Here at SLM Toyota we are excited to welcome Ed Hobbs to our team as Sales Executive.
Pictured above is Sales Manager Lee Henwood (right) welcoming Ed (left) to the team.
Ed's father worked in and ran several dealerships as he was growing up, so he has always been interested in the industry: "I loved seeing him come home with all sorts of different and cool cars every night." He has worked in sales for many years but felt like a change. As a fan of the Toyota brand and in particular the 2000GT, joining SLM Toyota seemed like the perfect next step.
He has only been part of the team for a short time but is already fitting in well with the rest of the team. Ed commented: "it's been a lot of fun. It has also been great learning all about the motor trade in further depth and experiencing it all for myself. It’s a lot of learning and seems like a great place to work and a great team to work with."
Speaking about the most rewarding aspects of his job, Ed explained "giving a real service, which to me means adding something that cannot be measured with money or power – sincerity and integrity. Cultivating that ever-growing connection with customers is invaluable and so rewarding."
Ed's favourite car in the current Toyota range is the GT86 thanks to its mix of classic styling and modern flare. He is also looking forward to later in 2019 where he will have finished training and will be selling fully, just in time for the 69 registration release.
Ed's first ever car was a white MK1 Ford Fiesta (1982) 1.1 litre: "I bought it and spent 6 months fully rebuilding it. I was so sorry to see it go and I’d have it back in a heartbeat!"
Outside of work, you will find him working on one of his own cars or playing guitar and having a cup of tea if it's raining!
Everyone at SLM Toyota is very happy to have someone so passionate about cars and sales on the team. We are sure he is going to become a fantastic asset to the dealership and we all look forward to working with him.