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 - Brand 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 endeavor to instill this across the business.
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 the their customers first. I am proud to work in this friendly and inviting environment so why not visit us and experience this for yourself.
Dave Berwick – Service Manager
Fareed Mulla – Sales Executive
have been in the motor industry since 2007, Started at ToyotaWorld
Birmingham as a sales executive, moved into a management role in 2012 as
a Retail manager for ToyotaWorld Tamworth. Have been a retail manager
at SEAT Birmingham for last 6 years and now back in sales role here at
VW. Have previously worked for BMW & Vauxhall. I am Accredited
motability specialist since 2007.
Rob Meehan – Motability Specialist
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.
Clive Evans - General Sales Manager
I have been with Johnsons Cars for 7 years in various roles and am
presently enjoying leading the friendly and knowledgeable sales team
here at Solihull Volkswagen. I am very passionate about the Volkswagen
brand and feel proud to be here at what is one of the largest
dealerships in Europe helping to provide our customers with an amazing
experience whenever they enter the showroom.
Brian Small - Motability Specialist
Having been in sales for 14years, I have a great understanding of what a customer really wants and needs. Being part of and representing a prestigious brand the focus of understanding what the customer wants has never been so important. I bring a relaxed feeling and a refreshing approach to the process and any customer from any background can be assured that the next purchase is just the start of a long standing relationship with me and Johnsons Volkswagen Solihull .
Steve Quinn - Service Manager
I have been with Johnsons Volkswagen for 4 years and recently become Service Manager. I am enjoying my role, it gives me an opportunity to help customers on a daily basis, to make life easier for themselves over the next 3 years. We do our utmost to ensure Motability meets their needs and to give the best possible experience.
Anthony Tolley - Sales Executive
Kieran Avery – Service Advisor
I started with Johnson's Volkswagen in March 2018 as an Apprentice Service Advisor. I have since been promoted to Service Advisor 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
Stephen Gill – Retail Manager
Nigel Sterenberg – Driver
Sally Green - Reception Host
Viv Hall – Service Reception
John Lea - Showroom 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 ahve a great team that I love working with
John Reddin – Sales Executive
Ella Podina - Service Advisor
Kevin Sullivan – Workshop Controller
Julie Taylor – Service Advisor
Emma – Reception
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.
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
Mohan Sungha – Service Manager
Dan Pratt – Sales Executive
Martin Ray – Motability Specialist
Dave Cotterill – Showroom Host
Amanda Pratt - Reception
Sue Wheeler – Senior Service Advisor
Senior Sales Executive
Ahmed Mansoor - Brand Manager
Angelo Candiano - Master Technician
Julian Gorbert - General Sales Manager
Daniel Batchelor - Business Manager
Jonathan Kirkman - Business Manager
Mark Coull - Motability Specialist
Steve Hughes - Aftersales Manager
Michelle Hughes - Senior Service Advisor
Richard Hollis - Motability Specialist
Andrew Ludford - Brand Manager
I joined Johnsons last September, from Mercedes-Benz - and I have 35 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 - Business Manager
Ryan Wood - General Sales Manager
Laim Ward - Sales Controller
Chris Charlesworth - Business Manager
Tim Chapman - Motability Specialists
Simon Fisher - Motability Specialists
Jon Mills - Brand Manager
Tony Macera - Used Car Sales Manager
Katrina Lawton - New Car Sales Manager
Chris Lamb - Aftersales Manager
Ian Newton - Motability Specialist
Stephen Bowers - Motability Specialist
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