Ashley Gibson - Franchise Manager
Ashley Gibson became Franchise Manager at Johnsons Volkswagen in 2014, having joined the motor trade over 14 years prior to that with Hartwell’s Rover through their graduate scheme.At the start, it was more about driving, cleaning and all the odd jobs, but Ashley's passion and potential was clear for all to see and he quickly moved into a Sales Executive role at Birmingham Volkswagen in 2001.
Following the takeover of Birmingham Volkswagen by Johnsons in 2004, Ashley quickly started moving through the ranks: New Car Sales Manager to Brand Manager all by the age of 27, and from 2006 to 2014, Ashley worked across our Birmingham, Tamworth and Solihull locations.
His knowledge, experience and familiarity with both Johnsons and Volkswagen made him the ideal candidate to take the franchise further and he has been working tirelessly as Franchise Manager ever since, pushing the boundaries to excel in every aspect ensuring that the Johnsons Volkswagen put customer service at the forefront of everything they do.
Mark Woodhouse - Franchise Manager
I am in my 5th year working at Johnsons Volkswagen and 12th year for the Volkswagen Brand, I thoroughly enjoy working for a business with aligned values to myself and the Volkswagen Brand, customers are at the forefront of our business and I pride myself on treating customers how I expect to be treated myself and endeavour to instill this across the business.
Harpreet Bhambra - Brand Manager
Harry Tonks – Retail Manager
Dave Berwick – Service Manager
Ricardo Stephen-Albert – Sales Executive
Rob Meehan – Motability Specialist
Jon Hands - Brand Manager
Stephen Gill – General Sales Manager
Luke Wood – Retail Manager
Simon Warman – Aftersales Manager
Mike Pullen - Brand Manager
I have worked at Johnsons Cars for over seven years now and proud to be associated the Volkswagen Brand. Myself and the team at Solihull Volkswagen pride ourselves on delivering industry leading customer service of the very highest standard. The customer’s best interests are at the heart of everything we do which ensures a feel good atmosphere within the business each and every day.
Bob Sandhal – General Sales Manager
I have worked with Johnsons Volkswagen now for the past 10 years. Initialling starting with Johnsons as a Sales Exec and working my way up to my current position of General Sales Manager. Working for a Brand like Volkswagen and Johnsons as a group has helped me develop as they both thrive for the best, by putting their customers first. I am proud to work in this friendly and inviting environment so why not visit us and experience this for yourself.
Craig Richardson - Retail Manager
I joined Johnsons Volkswagen Solihull in November 2018; I have worked for VW as a brand for 10 years including being a Vehicle Technician, Accredited Service Advisor and Accredited Sales Executive. I continue on a daily basis updating my knowledge with VW to ensure I have the best knowledge possible to pass on to all my customers as well as enjoying the experience of adapting to the brand. I strive to give the best customer experience and brand experience 100% of the time to ensure customer satisfaction.
Kieran Avery – Assistant Service Manager
I started with Johnson's Volkswagen in March 2018 as an Apprentice Service Advisor. I have since been promoted to Assistant Service Manager and I am working towards my Accreditation which I expect to finish in 2019. I Pride myself in making sure that I give exceptional Customer Service and build my Knowledge of the brand continually to always ensure the best possible experience for all my customers.
Susan Carr - Service Administrator
Chelsea Nicholls - Rental Team Leader
I opened the rental department in Volkswagen Solihull July 2021. With over 5 years in the Rental sector, it would be an understatement to say I am passionate about the organisation and planning that goes into car hire. Along with that customer service is a priority of mine and you will always find me smiling. I can't wait to see where Johnsons will take me and how we can adapt and expand the rental side of things.
Steve Wasley - Used Car Sales Controller
Calvin McKenn - Used Car Sales Executive
Nigel Sterenberg – Driver
Tony Facer - Used Car Sales Executive
Rob Masters - Used Car Sales Executive
John Lea - Showroom Manager
Dean Stockton - Used Car Sales Executive
I have recently joined Johnsons Volkswagen and am excited to work with VW as a brand and Johnsons as a group, I have 12 years' experience in the motor trade doing sales and have a great attitude in making sure all my customers receive the best service possible.
Matt Ikin - Sales Executive
I have worked for Johnsons VW Solihull for 16 years; I am proud and passionate to represent VW as a brand and will continue to deliver excellent customer service to all of my customers. My Knowledge for VW is second to none and will continue to adapt to Volkswagens new models and specifications as the brand adapts to new adventures.
Bill Alexander - General Sales Manager
Mike McFarlane - Assistant Service Manager
Emily McKeown - Sales Executive
Harvey Rose - Sales Executive
Ashley Hodgkins - Sales Executive
Scarlett Lawson Hughes - Sales Executive
Liam Grainger - Parts Advisor
Richard Williams - Warranty Manager
Darren Rose - Brand Manager
I have worked for Johnsons Volkswagen for over 15 years from apprentice to my current position as Brand Manager.
Having served as an Aftersales Manager at Volkswagen Solihull, I recently took on the role of Brand Manager at the Sutton Coldfield branch where we have a great team that I love working with.
John Reddin – Sales Executive
Emma Parsons - Sales Manager
I have worked with Johnsons Volkswagen for over 5 years and am currently Sales Manager at out Sutton Coldfield site. Here at Sutton, we pride ourselves in our excellent customer service and are passionate about the VW brand and all it stands for.
My knowledgeable and friendly team will be happy to guide you through the purchase of your new Volkswagen. We look forward to welcoming you to our Dealership.VIEW VIDEO
Kevin Sullivan – Workshop Controller
Julie Taylor – Service Advisor
Kate Gething - Service Manager
Emma – Reception
Julian Owen - Brand Manager
have been with VW since 2003 as an accredited Service Manager, moving
to Brand Manager a few years ago. I have the pleasure of
working with both my Aftersales and Sales Managers and their teams to
nurture, grow and develop our business whilst never losing sight of our
most valued asset, our customers. Both myself and my team are always on
hand to help, support and guide customers, past, present and future and
always undertake their role with the honesty, integrity and trust one
comes to expect from us.
Eddie Hinks – General Sales Manager
Sarah Mason – Retail Manager
Emma Askew – Service Manager
Dan Pratt – Sales Executive
Sue Wheeler – Senior Service Advisor
Dave Cotterill – Showroom Host
Amanda Pratt - Reception
Ahmed Mansoor - Brand Manager
Steve Williams - Motability Manager
Daniel Batchelor - Business Manager
Julian Gorbert - General Sales Manager
Mark Coull - Motability Specialist
Paul Dempster - Service Manager
Michelle Hughes - Senior Service Advisor
Richard Hollis - Motability Specialist
Neil Costello - Parts Manager
Carl Gregory - Retail Manager
Andrew Ludford - Brand Manager
I joined Johnsons in 2017, from Mercedes-Benz - I have 38 years’ experience in the Automotive Industry, with a passion for creating a great customer experience. The core values I encourage in my colleagues are Fun, Integrity and Team. They are an amazing team who share my passion for excellence, delivering exceptional customer service and helping the community, whilst also enjoying the working day.
Matthew Gorman - Service Manager
Sam Childs - Retail Manager
Ant Mills - Retail Manager
Liam Ward - General Sales Manager
Chris Charlesworth - Business Manager
Chris Dean - Sales Executive
Mitchell Brown - Sales Executive
Ed Ingram - Sales Executive
Arfan Mirza - Motability Specialist
Jon Madden - Motability Specialist
Simon Fisher - Motability Specialist
Ben Vale - Brand Manager
Nigel Ducker - New Car Sales Manager
Jonathan Pointon - Used Car Sales Manager
Peter Squires - Retail Manager
Jay Lockley - Service Manager
Rio Edwards - Workshop Controller
Olivia Meany - Service Advisor
Rebecca Townsend - Service Advisor
Nathan Edwards - Part Manager
David Dugdale - Brand Manager
Robert Hudspeth - Service Manager
Michael Taylor - New Car Sales Manager
Christopher Johnson - Used Car Sales Manager
David Bennett - Business Manager
Andy Marshall - Business Manager
Tony Crook - Motability Specialist
Paul Dingsdale - Motability Specialist
David Hobin - General Manager
Mawgan Parry - Retail Manager
Sarah Hanbury - Sales Executive
Emily Walker - Sales Executive
Kelly Fletcher - Service Advisor
Keely Wellings - Service Advisor
Jaspreet Bains - Switchboard Operator at Main Reception