Having spent the last 40 years in the motor industry it has been said that I may well have petrol and oil running through me veins!
My working career started off as an apparatus mechanic, after completing 4 years on the tools I had set my sights on a company car. At that time it was the (Ford Capri) that led me to Ford as a Salesman. I have to say at such a young age to be going to work in a suit and driving a new car, I thought this is for me.
From sales my career has taken me into many different areas of the motor industry.Tyre & exhaust brake and clutch fitting, running a service station, MOT examiner,Working in South Africa in fleet sales, in 1994 I attended the achiever's convention and came third Fleet Sales.Ten years was spent with Mercedes Benz Head of Corporate Sales South Wales
Over the last 40 years I have seen many changes in the motor industry and in vehicle finance, and customer service, if it were not for customers we would have no businesses.
Lamia the name comes from South Africa and is based on all of the above, many years spent in all areas of the motor industry, this helps us have an understanding of our day to day business, how to run it and understand customers.
We are a people company, not internet, or phone; we deal with you The Customer for me this is not a job, I own the company.
"If we do not look after our customer, someone else will!" Gary Lindon
Patrick Long former Head of Ngb2b/ Newport & Gwent Chamber of Commerce/ The South Wales Chamber of Commerce
Patrick became Head of Chamber in January 2001, and tasked with increasing profile and image of the Chamber, following several years of declining business. Following his departure from the Chamber, Patrick and his colleague Anne Morris have formed a Business Services company called Winning 4 Wales Ltd, providing support to businesses across all sectors
Previous history; Twenty years spent in the Retailing sector, then expanded into Retail Training sector with a private Welsh Company covering South East and West Wales , commenced employment with a multi national Training Company and the Lead Body for the Sewing Industry and responsible for Clothing Manufacturers throughout South, Mid and West Wales.
Patrick has known Gary Lindon for 12 years and has supported Lamia through informing businesses of the availability of new vehicles both commercial and private either through leasing and/or buying.
Patrick says "Gary has many years experience in the motor industry and he is highly regarded for providing a quality of service."
Winnie Edwards joined the company 2012 and is the life and soul of the office ensuring the smooth day to day running responsible for much of the company’s operations all aspects of administration through to accounting,
Winnie came to us with much experience having ran 2 business of her own in Hong Kong fluent in Chinese Mandarin and Cantonise.
Mike Armstrong recently join Lamia in a role of Business Development and Marketing. Mike is a former Premier Account Sales Director and Head of Corporate Sales for a Large Multi-National Credit Reference Agency. Mike Armstrong has been involved in all types of B2B & B2C Sales for over 20 years. As well as working in the Credit Industry at a Credit Reference Agency (one of the Big 4) for 10 years, Mike also has experience of Sales & Marketing in the Online Retail or E-commerce Fashion / Wedding Sectors, Media & Advertising Sales Industry, Telecoms Industry and the Fast Moving Consumable Goods (FMCG) Sector.
He has over 15 Years of Experience in B2B Sales & Sales Management as well as over 8 Years of Experience in B2C Sales & Sales Management, of which 3 years is in the Joint ownership of an online E-commerce Fashion / Wedding Retail Business (B2C).
The sales, sales management, sales directorship and business ownership experience covers Telesales, Field Sales, Local Sales, Regional Sales, National Sales, B2B & B2C Sales, Exhibition Sales, Conferences, Public Speaking, E-commerce, Web Sales, Key Account Sales, Corporate Sales, IT Technical Solution Sales, Project Management & Consultancy Sales.
Mike would be happy to help on any vehicle enquiry. For more information please do not hesitate to contact Mike for an initial chat or more information on 07969 286126 or see: www.maconsultancycardiff.com.
I started my working life back in the 1980’s and over the years have covered a wide variety of roles. As a qualified engineer, property developer, through to senior management level roles, offering high customer service has always been a priority to me. I have worked in the public sector as well as the private sector, leading to starting my own company and buying a franchise in the Motor Industry. This has proved to be both frustrating and rewarding at the same time.
I come from a customer focused background where you are not just another ‘sale’ and I always aim to offer a first rate service.
Demi Lindon has been said a chip of the block following in her father’s footsteps as she has a real understanding for the motor industry joined Lamia in 2015 was able to master our systems and is now responsible for the contract hire operation from quotation to through to signing of contracts other duties include, social media-invoicing-web site maintenance
Tony Jones, the Company accountant, who has been with us from the start 2006.
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