Here at Westcars, we would like to welcome local man, Steve Puttock, as our new Retail Operator.
Steve, who has been in the motor trade for over 35 years, started out as an Apprentice Motor Mechanic, before working his way up through all aspects of the business to manage a dealership in North Devon for the last 12 years.
Steve will be stepping into the footsteps of Brian Hampson, who has headed up the dealership for 24 years, and he will be handing over the reins as he retires from the motor industry.
Brian, who has been in the motor industry for a total of 48 years, has seen Westcars expand significantly over the years into an award-winning Vauxhall dealer for the mid-Devon and surrounding areas. Brian is looking forward to spending some quality family time with his grandchildren, more cycling, sailing and motorsport – and, with this extra time on his hands, he’s definitely going to be making full use of his free bus pass!
Brian has been an integral part of the team here at Westcars and has built the dealership’s reputation for outstanding customer service and honesty. Commenting on his departure, Brian said: “I would like to thank all our loyal Vauxhall customers for their business over the years. The dealership will continue to be in great hands thanks to our highly dedicated team and a new Retail Operator who I have personally known for many years and I have no doubt that Westcars of Tiverton will continue to provide great customer service in the future.”
Commenting on his appointment as Retail Operator, Steve Puttock said: “I am very proud to be Brian’s successor and I look forward to leading Westcars of Tiverton into a prosperous future. We will continue to provide local motorists with a great service thanks to an outstanding team Brian has built. I would like to wish Brian a happy and healthy retirement. He will be dearly missed and everyone is very proud to have been supported by him over the years.”