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A wealth of experience and expertise at Gates of Harlow: Meet some of the team!

During the 100 years that Gates have been in business, the company has grown significantly thanks to the hard work of our dedicated staff. There are many employees across the group who are part of our prestigious “20 Year Service Club” – members of staff who have been with us for over twenty years. At Gates of Harlow, both the Sales and Service teams are endowed with a wealth of experience.

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.

Gates of Harlow Technicians
Gates of Harlow Sales Executives

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.

One thing is for sure; If you are looking to buy a new or used car, or book a service, MOT or repair, you can be assured of a friendly greeting from the most knowledgeable and loyal of staff when you choose Gates of Harlow. For more information about Gates of Harlow or to make an enquiry or booking, please contact us today.