VR Car Centre

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Neville Goddard

Neville joined Vanrooyen bringing with him over 25 years of motor trade knowledge, he has worked and ran dealerships for some of the best known manufactures in the automotive industry, and has customer care at the very core of his priority's. Neville specialises in new and used car sales, and also has years of experience in valuing vehicles. If you want to look at purchasing any of our stock please contact Neville with your requirements and he will be happy to help!

Andrew Leadbetter

Andrew has over 13 years' experience at main dealer level including prestige marques such as Aston Martin and BMW, with the former being his favoured brand he is our resident expert for all things Aston! Andy also specialises in all areas of automotive funding, and works closely with our funding partners to make sure that our clients are getting the very best finance options to suit their needs. Andrew is also known for his hyper attention to detail, only the most perfect car will pass his inspection!

Dream Car: Aston Martin V12 Vantage S

Skills and Expertise: Finance Specialist, Aston Martin Expert, Over 13 Years' Experience

"Most of the time I can be found at our Greater Manchester site VR Car Centre. We are passionate about suiting any vehicle to any budget, and if cars haven't passed our extensive quality inspection process – they don't go up for sale. Various finance options are always available to help you budget towards your dream car."

Steve Hibbert

Steve Hibbert is Chairman and Non Exec Director of many businesses including Vanrooyen EPS Limited and is the owner of Private Equity House Pinnacle who backed VR's plans. Steve brings to the VR team 27 years of solid success within business. When Martin Rylands presented the business plan to me over 4 years ago, I backed it immediately as the passion, flair and determination to succeed was evident in the very first meeting with the VR team and their attention to detail is simply first class.

Dream Car: Bentley Continental GT

Skills and Expertise: Business Development, Management, Sales Operations

"For me investment is simple, I back good people with a solid business plan, this year as VR reaches its 5th year in business it is on target to achieve over £18 million of sales and has a solid business plan to expand in the Northwest to over £60 million in the next 5 years."

Martin Rylands
Managing Director

Martin brings with him a wealth of varied knowledge having worked in the motor trade for over 14 years. He specialises in anything Italian (Ferrari being his true passion) but has experience working with a host of the worlds most well known sports and performance manufacturers. The Vanrooyen name originates from Martins family, a name he wants to become synonimous in the prestige automotive sector for offering the highest levels of customer service, with an honest and open approach to business. Martin sold his first Ferarri at the tender age of 24!

Dream Car: Ferrari F12 TDF and a Rangerover Autobiography

Skills and Expertise: Over 14 years working with prestige supercars, Top Customer Service, Sales Management

"For me Vanrooyen was my dream, to see it now as a busy successful business is one of my greatest achievements. We know that the key to our success is keeping our customers' needs at the very core of our business, we strive to be the very best at what we do. Having Pinnacle as our backer has been a major influence in our success and I'm confident that over the next 5 years VR will be the brand name people will link with customer care within the prestige car market"

Glen Mason

Glen has always been around cars from an early age selling cars and Motorbikes on Autotrader (he actually advertised in the first ever Autotrader magazine). From his home at the tender age of 19 he started in the motor trade as a Valeter for a local car dealer and after 4 years with them he soon realized he was a great communicator and could sell cars. Glen joined Vanrooyen in May 2013 and has helped grow the company over the last few years, turning in excess of £18 million p/a and a reputation second to none for customer satisfaction and supplying only the very best vehicles - Our ethos is to be the best and "nothing is too much trouble"!

Dream Car: Ferrari California or a VW California Camper Van (Ducati Multistrada 1200 S DVT for a bike!)

Skills and Expertise: 40 Years in the Motor Industry, New and Used Cars Contract Hire and Leasing, Marketing and Generally everything associated with buying selling financing of new and used cars

"Having owned several motor trade businesses, I am extremely experienced and have close working relationships with many main dealers and prestige garages throughout the UK. Consequently, one of my main roles within the company is to purchase new and used vehicle stock. There is no vehicle I cannot find or supply so please give me a call with your requests."

Mike Cunliffe
Sales Executive

Mike joined Vanrooyen after spending over 10 years within the BMW network. He previously worked with prestige brands such as Audi and Jaguar. His attention to detail and customer experience is second to none, and will always go above and beyond to make his customers feel extra special. Mike is also a keen biker and will often will be seen on a sunny day on either his Triumph Street Triple or his Yamaha MT03!

Joel Rimmer
Sales Executive Apprentice

Joel brings to VR Car Centre his knowledge and background working within BMW/Audi specialist garages, with a passion for all things cars. He currently maintains and organises our quality used cars and helps ensure that every single customer handover is a successful one. Joel also has a passion for bikes and F1 Motorsports, however has recently swapped his 2 wheels for a lovely red Skoda Fabia from VR Car Centre.

Dream Car: McLaren 675LT

Skills and Expertise: Customer Service, Main Dealer Specialist Knowledge, Multitasking

"You can usually find me at our used car site in Leigh, VR Car Centre! It’s a brilliant opportunity to be part of the VR team, helping to maintain excellent standards of customer service and ensuring that every single car is of the best possible quality."

Emily Hays
Office Manager

Emily joined the Vanrooyen team in its infancy after working within main dealer groups for over 20 years. Emily's career has developed over those 20 + years and her experience and administrative skill set is specialised to the Motor trade alone, from the beginnings of a receptionist, to a purchase ledger clerk, sales ledger clerk, rental admin, sales admin (including fleet sales) just to mention a few roles. Emily's position at Vanrooyen as Office Manager, coordinates and controls many aspects of the businesses administration from vehicle administration, accounts to human resources. With the support of Vanrooyen, Emily is currently working towards an NVQ Level 3 in Management. Emily is the wife of a biker so of course she also has a passion for motorcycles, it is Emily's intention to pass her bike test soon so she can have a motorcycle of her own, her top choice would be a new Triumph Thruxton R.

Dream Car: Bentley

Skills and Expertise: Administration, Office Management, Coordination

"I strongly believe that customer service is what stands apart any business from it's competitors. Of the organisations I have worked for during my career, Vanrooyen's ethos on customer service is unlike anything I have previously experienced."

Chloe Patterson
Admin Assistant

Chloe Joined the VR Team in 2014 shortly after coming home from working overseas in Dubai! She always desired supercars and saw Vanrooyen as a great opportunity for a career change closer to home. Since she started, she has completed her NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration and is currently working towards her level 3 qualification which she is set to achieve by September 2016. Chloe administers our vehicle sales, personalized registration transfers and deals largely with client aftercare, registering AA Motor Guarantees and making sure each and every customer feels satisfied right until the end of the buying process.

Dream Car: Convertible Bentley GT

Skills and Expertise: Administration, Multitasking, Problem Solving

"Every team member at Vanrooyen shows pride in their work and is passionate about their role here and this shines through to the customers buying experience. All of our customers know that there is nothing too much trouble for our skilled team and many of them return time and time again."

Nicole Beswick
Social Media And Marketing Manager

Nicole joined the VR team to help showcase our amazing supercar range and keep VR fans and customers up to date on our various online platforms! Nicole has several years' experience with Social Media and Marketing and she is now responsible for our highly popular Social Media pages. Her role will see lots more information communicated to our customers and followers. Nicole will also be producing a monthly newsletter and hopefully bring some light-hearted humour and tons of supercar highlights for you to read. For any press enquiries, please contact Nicole!

Dream Car: Jaguar F Type SVR

Skills and Expertise: Marketing, Social Media, Design

"I look forward to helping get VR out in to the open by attending car shows and press events - look out for our supercars out and about! It's a pleasure working with Vanrooyen and the team, a high end company with high end customer service."

Jon Gray
Media Specialist

With a passion for supercars and a love for everything Lamborghini, Jon visited Vanrooyen with his parents to take a look around our amazing showroom. After getting talking to Jon we were quick to realise that he had major talent within photography and videography, and of course, he knew an awful lot about cars! He currently studies towards a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business Studies and Management, which he hopes to achieve a triple distinction in upon completion. Aside from attending college, he creates beautiful video's and photographs for our supercars here at Vanrooyen, which you can view on our website! Jon has recently passed his driving test and currently cruises around in a lovely little Ford Fiesta.

Dream Car: Lamborghini Aventador Roadster

Skills and Expertise: Photography, Videography, Mixed Media

"Here at Vanrooyen we pride ourselves on our customer service. We devote our time to everyone, no matter whether you just coming in to look at the cars or your intentions is to purchase a car off us. We believe this is why our customers always return in the future."

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