How long have you been working at Pye for?
I’ll soon be celebrating 10 years!
What was your first role at Pye, and the path to your current role?
I started at Pye as a dedicated Motability Specialist having previously worked for Orange in mobile telecommunications. Pye has offered me so many different opportunities to broaden my skillset, so now I sell retail vehicles for the company too. I love working in the sales environment, it gives you the opportunity to chat with so many different people.
What does a typical day at work look like?
It’s very varied, which is the great thing about working here. One day I can be meeting customers, advising them on what cars to purchase and talking through the Motability process. Next, I could be going on test drives, taking photos of stock for our website and creating finance proposals. No day is ever the same.
What do you most enjoy about your role at Pye?
I love helping people. It’s great seeing how excited someone is to pick up their first car after passing their driving test and especially rewarding giving someone with limited mobility the freedom to get out and see the outdoors - job satisfaction at its best.
What are you most excited by within the business - both now and in the future?
The constant development and improvement of technology inside cars is brilliant. Pye is fast paced and keeps up with all these ideas. I’m excited to be a part of that and see what the future holds particularly with the transition to electric power.
Within your role what are you most proud about?
Probably the strong relationships I have been able to build with our customers, following skills I’ve developed, through working at Pye. Over the years my Motability customers especially have come to me for advice not only about car sales, but also for things like driving licence renewals and even blue badge applications. It’s great that our relationship means that they feel comfortable enough to get in touch with me if they ever need help. It is such a rewarding part of my job.
What vehicle do you currently drive?
Two Fiestas and I love them both! I drive a frozen white Fiesta ST-Line demonstrator and also have an Azura blue Fiesta ST. I’m married to Gavin ( the Service Manager here at Pye) and after last year's lockdown we decided to treat ourselves to a new car instead of a holiday.
What's in your boot?
An overnight bag and a tent! I’ve really missed live music over the last 18 months. I’m very pleased to say that I’ve finally been able to get back out and see some. It started with the Boardmasters Festival in August and then I saw Tom Grennan in Liverpool in September. I’ve also got tickets to see Sea Girls, Kasabian, Jake Bugg, The Kooks and the Fratellis over the next few months. Silverstone for the Formula 1 is booked for next year too. It’s nice to finally get the opportunity to take the ST out for a good run down the motorway.
What would be your dream vehicle to drive?
It has to be an Aston Martin DBS Coupe in Xenon grey with black chrome badges.