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Volkswagen - Newton Abbot
The Avenue, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2DR

Tel: 01626 241122

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Opening Times
Sales Aftersales
Monday - Friday 8:30 - 18:00 8:00 – 18:00
Saturday 8:30 - 17:00 8.00 – 12.30
Sunday 11:00 - 16:00 Closed
Bank Holidays 11:00 – 16:00 Closed

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Kevin Murray

Managing Director and Business Owner

Kevin was born in South London but now lives in Exeter and has two daughters, he started life as a commodity broker on the coco futures market in the city and at the time was the youngest trader on the floor to trade under supervision. Kevin has been in the motor trade since 1984, starting as a Sales Executive, into Sales Management and then as Brand Manager in the South East before coming to the West Country to set up Murray Volkswagen in May 2001. Since then the business has grown dramatically and now employs over 150 people and turns over in excess of 50 million pounds.

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Martyn Sharland

Aftersales Manager

Martyn started in the motor industry as a parts apprentice on the 1st June 1976, after 36 years working for a Ford franchise he saw the light and joined Murray Volkswagen & ŠKODA in January 2012, he has 3 grownup children and 1 granddaughter and lives in Wellington in Somerset. Martyn believes the atmosphere and positive attitude of the whole team is what makes Murray Newton Abbot a great place to work and do business, he is very proud of their achievements which that have made Murray Volkswagen a multi award winning retailer year on year.

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Claire Tudge

Motablity Specialist

Claire joined Murray Volkswagen in July 2014 and loves working for a family business, she feels passionately about providing a first class service and appreciates working for a privately owned company gives her the ability to do just that. Claire has lived in Newton Abbot all her life and having now raised her own family there knows the area and people well, she is passionate about her old scooters and in her free time can be seen riding off into the sunset with her husband on their Lambretta and Vespa.

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David Lay

Sales Manager

David joined Murray Newton Abbot as a Sales Executive in May 2004, after several successful years he progressed to Sales Controller and then in 2008 to Sales Manager, he is married with 1 daughter and originates from and lives in Plymouth. David has a retail background which helps him guide his team to focus on their customers and provide an award winning level of service. He considers the awards he has won with Volkswagen as an individual and part of a team to be huge achievements and personal triumphs.

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Gavin Campbell

Used Car Controller

Gavin started working for the Murray Group in January 2015, prior to that he worked for Sony in a typical retail environment and this was his first venture into the motor trade, he is married with 2 children and a big football fan. Gavin loves working for the Murray group, he believes they have an amazing team at Newton Abbot both in sales and aftersales and that everyone is like one big family. Gavin will always endeavour to make sure we get the right car for a customer’s individual needs and prides himself on his customer care and service.

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Alice Gilgrist

Assistant Service Manager

Alice has worked in the motor industry since she was 15, starting as a Sunday receptionist and gradually working her way up through the ranks. She joined the Murray Group in June 2013 working with the Service Advisors on the front line, moved into Workshop Control in September 2014 and was subsequently promoted to Assistant Service Manager. Alice enjoys her role with the service team, it is a challenge but ultimately very rewarding. Outside work Alice sings with her husband in an acoustic duo and likes to spend time with her family and her beautiful Norwegian Forest Cat Thorin.

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David Welch

Parts Supervisor

Dave joined the Murray Group at Newton Abbot in 2012, having started in the motor trade in 2002 as an apprentice within the Volkswagen group. He is a strong believer in Volkswagen as a brand, he loves achieving the goals set within the business and believes the secret to their success is the team he works with. Outside work he is a massive movie and live music fan and enjoys socialising.

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