It's Poodle Power for Phil

I’d already been with the Volkswagen Group, at various dealerships in Staffordshire and Cheshire, for around 10 years or so when I was asked to join Swansway...

I was asked to help out in the Parts Department at Crewe Volkswagen, where I spent quite a long time and saw many changes in culture, for the better, in that time.

I moved over to work for Group about 5 or 6 years ago and I really enjoy travelling around the dealerships and meeting so many different people, whilst doing what I can to help them comply with Brand standards and pass their stringent audits.

Let’s be honest if I didn’t enjoy my job, I wouldn’t be here 12 years later!

Outside of work I’m very busy; I’m rebuilding a classic motorbike and also help out with Poodles in Need, a poodle rescue organisation dedicated to rehabilitating and re-homing poodles. I currently have 9 poodles (the most we’ve ever had in one go was 15) at home with me, all with various issues, they all go on holiday with us in our touring caravan!

We travel all over the country rescuing poodles and have a network of foster homes up and down the country, I’ve lost count of how many we’ve re-homed, but it’s great to know they’re now happy and well cared for.

I also teach Yoga a couple of evenings a week and am the current Chairman of the Comprehensive Yoga Fellowship and my wife Ange is Education Co-Ordinator; we train Yoga teachers.

Last but not least I’ve been married for nearly 25 years …so, I don’t have much spare time…I have a wife!

Phil, Swansway employee