I’d previously worked in the retail furniture industry for seven years, manager, then, the company I worked for sadly went into administration.
Then I saw a job advertised in Sales at Crewe SEAT and thought maybe the time had come to take a different career path. As you can imagine I was a little apprehensive stepping into the whole new world of car sales, but I passed my exams and became fully accredited SEAT Sales Executive in January 2015.
Even better, I passed with a merit, and as a reward for my hard work, SEAT UK sent me for an action packed two day trip to Barcelona, the home of the brand!
2015 was a pretty spectacular year all-round, because in February that year Crewe SEAT won the AM Award for Best Dealership of the Year; that’s like a film winning an Oscar and the whole team were buzzing to have achieved something so special.
Later in 2015 I was encouraged to apply for the position of Business Manager at Crewe SEAT; and in December 2015 I was given an early Christmas present - a new job role and a great new career in a dealership and with a group that I care passionately about.
A year on from taking on my new role and I’m still loving it; don’t get me wrong, it’s a challenging role with stiff targets and I need to be on the ball; but working with a great team and a supportive boss, makes the job enjoyable.