SLM Toyota Hastings are delighted that Ryan Conway has joined the team as Workshop Controller. Ryan left school after taking his A levels and went straight into the motor trade at 18 as a valeter with Skinners of Rye. A few months later he became trainee salesman, then a fully qualified salesman for the MG & Rover brands before finally finishing his sales career as a Sales manager. After that, still with Skinners, he became Aftersales Manager for about 9 - 10 years. Ryan quotes “I like being more hands on and have always had an interest in mechanics and getting my hands dirty”. During that time he also bought a pub with his brother which they ran for about 2 years. Then, earlier in March 2012, in a moment of madness, Ryan decided to go on a worldwide adventure - along with 22 other people, they drove over land (with the help of a couple of boats!) all the way from London to Singapore. Exploring scorching deserts, freezing mountain peaks, tropical islands and dense jungles. Then he flew to Australia where, along with a friend, he drove across the entire continent from Darwin to Sydney, (which is about the same as driving from northern Scotland to southern Greece!) All in all, over land from London to Sydney was about 35,000km in 7 months! Then he decided to come home and start his career again with the motor trade. So, SLM Toyota are delighted that he has now joined the team and wish every success in his role as Workshop Controller.