Meet the Vantage Toyota Team in Preston

Centre Principal: Ian Graham

Ian Graham

Joining Toyota Preston as in February 2012 with 13 years' experience Ian Graham works as the centre principle bringing a wealth of knowledge to this team. Since joining the Vantage family Ian especially enjoys his work as it allows him to focus on the customer and their needs. As well as looking after Toyota Preston, Ian is also Toyota CDA Manager for Lancashire.

He is extremely proud of his team who work tirelessly to be the best in every area and to give the customer the best possible experience.

When the opportunity arises to get away Ian loves nothing more than jetting off with his family for a holiday. Before joining Vantage Ian had studied at university and has a master's degree in Accounting and Finance.




Sales Manager: Simon Robinson

Simon Robinson

Sales Manager Simon Robinson has worked for Vantage since 2007 but has worked in the Toyota franchise for the last 20 years in various different roles from Sales to Fleet and now into Sales management.

Simon enjoys working for Vantage as all the staff from the directors down to our delivery drivers are all valued in the role they perform. All the team are driven to give great customer service and a really good experience to our customers, which makes it a great place to work.

Outside of work Simon spends a lot of time being involved in Motorsport in the preparation and driving of the vehicles which are mainly modern and classic rally cars.


Business Centre Manager: Mark Woodward

Mark Woodward

Mark Woodward is the Business Centre Manager at Toyota Preston. With 11 years experience in the car industry, and many years business experience, Mark is a knowledgeable member of the team at Toyota Preston. He enjoys working for Toyota because of their reputation for brand reliability and quality as well as the fact that they were named 'UK's most reliable car' by Auto Express.

In his spare time, Mark appreciates spending time with his family as well as going to the gym, playing hockey or enjoying his true hobby, photography.

Aftersales Manager: John Wharton

John Wharton is the Aftersales Manager for Toyota Preston as well as overseeing the area in his role as CDA Aftersales Manager for Lancashire. John's been in the motor trade since leaving school and starting work as an apprentice technician.

John says that he loves working for Toyota because they are "the most innovative manufacturer in the world" and because "simply, they do things correctly". It would be too tough a choice to pick his favourite car so he would choose any Toyota Hybrid as Toyota are true hybrid pioneers.

John likes working for Vantage because he feels like he is part of a very forward thinking company.

An interesting fact about John is that outside of his work life he instructs classes in the Chinese martial art Wing Chun. Any free time John has he likes to spend with his two young daughters. Simply put, "it’s the reason I work".