Meet the team at GKL Leasing

GKL Leasing – Meet the Team

We appreciate how important it is for our customers to know who they are going to be talking to throughout their time with us. Take a look below to meet the GKL team.

Richard Kenning

Managing Director

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01844 852000

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Richard Kenning

Year Joined: 1986

Favourite Vehicle: See below, same answer. However, my old MGB Roadster was tops!

Favourite company car: whichever one at the time provides the best customer experience with the highest residual value and lowest whole life cost!

……and Why: There are very few bad vehicles these days and not a lot to tell between most, hence, the focus on what is best for the customer’s business

In the car, currently listening to: Radio 4 or, to avoid the Archers, Magic or Smooth.

Most frequent topic from customer meetings: Happily, they always compliment the GKL team in which the company takes great pride

Other interests: Cricket, squash, tennis, golf, gardening…….. strictly when business allows!

Robert Sayers

Director

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01844 852000

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Robert Sayers

Year Joined: 2012

Favourite Vehicle: BMW M2 Competition

Favourite company car: Tesla Model 3

……and Why: Makes so much sense from a driving and tax perspective.

In the car, currently listening to: BBC Radio 4 and John Mayer

Most frequent topic from customer meetings: The benefits of salary sacrifice

Other interests: Running (Half Marathons), squash, road and mountain bike cycling, watching motorsport and rugby union and spending time with family

Why GKL in 20 words: A privately owned car leasing company which offers exceptional personalised customer service whilst also being a great place to work.

John Stevenson

General Manager

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01246 572180

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John Stevenson

Year Joined: 1999

Favourite Vehicle: Porsche 911 Carrera S or GTS

Favourite company car: Polestar

……and Why: Fundamentally the car  is well-finished, looks great, practical and drives really well. It’s the complete EV Car in its class for me.

In the car, currently listening to: Talksport, Absolute Rock and Plant Rock

Most frequent topic from customer meetings: All things fleet related from cost to performance and reliability of a motor car.

Other interests: UEFA Qualified Football Coach, Scout and player analysis for Sheffield united FC and Formally England C.

Tim Norton

General Manager South

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01844 852000

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Tim Norton

Year Joined: 1991

Favourite Vehicle: Lamborghini Urus

Favourite company car: Porsche Taycan

……and Why: 1% benefit in kind to drive a Porsche

In the car, currently listening to: Radio 1

Most frequent topic from customer meetings: Our ability to source any demo

Other interests: Football, cricket, motor racing, socialising

Why GKL in 20 words: Consistent approachable decision makers who enjoy our jobs and offer the level of service you expect to receive and beyond (consistently)

Simon Blake

Accountant

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01246 572181

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Simon Blake

Year Joined: 1994

Favourite Vehicle: Masserati

Favourite company car: Volvo XC40 Recharge

……and Why: Can get to work & back on the battery, so better for environment and cheaper!

In the car, currently listening to: Richard Hawley

Other interests: Scouting, walking in the peak district.

Why GKL in 20 words: A flexible approach with a quick response.

Peter Miller

Business Development Manager

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01844 852000

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Peter Miller

Year Joined: 2003

Favourite Vehicle: Audi R8

Favourite company car: Tesla Model 3

……and Why: 0% benefit in kind for 2020/21, pure electric, zero emissions, great range and a generally fun car to drive.

In the car, currently listening to: James Blunt

Most frequent topic from customer meetings: How the industry has, and continues to evolve with customers striving to receive the best advice.

Other interests: TBA

Why GKL in 20 words: As an independent self funding company, we consider ourselves to be trusted partners providing uncomplicated and transparent guidance.

Sean Holmes

Business Development Manager

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01246 572181

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Sean Holmes

Year Joined: 2019

Favourite Vehicle: Porsche 911

Favourite company car: Tesla Model 3

……and Why: A great all round car providing an excellent driving experience and performance

In the car, currently listening to: Spotify playlists

Most frequent topic from customer meetings: Comparing Hybrid and Electric vehicles to maximise the benefit of current BIK rates

Other interests: TBA

Why GKL in 20 words: A family run business, generations of experience delivering exceptional personal service and a great place to work

Sam Young

Business Development Manager

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01844 852000

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Sam Young

Year Joined: 2007

Favourite Vehicle: Shelby AC Cobra one of the original ones not the copy ones.

Favourite company car: Tesla Model 3 Performance

……and Why: zero co2/km, 0-62 in 3.1 seconds, 2% BIK. Low running cost, environmentally sound, high performance, high efficiency.

In the car, currently listening to: My Spotify, Radio X, Kisstory, Capitol Xtra, Capitol Xtra reloaded.

Most frequent topic from customer meetings: Electric Changeover, Charging, Electric Range of cars

Other interests: The Future of transport, Formula 1, Rugby (Used to play), Mountain Biking, building and maintaining performance bicycles, Kit car ownership (Westfield S-Eight)

Why GKL in 20 words: Independent advice on financing and on vehicle choice with no hidden agenda. Our only agenda is our customer’s agenda.

Danny Lee

Business Development Manager

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01844 852000

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Danny Lee

Year Joined: 2001

Favourite Vehicle: Lamborghini Aventador

Favourite company car: Mercedes c300de AMG Line Premium plus

……and Why: Comfy , Practical , Well Loaded On Spec and Very Economical Without Losing Any Class

In the car, currently listening to: Talk Sport

Most frequent topic from customer meetings: Tax

Other interests: Cricket/Football/F1

Why GKL in 20 words: Family run with the personal touch, easy and quick to get decisions on under writing, staff with a vast amount off knowledge in the trade to be able to advise the right vehicle and deal.

James Kenning

Director

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01844 852000

Martin Fisher

Rental Sales Manager

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01844 852000

Rose Singh

Rental Administrator

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01844 852000

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Rose Singh

Year Joined: 2018

Favourite Vehicle: Morgan Vintage car – racing green

Favourite company car: N/A

……and Why:

In the car, currently listening to: Local radio station

Most frequent topic from customer meetings: N/A

Other interests: TBA

Why GKL in 20 words: A local company with an excellent reputation. Great working environment and feels like a family

Tom Lee

Rental Manager

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01844 852000

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Tom Lee

Year Joined: 2020

Favourite Vehicle: Lamborghini Huracan

Favourite company car: Tesla Model 3 Performance

……and Why: 340 mile range, 0-60 in 3 seconds and 1% BIK!

In the car, currently listening to: Gary Neville’s Overlap Podcast

Most frequent topic from customer meetings: Availability, especially hybrid and electric vehicles!

Other interests: Football, Socialising and the Gym

Why GKL in 20 words: Consistent quality customer service. Reliable and knowledgeable members of staff. Always ready to help. Top place to work.

Robert Lynch

Retail Sales Manager

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01296 613722

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Robert Lynch

Kirstie Renshaw

Sales & Administration

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01246 572181

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Kirstie Renshaw

Year Joined: 2008

Favourite Vehicle: Too many to choose from

In the car, currently listening to: Radio 1

Other interests: Playing Netball, Going to the Gym, Spending time with family and friends, socialising and going out.

Why GKL in 20 words: Reliable, Trust Worthy, Friendly, Customers can speak to the same members of Staff, allocated a specific Account Manager, Good Team Ethos.

Steph Cooper

Fleet Administrator

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Steph Cooper

Year Joined: 2006

Favourite Vehicle: Porsche Cayenne

In the car, currently listening to: Anything the kids request!

Other interests: Long Dog Walks with my Beagle, Cycling, Socialising with Friends.

Dale Allen

Maintenance Control

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01246 572181

 

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Dale Allen

Year Joined: 2008

Favourite Vehicle: Lotus Esprit from “The Spy Who Loved Me”

Other interests: Spending time with the family.

Tim Smith

Maintenance Control

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Tim Smith

Cat Reader

Finance

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Cat Reader

Year Joined: 2014

Favourite Vehicle: Overfinch Range Rover

In the car, currently listening to: Radio One or mixed playlist

Other interests: Fitness, animal welfare, family

Why GKL in 20 words: GKL has the longest history in vehicle leasing with a constantly growing fleet, we can offer exceptional value and customer service

Lesley Kozlowski

Accounts Assistant

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Lesley Kozlowski

Favourite Vehicle: Range Rover Evoque

In the car, currently listening to: Radio 2

Danielle Johnson

Sales Administration

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Danielle Johnson

Serina Bhurji

Sales Administration

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Serina Bhurji

Anne Frew

Accounts Clerk

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Anne Frew

Janet Armstrong-Sitar

Accounts Clerk

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Janet Armstrong-Sitar

Nathan Carlton

Assistant Accountant

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Nathan Carlton

Year Joined: 2020

Favourite Vehicle: Audi R8 V10 Decennium or Pagani Zonda R

Other interests: Mountain biking, travelling, spending time with family.

Zoe Kent

Accounts Assistant

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Zoe Kent

Year Joined: 2012

Favourite Vehicle: Mini Cooper S and Range Rover Evoke

In the car, currently listening to: Take That (sorry I am a fan)

Other interests: Running, gym, reading, gardening (a new interest) shopping (what girl doesn’t) J, spending quality time with family and friends

Why GKL in 20 words: GKL is a professional company, where vehicles can be leased at competitive rates. We have friendly teams to answer queries.

Allan Luck

Driver

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Allan Luck

Year Joined: TBA

Favourite Vehicle: TBA

In the car, currently listening to: TBA

Other interests: TBA

Why GKL in 20 words: TBA

Chris Smith

Vehicle Technician

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Chris Smith

Year Joined: 2021

Favourite Vehicle: TBA

In the car, currently listening to: TBA

Other interests: TBA

Why GKL in 20 words: TBA

Kate Shiels

Service Advisor

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Kate Shiels

Year Joined: 2021

Favourite Vehicle: TBA

In the car, currently listening to: TBA

Other interests: TBA

Why GKL in 20 words: TBA

Anthony Kenning

Director

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