Here at SLM Toyota Uckfield we are excited to welcome two new starters to the sales team. Amber Jagger and Rick Simonetti have both joined us as Sales Executives.
Amber started her career in the motor industry at BMW, where she completed her NVQ level three in Customer Service and gained experience working in many different departments, including service and customer support. After spending two years at BMW, Amber moved to Skoda to be a Sales Executive.
Although she has only been at SLM Toyota Uckfield for a week, she is already really enjoying the role, explaining: "The most rewarding thing is seeing customers happy with their purchase and fall in love with their new car! I am also looking forward to meeting more of the new and existing customers, as well as getting to know my colleagues more." About the dealership, she commented: "it Is a great showroom with lovely staff members, I am also moving to the area in the next couple of weeks so it will be great to be close to my work!"
Amber's first ever car was a Ford KA and her favourite model in the Toyota range is the C-HR, because of its "futuristic design and the fact that it is a smaller SUV but it still has lots of space! A really practical and stylish car."
Outside of work, she enjoys horse riding and spending time with her partner, friends and family.
Rick's background in the motor industry begun just under 2 years ago at Suzuki in Tunbridge Wells. He then moved to Birchwood Ford in Halland for one year before starting at SLM. He has only been at Uckfield for a few weeks but is looking forward to seeing how many cars he can sell in 2018. Watching happy customers drive away is the most rewarding part of his job.
Rick was keen to work at the dealership because he really likes the vehicles "and the fact that Hybrid really is the way forward until flying cars become reality!" His favourite model in the Toyota range is the Land Cruiser "because it’s so big! It’s like driving a leather lounge chair, but I also like the C-HR for it’s looks and the great drive it offers."
His first ever car was a 1980/91 V Reg K4 Ford Cortina. He recalls that four months after he bought it "it filled with smoke as I was driving to college. Not wanting to stop I just wound down the window, stuck my head out and carried on!"
Rick was a professional opera singer for 25 years, so outside of work he still enjoys trips to the theatre and opera with friends.
Everyone at SLM would like to welcome Amber and Rick to the team. We look forward to working with you both.