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meet the staff

We go to extreme lengths to make our customers feel special and are committed to the highest standards of work. We are polite and courteous at all times.

All our Technicians strive to improve every day, to improve customer service and to improve their technical abilities. 

We all felt very proud when in 1999 we achieved ISO recognition for the Quality Management Systems we incorporate in the day to day running of all the companies within the Woodley Auto’s Group. To maintain this recognition, we are audited twice each year by an external auditor.    
Woodley Auto’s Group believes in investing in the future. It has embarked on an ambitious training programme to ensure it continues to have available the very highest level of technical skills possible. The apprentices serve a four year apprenticeship with Woodley Auto’s Group which incorporates a three year college course, gaining their City and Guilds and NVQ Motor Mechanics qualifications. Each apprentice is assigned to work alongside an experienced technician or Parts Person and are rotated within the company to gain maximum knowledge and skills. All our apprentices were chosen by us or selected by their college to join our team.

Kevin BuckettKevin Buckett
Service Manager, Woodley Auto Centre

Kevin first joined Woodley Auto Centre in 1997 as a technician with over twenty years workshop experience having worked in both franchised and independent garages. After two years Kevin was given the opportunity to run a new venture as the Manager of a small local garage close to his home. We were very fortunate when the opening arose to secure Kevin’s employment for a second time and on this occasion as our Service Manager in 2002. Further education has continued over the last couple of years taking in management workshops and a NVQ in supervisory management. Kevin’s hobbies including playing the electric guitar and running, last year he ran his first ½ marathon and raised over £300.00 for BEN, the motor trade benevolent fund.

Brian Walton Brian Walton           
Manager, Woodley Auto Factors Ltd

Brian is another employee enjoying his second spell with Woodley Auto’s; he first joined as a Partsman in1996 having been involved in the parts side of the trade since 1980. During this time he had been a manager at a franchised dealer and at another motor factors. After a brief spell out of the motor trade, Brian came back first as assistant Manager and in 2000 he took on the role as Manager of Woodley Auto Factors. He has a great rapport with both staff and customers alike and this has shown in the success that Woodley Auto Factors has enjoyed over the last few years. When not at work, you should look no further for Brian than the local Golf course, since taking up the sport in 2001, Brian has become a good club golfer playing most weekends and at present plays off 22.

Simon HargreavesSimon Hargreaves
Parts Sales Representative

Simon joined our team in June 2008 as our full time Parts Sales Representative and is enjoying his roll, working with our existing customers and searching for new ones. During his career he has been a Technician, both a Service and Parts advisor, Warranty Office and Parts Manager working in Ford, Citroen and BMW dealerships. Away from work Simon enjoys motorsport all be it these days from the side lines, having competed himself in saloon cars and single seater's in the late 70's and 80s. He also enjoys travelling and this year travelled to New Zealand to see his second grandchild who entered the world whist he was there. Simon continues to maintain his fitness or perhaps that should read he tries to maintain his fitness

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Viv InnessViv Inness
Manager Rogers Auto Factors Ltd

Viv has been with Rogers since 1973, although in those days it was known a Chloride Gaedor and his first job was filling the dry celled Batteries. Since then Viv has done every job possible in a motor factors, from van driving to sales representative and with this vast knowledge and experience it was no surprise that he ended up as the manager when the company was taken over this year by the Woodley Auto's Group. Viv lists as one of his hobbies, collecting music and in any format, his vinyl collection of 45's runs to over 7000 and on his new laptop, he already has well over 500 albums. He has a passion for photography, either on film or in the digital format and finally he also enjoys the Fairford Airshow and has rarely missed one over the years.

Barry HadlandBarry Hadland
Sales Representative

Barry has been with Rogers for 22 years starting as a van delivery driver and then moving on to be one of the sales representatives. Barry has basically covered the northern area from the beginning. This covers from Kidlington right up to Banbury and Brackley in the north and from Burford in the west to across to Grendon Underwood in the east. In many of Barry’s calls, he is now seeing the second and third generation within the garage and he is like family to lots of them. He likes all forms of motor sport and spends many weekends away with his Caravan.

Shaun WaineShaun Waine
Sales Representative

Since leaving school Shaun has spent his entire time working in the motor factor trade and for the last 15 years at Rogers as a sales representative covering Oxford and South Oxfordshire. Like Barry, Shaun has got to know his customers extremely well over the years and often gets invites to Weddings, Birthdays etc. He lists his as hobbies as including Cycling, Walking, Swimming and Drinking, basically any sport that makes him thirsty.

Understanding your needs is vital but what’s more important is to meet them for you. At Woodley Auto’s Group we are a friendly team, so you can take your time and explain exactly what you need. Then we will make sure that’s exactly what you get.