Here at SLM Toyota Uckfield we are very pleased to welcome Vince Riseborough to the team as our new Service Manager. Pictured above is General Manager Paul Hardwell (left), welcoming Vince (right) to the team.
Vince has worked in the motor trade for 29 years, taking on many different roles during this time. Past positions include Qualified Technician, Motor Accessory Shop Manager, Service Advisor and Service Team Manager. He has worked with the likes of Audi, BMW, SEAT and many more.
Vince has only been with SLM for three weeks but describes the highlights of his job as "seeing my staff progress and improve and receiving compliments from customers about our level of service. Feeling satisfied when my teams hard work pays off and targets are exceeded."
He was keen to work at SLM Toyota for many reasons, explaining "SLM have a good reputation and is a local family run company. The centre has a nice, friendly atmosphere and I have friends who have worked for them long term - their staff retention and progression are obvious to see. Toyota is a strong and well-respected brand, and is my first experience of hybrid vehicles."
Vince is a big fan of the early Toyota Supras and Celica GT4s so is looking forward to the new Supra due in 2019. He also loves the GT86 because of the great way it looks and drives. His first ever car was a "1972 Hillman Avenger 1500 Super!"
Outside of work, Vince enjoys spending time with his family and attending motorsports events - taking his son to the Brighton speed trials each year and taking part in competitive go karting. When he is not going to the cinema or seeing the world, he is probably working and modifying his Mk1 MX5 Eunos Roadster.
Everyone at SLM Toyota Uckfield is very pleased to have Vince on the team and he is already proving to be a great asset. We look forward to working with him into the future, helping to keep customers happy and coming back!