It’s always exciting for us here as SLM Toyota when we have a new member of the team, but even more so when they’re bringing a wealth of experience and industry knowledge with them. Our Hastings centre certainly has that, with new starter Tom Larkin joining the family as a Sales Executive.
Tom offers some insight into his background, and colourful experience to date in the motor trade:
“I originally started in the motor industry as a trainee technician with Ridge West Garage, but I very quickly realized the mechanical side was not for me. After a small number of odd jobs, I eventually began my sales career at a Peugeot main dealer in Hastings at the age of 21. I was with Peugeot for 13 years in total. I have taken a leap and decided I needed a new challenge and I’m excited to be working with such a great brand and a great company in SLM.
I have enjoyed playing football each week with friends over the last 15 years (even though I’m getting slower and my bones are rattling).
A lot of my free time is well spent, on days out doing activities with my little girl, who is obviously obsessed with the Disney film Frozen and to my embarrassment, insists on wearing the dress everywhere she goes.
Me and my wife have spent the last few years renovating our first property and I have enjoyed the experience by making changes and restoring an old Victorian house. We sold this in 2020 and have now moved on to a bigger project.
Since joining SLM in March 2021, The staff are all welcoming and really friendly.
I’m impressed with the quality and reliability of the brand. Toyota have a strong line up and it seems, a car to suit everyone, I particularly enjoyed driving the GR YARIS for the first time!”
Here’s Tom, ready to welcome all of our lovely customers as they return to showrooms from April 12th:
Although it’s only been a month in role, Tom is clearly making waves already, and showing his value to the team. Here’s a few words from Ryan Conway, our SLM Toyota Hastings centre General Manager:
“We’re absolutely delighted to welcome Tom to our Sales Team here at SLM Toyota Hastings. With the Toyota brand growing hugely in popularity with its ever-expanding range of stunning cars, we needed an additional member of the sales team to help our customers find their new car.
Living just a stones throw from our Centre and with wealth of experience coupled with a real ‘customer first’ focus, we knew he’d be a perfect fit for us. We’re pleased to say we were right! He’s already proving to be a valuable and well-liked team member, making great relationships with colleagues and customers alike. We wish him every success at SLM. Welcome to the team Tom!”
And from all at SLM Group, welcome to the family! We know you’ll do well!