Brindley Volvo’s Service Manager Gary Owen reflects on 25 years working for Brindley Garages Group.
Gary started his career in the motor industry at E.L Boutes in the 1980’s which was later acquired by Brindley. He had a couple of other jobs within the motor trade until 1994 when Gary applied for the Service Manager position at Brindley Group and was delighted to get the role. He still fondly remembers his first day well, an exciting time for the group where many people had started that same day to take on a new project.
Gary found it surreal working in the same building where E.L Bouts had once operated in Merridale, Wolverhampton. Brindley enjoyed many good years at the dealership until the group outgrew the site and transferred to Brindley Autopark with new franchises. In 2008 Gary moved to what was Brindley Stourbridge with Citroen and Mazda until relocating again to Brindley Volvo in Wolverhampton.
Gary is still full of enthusiasm for his job and the company after all these years. He said:
“It has been a great career with Brindley Group and it’s family values. It was pleasing to visit another dealership in the group recently and catch up with staff I have previously worked with or employed. I’m looking forward to the next years with the premium Volvo brand and Brindley Garages Group.”
From everyone at Brindley thank you for your excellent service Gary and all the best for the years to come.
Pictured: Top of page, Gary when we caught up with him recently. Below: Gary (far right) at E.L Boutes in the 1980's.