It’s time for us to introduce – properly - the experts from the showroom floor. The driving force behind Pye Motors, who know a thing or two about their engines. Whose chosen profession is fulfilling their love of classic cars, innovative machinery and the fast-changing world of the automotive industry.
Each month we will be introducing you to members of the Pye family; long serving as well as new recruits.
Branch Manager, Barrow in Furness
When did you join the Pye family?
23 years ago! I can’t believe it. I joined as a Business Centre Sales Executive, selling cars and Pye’s other services (hire, parts, servicing) to local businesses. Pye has been extremely supportive of my career over the years, as shortly afterwards I was promoted to Business Centre Manager, then Sales Manager for Barrow to today – Branch Manager for the Barrow team, overseeing all sales and after sales.
Can you describe your typical day?
Thankfully, every day is different but always starts with a walk round the site and talk to the team about what they are doing. Check emails, open the post, look at any announcements from Ford. Then see what lands on my desk!
What do you most enjoy about your job?
They will hate me for saying this, but honestly, it’s the Barrow team. My role is all the more satisfying to see and be involved with a team working so closely and succinctly together (well, when it’s going right anyway!)
Across your many roles at Pye, what makes you most proud?
The team! I’m very lucky to work with a team that performs way above what would be expected in a relatively small market.
What vehicle do you currently drive?
Kuga plug-in hybrid.
What’s in your vehicle boot?
Ideally nothing! As travelling around the globe to watch the World Rally Championships is my real passion, so far I’ve been lucky enough to visit Finland, Argentina, France, Germany, Cyprus and Kenya. Looking forward to further Covid restrictions being lifted so I can get back out there. I am also very heavily involved with organising the Grizedale Stages Rally for the last 21 years.
What’s your dream vehicle to drive?
Fiesta R5 – if you know, you know.