Vantage Toyota Wakefield Team

Ian Marchant: Centre Principal

Ian Marchant, Centre Principal at Toyota Wakefield, joined the Vantage family in January 2016 as part of the New Year acquisitions. With 32 years in the industry, Ian is certainly a valued and extremely knowledgeable addition to the team. He thoroughly enjoys working for Toyota because he believes they are a great brand as well as a fantastic team to work with.

In his spare time, Ian is a very proud father and enjoys watching his daughters compete. His eldest daughter Amy rides horses in Competition and his youngest daughter Katy is a Sprint cyclist for SKY and is currently an impressive UK Number 1 and World Number 6. Ian is looking forward to watching Katy ride in the 2016 Olympics as part of Team SKY GB!

A lot of people don't know this, but Ian successfully raced motorcycles and won three British Championships! Welcome to the team!


Patrick Raynor: Aftersales Manager

Patrick Raynor, Aftersales Manager at Toyota Wakefield, has a wealth of experience after spending the past 32 years working in the automotive industry. Originally wanting to work with motorcycles, Patrick found his passion for cars and has worked his way up throughout his career, after joining the industry as a motor vehicle technician.

Patrick loves working for Toyota as he believes they are a manufacturer with world-leading technology and always put the customer first. He also enjoys representing a great product and working alongside a fantastic team.

In his free time, Patrick is a keen motorcyclist and spends a lot of time riding his bike on the road and tracks. In fact, his ambition is to trek to Mount Everest base camp on an Indian motorcycle - he is determined to make it happen!

Paul Firth: Assistant Service Manager

Assistant Service Manager

36 years in the motor trade and unbelievably 36 years with Toyota in Wakefield.

Joined Toyota because all his family had Toyota cars.

Enjoys delivering great customer service and giving his customers the personal touch.

Outside work he is a keen motorcyclist and can often be found on the East Coast with Paula his wife on the back of the bike.

Murray Yeadon: Service Advisor

30 years in the motor trade, started as an apprentice technician, worked to Master Diagnostic Tech and MOT tester.

Jumped at a motor trade job as he was a bit of a petrol head.

Been at Wakefield and with Toyota for 5 years

Enjoys the product and working with a great team.

He is a massive Moto GP Valentino Rossi fan, also enjoys riding his motorcycle, live music events and spending time walking with his dogs.

Neil Wilkinson: Service Advisor

26 years in the motor trade, started out as an apprentice technician and quickly rose to Master Tech.

It was the Technician Apprentice scheme that caught his eye and he joined to create a career for himself.

Loved working on cars but now enjoys helping customers and giving them the benefit of his vast Technical knowledge.

Outside work he loves F1 and spending time with his family. 

Lauren Cotterill: Trainee Service Advisor

Been in the motor trade for 12 months, started at Wakefield with Toyota.

Joined the motor trade because she loves cars and her Dad works in the industry

Loves the day to day challenges and meeting different people.

Enjoys shopping, cinema and singing.

Zoe Limbert: Centre Host

Zoe has been in the motor trade with Toyota and at Wakefield for 12 months

Her previous job was a customer service agent.

Loves how every day is different, meeting new people, getting to know them and helping with their car purchase.

Outside of work enjoys walking with her family, going the cinema and nights out