Year Joined: 1986
Favourite Vehicle: See below, same answer. However, my old MGB Roadster was tops!
Favourite company car: whichever one at the time provides the best customer experience with the highest residual value and lowest whole life cost!
……and Why: There are very few bad vehicles these days and not a lot to tell between most, hence, the focus on what is best for the customer’s business
In the car, currently listening to: Radio 4 or, to avoid the Archers, Magic or Smooth.
Most frequent topic from customer meetings: Happily, they always compliment the GKL team in which the company takes great pride
Other interests: Cricket, squash, tennis, golf, gardening…….. strictly when business allows!
Year Joined: 1999
Favourite Vehicle: Porsche 918 or Bugatti Veyron.
Favourite company car: BMW X5
……and Why: BMW X5 as a Sports Activity Vehicle that offers all-round outstanding luxury, intelligent technologies, efficiency, dynamics, comfort and versatility to new levels, both on and off the road. Best driving car in terms of performance and handling was the BMW M3.
In the car, currently listening to: Talksport or Planet Rock on DAB.
Most frequent topic from customer meetings: All things fleet related from cost to performance and reliability of a motor car.
Other interests: UEFA Qualified Football Coach and support my son at the weekends in Junior Football and County Tennis. In addition when I have time I like to take part in national charity riding events on my mountain bike with friends and family.
General Manager South
Year Joined: 1991
Favourite Vehicle: Range Rover Sport
Favourite company car: Range Rover Sport
……and Why: Ideal for those dodgy hills around High Wycombe
In the car, currently listening to: Radio 1
Most frequent topic from customer meetings: Our ability to source any demo
Other interests: Football, cricket, motor racing, socialising
Why GKL in 20 words: Consistent approachable decision makers who enjoy our jobs and offer the level of service you expect to receive and beyond (consistently)
Year Joined: 1994
Favourite Vehicle: Masserati
Favourite company car: VW Passat Estate
……and Why: Its Brown !!!!
In the car, currently listening to: Richard Hawley
Other interests: Scouting, walking in the peak district.
Why GKL in 20 words: A flexible approach with a quick response.
Year Joined: 2007
Favourite Vehicle: Shelby AC Cobra one of the original ones not the copy ones.
Favourite company car: Volvo XC90 T8 400 Rdesign
……and Why: 49gm co2/km, 0-62 in under 6 seconds, 9% BIK and big enough to carry a Rugby 7s team in a premium environment.
In the car, currently listening to: Radio 1, Kiss or Radio 1 xtra or Absolute 90’s if I have DAB in between the 20 different traffic reports I get from every surrounding county except my own! Or Playlists on phone or USB.
Most frequent topic from customer meetings: New Powertrains, telematics, flexibility of contracts
Other interests: The Future of transport, Formula 1, Rugby (Used to play), Mountain Biking, building and maintaining performance bicycles, Kit car ownership (Westfield S-Eight)
Why GKL in 20 words: Independent advice on financing and on vehicle choice with no hidden agenda. Our only agenda is our customer’s agenda.
Year Joined: 2001
Favourite Vehicle: Porsche 911 Turbo (Kahn Range Rover for every day use)
Favourite company car: VW CC
……and Why: Volkswagen CC why stylish but practical for a family car
In the car, currently listening to: Sigma Glitterball
Most frequent topic from customer meetings: Price
Other interests: Cricket
Why GKL in 20 words: Family run with the personal touch, easy and quick to get decisions on under writing, staff with a vast amount off knowledge in the trade to be able to advise the right vehicle and deal.
Business Development Manager
Year Joined: 2018
Favourite Vehicle: Bentley Continental GT
Favourite company car: Ford Escort Mk111 1984
……and Why: My First Company Car – Brand new to 100,000 miles in 24 months
In the car, currently listening to: Chris Evans Breakfast show
Most frequent topic from customer meetings: How can GKL help my Business?
Other interests: F1 – motorsport. Walking, Aviation, and Narrow boats.
Why GKL in 20 words: Small enough to be personal, yet large enough to demand excellent manufacturer support
30+ years trading – The original Contract Hire & Leasing Company. We’ve learned a thing or 2 over the years!
Retail Sales Manager
Year Joined: 2015
Favourite Vehicle: Bugatti Veyron
Favourite company car: VW Passat CC Diesel
……and Why: Superb drivers car with excellent fuel consumption
In the car, currently listening to: Status Quo Aquostic
Most frequent topic from customer meetings: Car taxation
Why GKL in 20 words: GKL is a privately owned and family run successful business that values individual performance whilst providing secure and satisfying employment.
Sales & Administration
Year Joined: 2008
Favourite Vehicle: Too many to choose from
In the car, currently listening to: Radio 1
Other interests: Playing Netball, Going to the Gym, Spending time with family and friends, socialising and going out.
Why GKL in 20 words: Reliable, Trust Worthy, Friendly, Customers can speak to the same members of Staff, allocated a specific Account Manager, Good Team Ethos.
Year Joined: 2012
Favourite Vehicle: Aston Martin DB8
Favourite company car: Don’t have a company car but driving an ex GKL Ford Fiesta at the moment
……and Why: Nice car, reliable and economical
In the car, currently listening to: Paloma Faith
Other interests: Walking, Swimming and Motorcycles
Why GKL in 20 words: A company with lasting stability and progression with the ability for strong growth.
Year Joined: 2014
Favourite Vehicle: Range Rover
Favourite company car: Golf GTE
……and Why: Sporty and economical
In the car, currently listening to: Radio One or mixed playlist
Other interests: Family, Socialising, fitness
Why GKL in 20 words: GKL has the longest history in vehicle leasing with a constantly growing fleet, we can offer exceptional value and customer service
Year Joined: 2012
Favourite Vehicle: Mini Cooper S and Range Rover Evoke
In the car, currently listening to: Take That (sorry I am a fan)
Other interests: Running, gym, reading, gardening (a new interest) shopping (what girl doesn’t) J, spending quality time with family and friends
Why GKL in 20 words: GKL is a professional company, where vehicles can be leased at competitive rates. We have friendly teams to answer queries.
Development & Marketing
Year Joined: 2010
Favourite Vehicle: The new Aston Martin Vanquish
Favourite company car: VW Passat SE Business Edition
……and Why: A very good spec, superb build quality, good fuel economy, decent to drive and overall as it says above an ideal business car.
In the car, currently listening to: Jack FM or compilation CD
Most frequent topic from customer meetings: What is the most popular business car leased today and what spec are now available as standard in particular vehicles.