Twells of Billinghay History
Twells of Billinghay began when Fred Twells started his original business in 1928 as a Blacksmith. He then later began repairing and modifying cars and lorries before becoming a Ford Retailer in 1938. Fred also owned several buses and transported local people around the county and became well known with his "Flying Fox" bus in which he took Billinghay Athletic FC all around
John and Marjorie Twells are very proud of the team they have built at Twells of Billinghay over the years.
John Twells: (Managing Director)
John Twells is our current
Retail Operator/MD and is responsible for changing the direction of Twells from
Agricultural to Motors in the early 1970s. John and his wife Marjorie have won
many awards and holidays from Vauxhall over the last 39 years and he is still
as passionate about cars and Vauxhall as a brand, as he was when the first
Vauxhall cars arrived at Billinghay in June 1980, prior to the dealership
re-launch all that time ago! He is so very proud of his company achieving the
goal of 100 years old (last year) and all of his staff for gaining eight
consecutive Customer Excellence Awards from Vauxhall, and is passionate about
Customer Service. John is President of South Kyme Golf Club, and has been
heavily involved with this local golf club for many years.
Marjorie Twells: (Company Secretary)
Marjorie married John in
1970 and became Company Secretary two years later. Marjorie still works
every morning in the Accounts department looking after credit control and
various other administrative roles. Marjorie is a keen gardener and flower
arranger and when she is not at work can usually be found keeping their garden
in immaculate condition and spending time with grand daughter Jessica.
Sarah Short: (Company Accountant)
Sarah joined the Company in 2006 after attending
Daniel Short: (Sales Director)
Dan joined the company in 2014 and brought with him a wealth of knowledge and motor trade experience gained from 10 years with a Main Dealer group in
THE SALES TEAM
Andrew Wells: (Sales Manager and Motability Specialist)
Andrew joined Twells in
1998 as a Sales consultant and was promoted to Sales Manager in 2001. Andrew
has a wealth of knowledge, greater than anyone else within the dealership about
all things Vauxhall. He is our “go to man” if anyone has a challenging
question. Andrew has won many national Vauxhall awards including Sales Manager
of the year in 2005, Andrew is also one of our Motability Specialists and is
the main reason that Twells have won Motability awards in the past..
John Dodd: (New, Used Car Sales and Motability Specialist)
John joined the team from
a main dealer group in
THE SERVICE TEAM
Michael Barber: (Service Manager)
Michael (Mick) has been
with Twells for over 40 years and is normally the first smiley face you are
greeted with when you walk into Receeption.. Michael began as a Saturday boy moving
into full time in Service and then into
Parts as manager before becoming our Service/Parts Manager in 2001. When Michael,
isn't at work he can normally be found walking the dogs up and down the banks
of the Witham, in the garden at home or by the lakes at Timberland, or doing
Tom Reeson: (Aftersales Manager)
Tom has worked for Twells for over 20 years since he left school and has worked predominantly in the Service /Warranty Department in a number of roles. Tom is a keen
Gary Hornby: (Parts Manager)
Reece Maidens: (Service Reception and Warranty)
Reece is yet another
employee who started off at Twells as a Saturday boy working at weekends whilst
still at school, and moved through into full time employment in 2014. Reece spreads
his time between our Service and Parts Departments. Reece is part way through
Mitchell Young: (Service Reception)
Mitchell has been with us
since March 2018 and has fitted into the After Sales team perfectly whilst also
ably assisting Dan with some sales duties when needed. Mitchell will often be
the first person you speak to when you call to book your service or MOT. He has
started his official Vauxhall training and hopes to achieve Bronze status by
the end of this year..
With well over 100 years Vauxhall experience between them our crack team of Mechanics are always here to keep you on the road.
Peter Barber (Technician), Peter has been with us for over 15 years and joined us from a local company that closed down where he was an a HGV Mechanic for many years. He has made the transition perfectly. Peter is a real “hands on technician” where nothing is too much trouble.
Paul Davis (Technician), Paul is our Gold Standard Master Technician and has worked for Twells for over 20 years and has great expertise and experience dealing with complex and challenging problems. Paul is also a qualified MOT tester.
Liam Hernon (Technician) Liam joined us in 2016 as an apprentice Technician and has been working for us full time since finishing his course at
James Killick (Technician), James has been with us since 2014 (after finishing at Boston Tech) when he joined us as an apprentice Technician. He is now a qualified MOT tester and hides himself away in our “High Tech” Heavy Van Testing Centre in “Unit One”in nearby
Barry Scott (Technician) Barry joined us in mid 2018 after having a few years out of the Motor Trade but is enjoying being back with a local Family firm. Barry was previously a Ford Master Technician.
Eddie Smith (Technician) Eddie also joined in early 2018 and is a very experienced and willing member of the team. Nothing is too much trouble for Eddie when given any job.
Mark Steele (Technician), Mark has worked for Twells for over 30 years and he started with Twells in our Bodyshop and then moved on to become a Technician. Mark is our “go to man” for any electrical issues and is also an MOT Tester. Mark is our Twells celebrity, being the lead singer in the very well known local band the “Stolen Fridays”.
John Tomlinson (Bodyshop), John has worked for Twells in our Bodyshop Dept. for over 30 Years and is our expert paint technician who can take out the dents and scratches in your car to save claiming on your expensive Insurance!
Admin and Support Staff
Teresa Harrison: Teresa looks after our Sales and Purchase ledgers and all banking and is an experienced and capable member of the accounts team. Teresa has been with us since 2016.
Jackie Groom:Jackie joined our Sales team in 2017 as our Sales Administrator
and has the unenviable job of making sure the sales consultants get their
paperwork correct every time!. Jackie had previously worked with Dan and John
Penny Gilbert: Penny has been with us for well over 10 years and makes sure the Showroom and the rest of the Office building is always looking spick and span. Penny loves to help out wherever possible and is the first person we go to when we need a volunteer for any other job.