By Pye Motors
Meet Ian, who has worked at Pye for over 10 years within the Sales Department.
When did you join the Pye family?
I joined Pye Motors in 2008 at our Kendal branch.
What was your first role at Pye, and the path to your current role?
I originally joined the team as a sales executive, dealing with new and used cars, adding the additional role of Motability advisor in 2009. In 2012 I progressed to senior sales executive which quickly evolved into the position of Sales Team Leader later in the year. I continued in that role until 2021, where I then started my current role of Business Development for the Pye Motors Group.
What does a typical day at work look like?
It sounds very cliché but no day is the same. Any day is a mixture of being on site in our showrooms and visiting existing/potential new Pye customers and attending networking events.
What do you most enjoy about your role at Pye?
My inner salesman still enjoys the closing of a deal, whether that be securing a fleet deal or securing a service contract. However, with my new role, I am enjoying visiting our local business network and presenting the array of services we provide and how that can help them in the future.
What are you most excited by within the business?
Pye Motors is a great company to work for and has a very forward way of thinking on how the business needs to develop and adapt to our changing industry. Right now, our motoring industry is rapidly changing with the introduction of zero emission electric vehicles and Pye’s are wanting to be at the forefront of that with these very exciting times, helping and advising our customers.
Within your role what are you most proud about?
Securing our first E-Transit fleet order for a local business.
What vehicle do you currently drive?
For the first time in 14 years, I currently do not own a Ford. Our 2 cars at home are a VW Campervan and a Volvo XC60.
What's in your boot?
In the Volvo not a lot, just shopping bags. In the Campervan we have everything including the kitchen sink!
What would be your dream vehicle to drive?
I find this a hard question to answer, as there are many types of cars that I would like to drive and the bucket list is long. For example, I would love to cruise in a classic Mustang convertible down Route 1 on the Californian coast. I do want to experience the pure speed, acceleration and cornering capabilities of a F1 car around some of the famous race tracks. Staying on the motorsport front, I would like to see how crazy the class B rally cars from the 1980s actually were. Then I would work my way through all my poster cars from my youth!