Meet the Vantage Toyota Team in Blackburn

Centre Principal: Garry Allum

Garry Allum

As Centre Principal at Vantage Toyota Blackburn, Garry Allum, has 30 years industry experience. Garry decided to Join Vantage in 2013 as he wanted to work for a very professional organisation which has a reputation for giving the very best customer service.

Garry enjoys working for Toyota as a brand as it is one of the best motor companies in the world, who produce vehicles which are innovative, reliable, fuel efficient and excellent value for money. Garry enjoys working with the Toyota Hybrid technology which creates vehicles which are both economical and excellent for the environment. Whilst most of the industry has been pouring money and resources into diesel technology Toyota has been far more forward thinking, diesel engines still produce far more nasty toxins than Toyota hybrids and in many cases are not as fuel efficient.


Sales Manager: Lee Marsden

Lee Marsden

Lee Marsden, our Sales Manager at Toyota Blackburn, joins the team with an amazing 30 years motor trade experience however Vantage Toyota is his first experience of the Toyota brand! Lee first joined the industry in 1986 as he was looking for a career in which he could be rewarded for both performance and hard work.

Lee is very excited to be working for Toyota as he believes they are an innovative brand at the cutting edge of motoring technology. His favourite Toyota is the RAV4 Hybrid because it is a stylish 4 wheel drive with an industry leading engine. He thinks it looks good too!

In his spare time, Lee cycles around 100 miles a week!


After Sales Manager: John Dickinson

John Dickinson

John Dickinson entered the Automotive industry back in 1998 as an apprentice technician at a Rover dealership. He started his career with Vantage 8 years later in 2006 at Vantage Toyota Blackburn where he has worked his way up to After Sales Manager.

Since joining Vantage John has received a lot of support from his colleagues and the management structure at Vantage who have helped him by sending him for plenty of training. He admits that he wouldn't be where he is today if it wasn't for the will of Vantage to promote from within the organisation and their desire to help their employees develop.

Outside of work John enjoys doing DIY, going to the gym and spending time with his friends and family. He is very much looking forward to the birth of his first child in July of 2015.