Meet The Team
Steve Hibbert is Chairman and Non-Exec Director of many businesses including Vanrooyen EPS Limited and is the owner of Private Equity House Pinnacle who backed VR's plans. Steve brings to the VR team 27 years of solid success within business. When Martin Rylands presented the business plan to me over 4 years ago, I backed it immediately as the passion, flair and determination to succeed was evident in the very first meeting with the VR team and their attention to detail is simply first class.
Dream Car: Bentley Continental GT
Skills and Expertise: Business Development, Management, Sales Operations
"For me investment is simple, I back good people with a solid business plan, this year as VR reaches its 5th year in business it is on target to achieve over £18 millions of sales and has a solid business plan to expand in the Northwest to over £60 million in the next 5 years."
He's the man at the helm of the Chester operation and comes armed with over 20 years of main dealer experience, including Honda, Citroen, and Toyota to name a few.
Rob started out as a trainee sales executive back in 1999 and quickly moved through the ranks achieving his first Sales Manager position at the tender age of 24.
He has always worked in the motor industry and has big, bold ambitions as he sets himself a target to be the best independent dealer regarding customer satisfaction and Customer experience.
Rob is married to Deborah with 3 children and enjoys outdoor pursuits such as mountain biking and camping. He also enjoys spending time on his beloved Honda CBR.
Favourite Car: Range Rover Autobiography Bentley Continental GTC
Andrew has over 15 years' experience at main dealer level including prestige marques such as Aston Martin and BMW, with the former being his favoured brand he is our resident expert for all things Aston! Andy also specialises in all areas of automotive funding, and works closely with our funding partners to make sure that our clients are getting the very best finance options to suit their needs. Andrew is also known for his hyper attention to detail, only the most perfect car will pass his inspection!
Dream Car: Aston Martin V12 Vantage S
Skills and Expertise: Finance Specialist, Aston Martin Expert, Over 13 Years' Experience
"Most of the time I can be found at our Chester site VR EPS Chester. We are passionate about suiting any vehicle to any budget, and if cars haven't passed our extensive quality inspection process – they don't go up for sale. Various finance options are always available to help you budget towards your dream car."
Neville joined Vanrooyen bringing with him over 25 years of motor trade knowledge, he has worked and ran dealerships for some of the best-known manufactures in the automotive industry, and has customer care at the very core of his priority's. Neville specialises in new and used car sales, and also has years of experience in valuing vehicles. If you want to look at purchasing any of our stock please contact Neville with your requirements and he will be happy to help!
Dream Car: Range Rover Sport (Ducati for a bike!)
Skills and Expertise: Sales, Over 25 Years Dealership Experience, Used Car Finance
"Along with Andy, you can usually find me at VR EPS site in Chester! We have a stunning range of quality used cars and incredible finance deals on offer no matter what your credit rating may be. I enjoy bringing my years of experience to the team and working with such an established and knowledgeable company!"
Keith joins us with a vast amount of experience having started with Pendragon in 1985 at their Ferrari dealership as a technician. Keith then went on to become the service manager and was there for 6 years. After Ferrari Keith Joined Aston Martin as After Sales Manager where he stayed for 15 years before joining VR. Keith is a keen golfer and enjoys F1, cycling and Manchester United.
Favourite Car: Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato
Andy has previously worked in Finance and for Autotrader, Andy will do everything in his power to find your perfect dream car and give you the best options financially. Andy is an avid fan of all things motorsport and even used to coach drivers at Oulton Park!
Dream Car: BMW M4 in yas marina Blue
Skills and Expertise: Finance, Massive knowledge of most vehicles, Customer Service
"Bringing my knowledge of both finance and vehicles I can offer you all you need for your next car!"
Matt has 10 months previous experience in sales at Hyundai but saw a great opportunity at VR when our Chester site opened. Matt loves his modified cars which is why the majority of cars he sells are modified hot hatches! In the past Matt would detail cars in his spare time but soon realised he had great people skills and really got hooked on the thought of selling cars instead of working at Eddie Stobart's.
Dream Car: Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4
Skills and Expertise: Knowledge of hot hatches, People Skills, Organisation
"I look forward to making my mark here at VR and want to give my customers the best experience when buying a car from me to build awareness of our brand and to improve my people skills"
Having spent the majority of my years involved in sport, in particular football, I completed a sports coaching degree at university with the ambition of entering a career in PE teaching. This following a spell In professional and semi-professional football. A decision to consider a new career outside of education was made, and following a number of discussions about Vanrooyen and the work that is being done here with Steve Hibbert I jumped at the opportunity to become a part of the VR family, and this passionately ambitious company.
Although still very early into my sales career, all expectations of this role have already been surpassed. It’s a joy to work amongst a fantastic team of people who have a vast amount of experience within the motor industry, and I’m enjoying the learning process. Meeting new people daily is a great joy. Although standards are extremely high here at VR, this is anything but a job.
Dave brings his experience from working in the motor trade for 21 years and used to work on VR-EPS's site when it used to be Two Mills Honda for 16 years! Dave enjoys handing over the cars he sells as he loves the excitement of someone coming to collect their new car.
Dream Car: Ferrari 458
Skills and Expertise: Sales, 21 Years of experience in the trade, People skills
"Having spent so long working on this site its like coming home, VR are a fantastic company and the way they deliver customer experiences is second to none."
Nick started his career after leaving college opening a bar in Preston, aiming to become the next Sam from "Cheers". After speaking to one of his regular customers Nick was enticed into finance brokerage and then became a Motor finance specialist traveling all over the country.
Nick found his passion for sales when visiting his many dealers and decided to join a main dealer where he has been ever since. Nick enjoys films music, gaming and spending time with his family including his 2 children.
Favourite Car: 1963 Corvette Stingray
Megan joins us as Accounts Administrator after previously working in the civil service. Megan brings a vast amount of knowledge after studying Accounting and Finance at John Moores university. Megans passion for accounting encouraged her to join VR to utilise her degree in a working environment. Megan hopes to further her finance experience through all aspects of accounting and finance at VR.
Dream Car: Bentley Bentayga
Chloe Joined the VR Team in 2014 shortly after coming home from working overseas in Dubai! She always desired supercars and saw Vanrooyen as a great opportunity for a career change closer to home. Since she started, she has completed her NVQ Level 2 &3 in Business Administration and also her Level 3 NVQ Business Management. Chloe administers our vehicle sales, personalized registration transfers and deals largely with client aftercare, registering vehicle warranties and making sure each and every customer feels satisfied right until the end of the buying process.
Dream Car: Convertible Bentley GT
Skills and Expertise: Administration, Multitasking, Problem Solving
"Every team member at Vanrooyen shows pride in their work and is passionate about their role here and this shines through to the customers buying experience. All of our customers know that there is nothing too much trouble for our skilled team and many of them return time and time again."
Becky brings her knowledge from her previous job administrating in the motor trade. Currently Becky handles everything in the background for VR-EPS and keeps it all running smoothly, including setting up all of our warranties, changing keeper details and so on.
Dream Car: McLaren 675LT
Skills and Expertise: Administration, Organisation, Multitasking
"Here at VR-EPS I push to get everything running perfectly in the background without any problems, I enjoy working here for the simple fact that everyone is here to exceed expectations."
Sales Apprentice Executive
Joel brings to VR EPS his knowledge and background working within BMW/Audi specialist garages, with a passion for all things cars. He currently maintains and organises our quality used cars and helps ensure that every single customer handover is a successful one and keeping all of our followers on social media updated with new stock and finance offers. Also Joel is the face behind the camera for all of our photos for our cars! Joel also has a passion for bikes and F1 Motorsports.
Dream Car: McLaren 675LT & Ferrari 812 Superfast
Skills and Expertise: Customer Service, Main Dealer Specialist Knowledge, Media Marketing
"It's a brilliant opportunity to be part of the VR team, helping to maintain excellent standards of customer service and ensuring that every single car is of the best possible quality."
Peter has over 30 years' experience in the industry starting as an apprentice at Hardon Motor Company. Peter enjoys the WRC and is a devout Manchester United fan.
Pete brings a wide range of past knowledge and experience to the workshop and strives to check all of our cars thoroughly and stringently. If a car doesn’t pass Pete’s inspection it will not go up for sale until it is ready. Pete has had a number of years in the trade and still strives for perfection.
Dream Car: Ford Cosworth
Skills and Expertise: Technically minded, Years of Experience in the motor trade
"You can find me in and around the workshop usually underneath a car inspecting whether it is ready for sale."
Chris joins us with over 15 years' experience in the industry. He started working on his first engine at just 12 years old. Chris loves the challenge of getting to the bottom of any problem and happiest under the bonnet rectifying any issue. Chris enjoys Rugby especially Prenton Rugby Club. At the weekends he enjoys spending time with his new baby boy Theo.
Favourite Car: Bugatti La Voiture Noir
Connor joins as apprentice after studying motor mechanics for the last 2 years he still studies once a week to gain his city and guilds qualification. Connors aim is become a Master Technician. Connor enjoys socialising with friends going to the gym and working on rebuilding his Vauxhall Corsa.
Favourite Car: Mercedes C63