Jobs at Fowlers
John’s Golden Jubilee at Fowlers Motorcycles
Job Title: KTM Brand Manager
" After riding mountain bikes for many years and regularly competing in nationwide events, I made the transition into motorcycling and motocross as an almost natural progression. Motocross has stayed as a hobby but, after passing my motorcycle test, I very quickly developed a taste for speed and sports bikes. After just a handful of track days, I entered my first ‘rookie’ 600cc race and have continued to race ever since.
I previously worked for Sky in sales for just under 5 years. When I spotted an opportunity to come and work for the local bike shop where I’d been a customer for many years, I couldn’t let it pass and joined Fowlers. Since starting with Fowlers, I've been on several training courses / events / launches with various manufacturers, which have really backed up my knowledge of the bikes I’m selling, all of which, I have to say, has made my passion for every aspect of the sport even stronger!
I currently ride a 2007 Suzuki GSXR 600 for the track and a KTM SXF 450 for motocross. "
Job Title: Switchboard Operator
"I joined Fowlers on the 5th of April 2000 as switchboard operator. Although a single mother, I wanted to work full time, to be independent and to provide for my children and Fowlers gave me that opportunity.
My role has evolved a little over the years within the Contact Centre and I am lucky enough to work in an office with some lovely guys, who have become firm friends. I have seen some of the staff come and go…and then come back again! We have quite a few that have been with Fowlers for over 30 or even 40 years.
I've had the pleasure in seeing Fowlers grow and friendships endure, whilst my children are now also independent and flourishing with families of their own."
Job Title: Service Manager
"After a number of years working in the insurance industry, ten years ago I decided a new challenge was needed and embarked upon a career in the motor trade. In 2002, an opportunity arose to join Fowlers as a Warranty Administrator and I’ve never looked back!
My ambition was to work towards the role of Service Manager and, with excellent support from Fowlers’ senior management together with the highly professional training received from certain manufacturers, my goal was realised early in 2008. The Team Fowlers’ spirit is very evident within the Service Department and my staff give me fantastic back up and support.
At the moment I ride a Yamaha FZ1 and, when not in the office, I enjoy spending time with my young son and caring for and riding my horse."
Job Title: Triumph Brand Manager
"My background was working for a small family and solus dealership specialising in Triumph motorcycles since 2001. The prospect of working at a well known and respected company like Fowlers seemed a bit daunting at first. In actual fact it's great, I am enjoying the challenge and still working for a family business, but with the feel and support of a larger family.
My position within the company since joining in November 2007 is Triumph Brand Manager and I feel I have embarked on a career rather than just filling a job. The company provides ongoing in house training and support not only for the Triumph brand, but also the other motorcycle brands that we sell.
The showroom is always busy and I enjoy seeing so many interesting people, it really makes the day go quickly. A great many of the customers we see have been dealing with Fowlers for a long time, but it's always good to see friendly faces from my previous dealership and to meet new customers who have come to Fowlers for the first time."