Meet the Vantage Kia Team in Scarborough


Centre Principal: Peter Stableford

Peter Stableford

Our Centre Principal at Vantage Kia Scarborough started out in the automotive industry over 26 years ago, joining Vantage with 15 of those years under his belt in 2005. Since joining Vantage, Peter has worked in at all of our Yorkshire based Toyota centres including York, the original Bridlington site which has since moved to it's current location in Scarborough, Knaresborough and has recently moved back to Scarborough.

Peter has been with Vantage since the days of being a 3 site, single-franchise company within the Yorkshire region, and has watched the company grow into a multi-franchise business with over 20 locations. Peter says despite this massive growth he still feels like he is working for a family business and has many friends within the company.

Outside of work Peter likes to get together with his friends and family, and in the summer can often be found at different race courses throughout the country.


Sales Manager: Mark Hoggarth

Mark Hoggarth

Mark started working at Vantage in 2011 within our Toyota franchise and two years later he was promoted to transaction manager for Scarborough Kia. The fantastic range of Kia vehicles that Mark gets to work with each day mean that Kia is a very enjoyable brand to work for. Mark enjoys the social side of his job as everyday he meets new customers and gets to build relationships with them.

When Mark is not at the Dunslow Road site in Scarborough he likes to be with family and friends, often taking breaks to the Lake District to get out and about on his mountain bike, or somewhere a little sunnier when possible.


​Aftersales Manager: John Bulmer

John Bulmer

John Bulmer, Aftersales Manager at both Toyota and Kia Scarborough, joins Vantage with over 40 years motor industry experience after starting his career aged 16 as an Apprentice Technician. He first started out in the industry because he had a huge passion for anything mechanical and his career has developed since then!

Kia is a relatively new brand for John but he loves working for them because they have fantastic technology and are leaders in the field who are always looking to improve.

The Toyota RAV4 is John's favourite vehicle because it's a really lovely vehicle to drive with lots of space.

In his spare time, John restores vintage motorcycles!


Motability Specialist: Robert Forrester

Robert Forrester​

Robert Forrester, our Motability Specialist at Kia Scarborough, joined the industry in 2012 working firstly for Vantage Toyota Scarborough before switching to Vantage Kia Scarborough in 2014. He chose the industry because he has a huge passion for cars and enjoys talking to and meeting new people. Robert is very proud to work for Kia because he believes they are an exciting and developing brand having only been in the UK for 25 years.

He trained as a Vantage Motability Specialist in 2015 and loves his job because he enjoys helping people make typically the second largest purchase in their life. He finds helping with these types of decisions extremely rewarding.

His favourite Kia is the Optima because he loves the comfort and style of the saloon and thinks the sound system is amazing!

As a new parent, Robert spends a lot of time with his son & also enjoys walking on the seafront in Scarborough with his family.