Curtis Changes Gear: From Service To Sales
Meet Curtis, our new Sales Executive at Lloyd Kia Carlisle.
Curtis joined Lloyd Motor Group in 2018 as a Service Advisor, based at Lloyd Carlisle BMW. After being in this role for four years, the opportunity came to light for him to switch roles within the group to a whole new brand, with new responsibilities.
Here at Lloyd Motor Group, supporting our staff in achieving their career goals is paramount. We offer a rewarding career with the opportunity to gain transferrable skills and flourish within the company – allowing staff to continually develop and reach their maximum potential.
We spoke to Curtis about his journey so far with Lloyd Motor Group and what he’s most looking forward to about his new role…
Tell us a bit about yourself
This is now my 19th year in the trade. I started in 2003 as a Technician for Gilligan Jaguar moving to Ford in 2007 and then Audi in 2012 as Service advisor. Then dipped into car sales with Audi and Mercedes Benz, before a change to Lloyd in 2018 and back into the Customer Service role.
How did the opportunity for you to switch roles arise?
It was actually after playing football on a Wednesday night, all the Lloyd lads play 8 aside – in the pub after, the role was discussed and I felt quickly that I would be a good fit to the Kia team, but more importantly returning to sales.
What excites you the most about your new role?
I hear really good things about the Kia brand and at this site, they have been selling some very impressive numbers, so the challenge is to add to that and break some records with the Kia team. Also learning more on the ever-growing Kia range, including the EV6.
What do you enjoy about working at Lloyd Motor Group?
I have made some friends for life here, and not just 1 or 2 but many. Everyone feels more like a mate than a work colleague from owners, directors to apprentices.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time?
My aims are to be cemented in the 𝗞𝗶𝗮 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗺 looking after lots of happy and loyal customers.
What do you like doing in your spare time?
I'm majorly into my sport, Football being the number one to play and watch. Love to go to see live music too which I miss with all the Covid interruption.
The future of automotive is electric, have you considered making the switch?
I am now lucky to get a demonstrator in this new role, so my ageing 23 year old Saab will come off the road for restoration. I am 100% interested in electric and I would love the new EV6 to run. I was on a recent course with BMW at Millbrook proving ground on the iX3, iX and i4. That course has definitely helped my desire to educate and showcase electric vehicles to customers.
What’s your favourite Kia?
I am totally brand new to this range, so loads to learn but the current 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁𝗖𝗮𝗿? 𝗖𝗮𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿 – 𝗘𝗩𝟲 has to be the winner. It’s a great looking car and clearly a great all-rounder.
From all of us here at Lloyd Motor Group, we’d like to wish Curtis the best of luck in his new role.