Meet the Winslow Ford Team
Bob Shoemark - Dealer Principle
Bob formed Winslow Ford as Managing Director in February 1972 with former chairman Mr Winslow. Bob is still very hands on with the business today and still looks forward to the launch of new vehicles. When we let him have a day off Bob likes nothing better than a round of golf.
John Duffin - General Manager
John joined our team in January 2017 as General Manager, overseeing the running of the business. John enjoys reading history, particularly the Anglo Saxon and Roman periods, going to the theatre and is a keen rugby fan. His wife, 2 children and 6 grandchildren keep him busy too.
Nicola Anderson - Accounts Manager
Nicola joined Winslow Ford on 10th February 1986 as an office junior and quickly progressed with the company becoming more involved with accounts. Outside of work Nicola has a passion for the Northern Soul scene, attending events all over the country and is also a “reluctant” DJ.
Nick Hales - Service Manager
Nick joined the Winslow team in 2013 as our Service Manager, Nick quickly established himself as a valuable member of staff with his commitment to the aftersales side of the business. In his free time he is Crew Chief and Tuner with West Ten Motorsport drag team and has been lucky enough to travel the world with this exciting hobby.
Andy Culmer - Parts Advisor
Andy is one of our newest team members joining Winslow Ford in November 2016. With over 30 years’ experience within the Ford industry we are lucky to have Andy on board. In his free-time Andy enjoys riding his motorcycle and used to be involved with motorsport for many years but is now an avid spectator.
Hayley Marshall - Service Receptionist
Hayley is the baby of our team and joined Winslow Ford in February 2017. Hayley has quickly settled in and her good sense of humour has paid off. In her spare time Hayley is a yoga enthusiast, enjoys going for long walks with her rescue dog Binky and is partial to a bit of fine dining.
Tony Barnes - Sales Executive
Tony joined Winslow Ford on a work experience placement in 1995 in the workshop and then went onto complete an apprenticeship and qualify. Tony briefly left in 1999 and re-joined in early 2001 as a service advisor. In September that year Tony was offered the position within the sales department and hasn’t looked back. He has built up a loyal customer base with many renewing their vehicles year on year with him. Tony is currently taking his private pilots licence....watch this space for when he's qualified.
Dave Taylor - Sales Executive
Dave joined the sales team back in 1996 where he has seen many changes within the motor industry over the years, most notably the technological advances with customers enjoying all the “gadgets” available on cars nowadays. In his free-time, Dave enjoys playing skittles for his local pub team and dabbles in a bit of cooking too.
Carol Wesley - Sales & Marketing Administrator
Carol joined the Winslow team in June 2002 as service receptionist and 3 years later joined the busy sales department as an administrator. Carol is a self-confessed food snob, loving to eat out and try new dishes. She frequently goes to theatre, gigs and festivals with Glastonbury being her ultimate favourite.
Tony Smith - Technician
Tony joined Winslow Ford on 10th March 1986 just after his 17th birthday on the Youth Training Scheme earning £25.25 per week! Tony still owns his original tool chest and many tools he purchased 3 decades ago still serve him well. Outside of work Tony enjoys active hobbies such as snowboarding and scuba diving, he is a keen underwater photographer winning several awards and having some of his work published as well as giving talks about his travels and experiences to worldwide destinations such as Australia, Indonesia and the Caribbean.
Dan Keens - Technician
Dan joined Winslow Ford in 2002 and has always worked within the motor industry as a technician. Dan's training with the company includes having an air conditioning licence and being accredited to apply the specialist AutoGlym Lifeshine Treatment. Dan enjoys attending car shows in his spare time and particularly likes going to events at Santa Pod. He enjoys gardening in his free time and I think all staff would agree that he is our resident comedian, always able to brighten any day.
Neil has been with our service department since 2010 and has been accredited Senior Specialist Technician. This latest training now allows Neil to carry out more specialist diagnostics which is vital with the technological advance of motoring. Neil spends much of his free time working with the West Ten Motorsport drag team as Head Clutch Technician and has been involved with the sport for some 15 years.
Lee O'Hara - MOT Tester
Lee originally joined our Wellingborough Ford team in 2013 but was transferred to Rushden after the closure of the branch. Like our other technicians, Lee has always worked within the motor industry which carries over to his free time being heavily involved with vintage and Hot Rod vehicles as well as driving, reviewing and writing articles for Practical Performance Car magazine. Lee also has a passion for fishing, enjoying fishing trips with his children and is also the guitarist in a band.
Alex Moore - Valeter
Alex, fondly known to staff as "Bessy" joined our team in 2002. Alex is our valeter and is fully accredited to use AutoGlym and Diamond Brite products. Alex has always had a passion for cars and used to race in her younger years. In her free time Alex enjoys D.I.Y., decorating and long walks with her dog Saint. She lives in a small village and prides herself in helping others in her community where possible.