Hello! We thought you might like to find out a bit more about Croyland Car Megastore, its environment and our fantastic team. Quite a few of our employees have worked here for many years, so who better to tell you than the team themselves?
Introducing a selection of the Croyland team from all corners of our business...
After applying for a trainee sales position with Croyland three times, I was eventually given the opportunity to work here - and I haven't looked back since. That was 14 (ahem!) years ago now and through sheer hard work and determination I worked my way through the ranks and have been General Manager for the past 5 or 6 years. It's been fascinating to be able to see how the different car trends have changed over the years and how the market has evolved. Croyland is also a great place to work. Our experienced staff are hard-working, friendly, and knowledgeable; many of whom have been on the journey with me and have been here for as long as me, if not longer! I still get a buzz out of giving our customers what I call 'the glow' when they leave after experiencing good service and are happy with their purchase. We pride ourselves on giving the same level of service to all our customers, whether they spend £6,000 or £20,000; everyone is equal.
This was my first job after college and since I've been here I have achieved my level four accountancy qualification, which means I am now a fully-fledged member of the AAT (the professional body for accountancy technicians). Croyland has been extremely supportive of my continued professional development. Academically, I have to keep up to date with the latest advancements in accounting, technology, and legislation as part of my AAT membership, but it has also been invaluable to get great on-the-job training and support from my colleagues.
I joined the Croyland team after finishing my degree in sports science and sports statistics at the University of Bedfordshire. I wanted to join the team because there is a really great atmosphere here, everyone is very friendly and relaxed and I get on with everyone because they are really nice people. I work on the after sales services helping customers who may want something investigating regarding their vehicles. I meet the customers book the vehicles in and take them through the process. It is a customer facing role, which I enjoy. I also really enjoy the variety, no two days are the same. Outside of work I play rugby and support Northampton Saints.
I love working here at Croyland and have settled in well. The team are lovely and I really enjoy my new job. As part of my role I help with all the paperwork involved when customers buy a vehicle and from the initial sale through to collection. That includes dealing with invoices, vehicle log books and the DVLA. The flexible working hours at Croyland are ideal for me as I have two young boys. I am looking forward to progressing my career here at Croyland.
I joined Croyland after working in a previous administration role in the construction industry. I applied to work here because I wanted to try something different and work in a different sector. In my role I help with preparing all the necessary paperwork for cars that have been sold. It’s really great working at Croyland and I am enjoy learning new processes and how things are done.
I am excited to take on my new role as part of the sales team here at Croyland.
I have worked at Croyland since October 2017 and in my latest role I will be dealing with enquiries, meeting and greeting customers as well as selling cars.
I enjoy all the face-to-face interaction with customers, meeting people and being hands on. It’s nice to see customer’s faces when they drive away happy with their vehicle. I enjoy working at Croyland, everyone is so friendly and lovely.
I began working at Croyland as a car valeter about 17 years ago and I've been responsible for the quality control of vehicles for the past 10 years. I work with some fantastic people and have made some great friendships over the years - the business has a real 'family feel' about it. Everyone always pulls together as a team and I love getting the cars up to our Croyland gold standard of quality on a daily basis.
Forecourt Sales Assistant
I joined the company 14 years ago and work as a sales assistant in the onsite SPAR shop and Shell petrol station.
My day to day role involves serving customers, cooking the hot food we sell on site, dealing with tanker deliveries, stock control, ordering products alongside keeping the shop and forecourt clean and tidy.
I love my job and enjoy all aspects of it including working with all the people here at Croyland. I like the customer facing side of my work as we get a lot of regulars visiting us and trade has also increased since the store became a SPAR shop.Outside of work I like socialising and keeping fit.