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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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Jamie Watts

Brand Manager

Jamie joined the company in 2012 as a Sales executive having previously worked for a furniture company in his home town of Kingsbridge, he became Sales Manager in 2014, he lives with his fiancée in Plymouth and enjoys the cities many pubs and restaurants. Having grown up with motorsport he competed in go-karting to a national level, he was South West Champion and at one point ranked number 2 in the country so moving into car sales was a logical step. Jamie has always been competitive and is determined to provide the best customer service in the industry.

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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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Dan Gooda

Business Manager

Dan joined the Murray Group in March 2018 after 8 years with a local Audi dealership. With over 20 years in the Motor Trade Dan is a self-confessed Petrol head and even spent some time living and working in California for some of the world’s most luxury vehicle brands. He is passionate about Volkswagen and is a proud owner of his own VW Transporter and can be found in his spare time attending different Motor Sport events both in the UK and Europe. Dan enjoys working in a family run business and believes that the customer experience that Murray Volkswagen gives is far superior than the large corporations.

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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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