from Trainee Sales Executive at the tender age of 20 to the current position of Sales Manager in 2006. This progression has enabled Paul to experience all levels within the sales department giving him a deep understanding of the business and more importantly the need for exceptional customer service.
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Russell Holley
Master Technician
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Master Technician
Russell started in the industry in 2006 straight after finishing school. He finds it satisfying when you fix a fault. His a big football and car fan. He enjoys watching Dexter and loves a KFC.
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Daniel McGuinness
Service Manager
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Service Manager
Daniel joined the industry in 2004 joining Howards Group in their Peugeot franchised dealership in Taunton as a customer advisor. After priding himself in excellent customer service, hard work and creating good working relationships within the team, he saw promotion to Senior Customer Advisor in 2007, Workshop Controller in 2009/2010 and Assistant Manager in 2013. He has also been promoted again joining the Toyota family in 2015.
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Martin Owen
Parts Manager
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Parts Manager
Martin started with Howards in 2008 having moved from a management position at Halfords. He enjoys working amongst a team. Outside work he enjoys racing remote control cars and following motorsport. He enjoys the TV series Breaking Bad and loves Mexican food.
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Tony Nichols
Sales Controller
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Sales Controller
Tony started in the Motor Industry in 1997 and has gained a wealth of knowledge throughout his career. From a young age he always had a passion for cars and driving them, so selling and working with them was a natural choice. Tony Joined Toyota as a Sales Executive in July 2010 and within a short period of time was promoted to Sales controller.
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Marcus Urch
Sales Executive/Motability Specialist
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Sales Executive/Motability Specialist
Marcus joined the car industry in 2006 with Toyota, his previous career mainly involved within the Travel industry both as an overseas rep and in later years a travel agent. After travelling to the far flung corners of the world he decided to settle down and in his words “get a proper job”. He loves the fact that Toyota have happy customers and an ever changing and improving product range with a well earned reputation for reliability.
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Russell Jennings
Diagnostic Technician
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Diagnostic Technician
Russell started with the Toyota brand in 2003 and joined Howards in 2006 when Howards took over the franchise from Sytner. He enjoys the people side of the business, working amongst the team and within a family owned business. He likes walking, motorsport, travelling and spending time with his family. He enjoys documentaries, particularly watching the History and Discovery channel as well as reading. He loves a Sunday roast.
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Liam Hyland
Parts Advisor
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Parts Advisor
Liam joined Toyota in 2017 as an apprentice having had an interest in cars and motorsport from a young age. After a few jobs in various retailers it seemed like the perfect opportunity for him. Liam has a keen interest in numerous sports such as football, cycling and American football, and enjoys playing them when possible. As well as his interest in sports, Liam also enjoys Pina Colada's and getting caught in the rain.
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Sue Hewson
Sales Administrator
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Sales Administrator
Sue joined Toyota in 2013 with 2 years of experience in the motor industry, initially covering maternity leave, which has since become a permanent job share role. Following a long career in catering management, Sue changed direction and moved into administration roles rising from Receptionist to PA to Managing Director in a matter of years. Sue has many hobbies and plays in the Mixed Cribbage League in Weston.
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Lois Erasmus
Customer Advisor
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Customer Advisor
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Steffi Vaughan
Handover Specialist
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Handover Specialist
Steffi joined Howards Toyota as Handover Specialist for a change in career after working in childcare previously. Steffi thoroughly enjoys her position within the company as it gives her the opportunity to work closely with our customers and she takes great pride in ensuring they all receive great customer service and a wonderful experience. Steffi likes to eat out, attend concerts, going to the theatre and shopping.
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Melissa Morton
Product Specialist
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Product Specialist
Melissa joined Toyota in 2017 as a product specialist and is keen to learn new and exciting skills within the business and the industry as a while. Melissa gets great satisfaction helping customers with their enquiries and promoting each and every range of Toyota making sure each customer is cared for individually. Outside of work, Melissa enjoys spending time with friends and family, while also enjoying a day trip out.