Pictured here inside the workshops at Gates FordStore™ in Harlow are, left to right; Jason Stephenson, Richard Wiseman and Stephen Giltjes. Between them they have a combined total of 75 years of loyal service and are all highly skilled Master Motor Vehicle Technicians, also being authorised M.O.T. Testers. Richard and Jason both joined Gates of Harlow as apprentices in 1989 and 1998 respectively, both aged 16 at the time. Stephen meanwhile joined in 1998 - having first gained his Apprenticeship qualifications at another Ford dealer, he has worked as a Motor Vehicle Technician at Gates of Harlow ever since.
Pictured here outside Gates FordStore™ in Harlow, left to right; Rickie Meads, Mel Shaw and Michael Johnson. They have been familiar faces in the ‘Gates’ showrooms for many years now. In fact, between them they have provided more than 120 years of loyal service. Mel has contributed a staggering 44 years of service, joining Gates of Woodford back in 1975, aged 18, as a Car Sales Executive. He is currently a Senior Sales Executive and Motability Specialist at Harlow. Rickie initially joined the After-Sales administration team at Gates of Harlow in 1982, aged 17, he moved into Car Sales administration and soon progressed to Car Sales Executive at Gates of Epping, where he stayed for many years. In 2018, he relocated to the brand-new Harlow FordStore™. Michael joined Gates of Woodford in 1980, aged 20, initially as a Driver, but he rapidly progressed into new and used vehicle sales. He moved to Gates of Waltham Cross and then to Gates of Epping in Sales Management roles before moving to Gates of Harlow. Like Mel, Rickie and Michael are also both Senior Sales Executives and Motability Accredited Specialists.