Off the Pitch into the Office. Meet Adam, Economy & Export Executive

Adam - Thomas Hardie
who's who?

A semi-professional footballer with eyes set on a career overseas coaching the beautiful game. How does a person destined for the pitch find themselves selling trucks and being so darn good at it?

 

Adam Studied BTEC Sports Science and Psychology alongside perfecting his footwork on the field.
Realising his talent lay outside the classroom, Adam pursued a career in semi-professional football and earned a living doing so.

Soon after, an opportunity in coaching the sport became available in America – specifically Seatle, Washington State and Oregan. ‘It was a once in a lifetime opportunity to spend time in America and teach kids what I knew’.

Once returning to the UK following 6 months of coaching, Adam dabbled in car sales for roughly a year before tackling his next venture, mobile valeting/detailing.
Working alongside a close friend, the pair gradually built a strong and reliable client base in Cheshire and the surrounding area. Ferrari, Aston Martin, Porshe and Range Rover to name just a selection of the vehicles Adam would maintain weekly. ‘The job was fantastic as you essentially worked for yourself and could organise your workload. But the winter months were tough, I don’t miss them!’

Opting for a slightly warmer alternative, Adam eventually moved from mobile valeting to join the used truck team in 2013 within the PDI department.
Here he could hone and flex his teamwork skills, alongside his attention to detail with customers and their vehicles.
Displaying a strong understanding of leadership and management, Adam later progressed to PDI Supervisor, taking ownership of the department. Here Adam would further dial in his knowledge of the business, gaining a better understanding of the customer base and its needs.

Fast forward 5 years to find Adam entering in details to the companies first eBay profile. Selling parts from breaker vehicles and eventually moving on to the odd part-ex vehicle. Adam gradually grew and developed a solid eBay profile over time into what it is today.

Now to 2021. Economy & Export Executive Adam Foy takes ownership of all part-ex and none-warrantable vehicles. With an impressive overseas client base spanning the globe, Adam has developed a reputable and respected portfolio.
Numerous successes in Africa, Europe, New Zealand and at home in the UK. Large numbers of vehicles destined for the auction are now being relocated abroad, helping to provide others with affordable Volvo quality. ‘My stock may not always be the prettiest, but anyone can sell a show pony! The job means I get to meet people from all walks of life, plus nothing beats the feeling of a successful deal!’

Adam secured Sales Person of the Year 2020 this year as Covid interfered with events previous. Adam continues to progress his sales career further and is now venturing into vehicle acquisition. Adam also provides an Economy level warranty package for V4’s that fall within guidelines.

The breaker units of old are now a mere distant memory for Adam and the department. Although Adam still can’t keep his hands off a polishing cloth every now and then.

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