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

Tel: 01626 202205

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Opening Times
Sales Aftersales
Monday - Friday 8:30 - 18:00 8:00 – 18:00
Saturday 8:30 - 17:00 8.30 – 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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Richard Willman

Brand Manager

Richard was born in Ivybridge and now lives there once again after returning to the South West in 2006, prior to that he worked for Mercedes in London for a number of years, he has been in the industry since 1985 and joined the Murray Group in 2008. Richard knows that its people that make a business great and believes that the Murray Group isn’t just one of those companies that talks about putting people first but genuinely believes that people are the companies greatest asset and without them it simply wouldn’t exist.

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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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Amy Dilley

Service Supervisor

Amy joined Murray Newton Abbot in July 2013 as a Business Admin Apprentice. A year later she moved into the Service Department as a Service Advisor and in March 2017 was promoted to the Service Supervisor. Her main goal is to ensure she gives the best possible customer service and guide her team to do the same. Amy enjoys taking on new challenges and has the success of the Murray group at the forefront of her mind at all times. She lives in Ivybridge and is at her happiest when with her loved ones and shopping!

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Paul Holyoake

Used Car Sales Manager

Paul was born in Newton Abbot and currently lives in the village of Holcombe. He spent 25 years in the motor trade, starting off as a salesman with Nissan progressing to Sales Manager and then to General Manager. After leaving the industry in 2002 he returned in 2012 to join Murray Volkswagen in Newton Abbot as a salesman, he was then asked to help out with our Skoda franchise specialising in used car sales before transferring to Volkswagen, in 2017 he was promoted to Used Car Sales Manager. Paul prefers to work for a family run business where he believes customers will always get a better level of service than at the larger motor groups, "big enough to deliver small enough to care".

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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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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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David Allen

Sales Manager

David Joined Murray Volkswagen in 2018 as Sales Manager at Newton Abbot having spent the previous 10 years working in the industry predominantly with Alfa Romeo and Audi. Volkswagen has been a passion of David’s for many years, in fact ever since his uncle had a split screen camper and as a result he was thrilled to join the brand. He strongly believes Volkswagen "offers a much more personal experience for both the staff and more importantly customers than any other brand". When he is not at work he spends time with his 3 children preferably enjoying the outdoors.

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