MEET THE TEAM


“Decades of experience, total dedication”

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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.

 

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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…

BMW M5 Competition (daily)
Ferrari 360 Stradale Challenge (weekend car)
Porsche 911 991 Turbo S (daily sports car)
Mercedes-Benz 300SL (classic car)
PAGANI HUAYRA (bonkers car!)

 

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Graham Robertson – Preparation Manager/Detailer

Detailing isn’t a job; it’s a passion, an obsession.

Knowing the transformation you can achieve within a project and delivering it to a consistently high standard isn’t a level you just arrive at.
You strive towards it and must work hard to maintain it.

From starting my own mobile business in the early days to becoming Head Detailer at one of the largest detailing outfits in the North of England and gaining my Gtechniq accreditation, my ten years of experience has given me the chance to work on an eclectic mix of some of the most prestigious cars on the road. Prestige vehicles are in my DNA.

Couple this experience with four years in the motor trade as a Sales Executive, with over nine-hundred cars sold, I have gained all the necessary insight to customers’ levels of expectation for their new car, even if the car itself is not brand new.

All of the above has led me to this point and I’m proud to be a member of the Pilote family.

I’ll be just as proud to see you driving away in your new car, knowing that the high standards both Gary & Jonny demand on behalf of their clients will have been met, each and every time.

If you are in the showroom and have a question regarding the stages of preparation your potential new car will have gone through, or even how best to maintain its looks once you drive away, come and say hello. I’m always happy to help.

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