Meet the Vantage Hyundai Team in Stockport

Centre Principal: Paul Sharp

Paul Sharp

Paul Sharp, our Centre Principal at Hyundai Stockport, has gained a wealth of experience in the automotive industry, after starting to valet cars at a weekend whilst still at school. Whilst being a part of the Vantage team for the past 3 years, Paul has helped to open both the Oldham and Stockport dealerships. 

Paul enjoys that as part of his job he gets to interact with customers on a daily basis, and loves it when customers take the time and trouble to give such great feedback about his team. 

Outside of work, Paul (or Sharpy as he is known to the team) enjoys taking his sons, Oliver and Ben, to football matches. 

Sales Manager: Steve Graham

Steve Graham

Steve originally joined the motor industry as a technician, where he spent 4 years, and then retrained as a salesman working his way up to Sales Manager over the past 8 years.

Steve joined the team at Vantage Hyundai Stockport in 2013 with 7 years experience working for Hyundai. More recently, Steve was involved in the first retail sale of the Genesis in the UK and was able to be the one to hand over the car to it's new owner. He loves working for vantage as it is a fun place with genuinely nice people across all departments.

Many of the staff don't know that over 10 years ago Steve threw himself out of a plane doing a parachute jump. However, much to the amusement of many of the sales team, Steve once came into work with a quiff, so has ended up with the nickname TinTin.

Aftersales Manager: Peter Bates

Peter Bates

After starting as an apprentice over 35 years ago, Peter has worked his way up through the ranks to his current position as Aftersales Manager at Vantage Hyundai Stockport. 

Since joining the Vantage team in 2014, he has been an asset to the servicing team. His knowledge and experience over the years mean that you can rest assured that your car is safe in his hands. Peter loves building relationships and hearing feedback from customers who come to the Stockport centre. 

His best experience while working for Vantage Hyundai was during 2015 when the After Sales team were ranked top in the Hyundai Customer Service Index. 

In his free time, Peter enjoys watching rugby, cricket and Formula 1 and many people don't know that Peter once qualified to be a contestant on Gladiators.

Business Centre Manager: John Beard

John Beard

John was once a youth rugby league player, however now loves his job working as the Business Centre Manager for Vantage Hyundai. He entered the automotive industry in 2000 after accidently getting a job! He visited a Fiat centre to sell them CCTV, and since then he has worked for Citroen, Hyundai and Kia. 

John loves the great feeling of togetherness which he receives from being part of the Vantage family. This is reflected in his favourite work-based quote “Team work makes the Dream work".

Motability Specialist: Roy Atkinson

Roy Atkinson

Roy is a qualified advanced driver with 13 years’ experience working with cars and customers. After joining the Vantage team in 2014, Roy enjoys the great team spirit which he has become a part of. 

The best part of his job is when he receives a positive customer service score. Roy believes that the new investment by the Hyundai Brand makes Hyundai Stockport an exciting and rewarding place to work.

Motability Specialist: Steve Bennett

Steve Bennett

Our Second Motability specialist for Hyundai Stockport is Steve Bennett who has over 19 year experience in the Motor Trade Industry. Steve says one of his most memorable moments from work was when he sold a car which was going to be given to a lady as a Christmas present. The car was wrapped up by the team so she could unwrap it when she came to the showroom!

Outside of work Steve is known to his friends as Du Bonnètt, but the team at Hyundai Stockport believe that now he lives in Cheshire that needs to change.