MEET THE TEAM
"Decades of experience, total dedication"
Gary Potts - Director
From my early childhood, I have been immersed in the motor retail industry due to my father's influence. I had lots of opportunities to visit countless garages on weekends and learn first hand what was required to give exceptional customer service. This experience also allowed me to view some outstanding cars, and if that was not enough, the driveway at home always had something equally as exciting.
I have fond memories of Mercedes 300 SL Gullwings, Ferrari F40's, Jaguar XJ220's and my personal favourite, the Aston Martin V600 Le Mans.
I followed in my father's footsteps without hesitation into the automotive sales industry working for leading brands such as BMW/MINI and Mercedes.
Most recently I worked as Sales Manager for a world renowned specialist car dealership, looking after their Aston Martin, Classic Car and Morgan Motor Car franchise sales departments. During that period, I was fortunate to sell cars such as the iconic Aston Martin DB models and an exceptional Ferrari 246 GT Dino with Ferrari Classiche Certification.
As I've intimated on the "About Pilote" page, I want Pilote to be your first port of call when considering the purchase or sale of your classic, sports or prestige car, so come and see us soon, and see why we're so excited .
Jonny Potts - Director
For as long as I can recall, I have been fascinated by anything with an engine and wheels, in fact, sometimes just an engine OR wheels would do.
I was born into a car-mad family; my father was (and still very much is) in Motor Retail, and my brother had a pile of car magazines as tall as a house.
I started my career in Motor Retail at 19 and have worked in sales for Mercedes, Mazda, Vauxhall, Chevrolet, Fiat and Hyundai, most recently, managing a sales team at a prestige and performance centre.
This last position linked my experience in motor sales with my passion for fast, luxurious cars. I take a great deal of pride in my work, sourcing the best cars with impeccable history, stunning specification and where possible, in ‘like new’ condition.
My five car garage...
Range Rover Sport SVR (daily)
Ferrari 360 Stradale Challenge (weekend car)
Porsche 911 991 Turbo S (daily sports car)
Mercedes-Benz 300SL (classic car)
PAGANI HUAYRA (bonkers car!)
Dean Newsome - Brand & Marketing
When I was eight years old, my uncle George turned up at our terraced house in a Ferrari 365 GTB Daytona, and that was it, hooked for the rest of my life! I remember thinking it was as if a spaceship had landed. I even got to sit in it and pretend to drive. I'm still pretty good at those noises, ha!
My passion led eventually to a marketing and communication position at a leading prestige car specialist. During my time there, my role quickly expanded, and I was at the forefront of decision making for several years.
The move to Pilote is like a breath of fresh air, and one about which one I'm very passionate. It's incredibly exciting to be involved at the birth of what I believe, in time, will be one of the leading players in this segment, and a fantastic opportunity for all. Everyone involved shares my passion, and it's great to know that we all have the same exacting standards.
I'm particularly drawn to the idea of building a community of like-minded individuals, friends and clients based around Pilote, so come and see us soon for a coffee and some car chat.