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Meet the Junction 17 Cars team



Colin Bacon - Managing Director


Colin Bacon is the head of Junction 17 Cars. With a wealth of knowledge and experience spanning over 25 years in the motor trade, Colin keeps Junction 17 Cars running like clockwork. His ability to run the company, maintain a fantastic relationship with all of Junction's employees, and connect with customers of all ages is unparalleled. When not in work, Colin's a family man through and through and enjoys planning his next holiday!  

Dream Car?: Anything with a full tank of fuel

Favorite Car ever driven?: Ferrari California

Favorite activity out of work?: Gym!


Darren Kemp - Finance Director


Darren Kemp started working for Junction 17 Cars in 2012 and quickly worked his way up to be one of the most valued members of staff. Dazzlingly quick with a calculator, an eye for detail and always up for a challenge, Darren loves getting involved with all aspects of the business - and this reflects in his ability and drive that he showcases day in, day out.

Dream Car?: 1967 Shelby GT Mustang (Eleanor)

Favorite Car ever driven?: Porsche 911 GT3

Favorite activity out of work?: Football


Leonie Bacon - Sales Director


Leonie Bacon is the head of our sales department. Rarely seen without a phone in hand, she has been leading the process behind the majority of our car sales from start to finish. With Leonie's ability to easily assist any customer, and her superb knowledge of all things cars - she's a vital part of the Junction 17 family.

Dream Car?: 1956 Jaguar Roadster

Favorite Car ever driven?: Ferrari Spider

Favorite activity out of work?: Travelling


Shirley Jones - Director


Shirley is one of the key members behind Junction 17 Cars. She proudly adopts the mother hen role, as well as heading up human resources. Shirley prides herself on clear communication, and being the go to person for anything and everything.

Dream Car?: Volkswagen GTD

Favorite Car ever driven?: My MINI Cooper!

Favorite activity out of work?: Swimming


Paul Lomas - Sales Manager


Paul Lomas has worked in the motor industry for the last 12 years, predominantly main dealer - and it shows. An excellent decision maker, Paul knows how to handle any situation calmly and effectively, making him the perfect Sales Manager. A keen sportsman, Paul enjoys skating competitively all over the world, and hopes to do it for many years to come.

Dream Car?: Liberty Walk Aventador

Favorite Car ever driven?: 800HP Modified GT-R 32

Favorite activity out of work?: Skating


Ian Walker - Business Manager


After joining the Junction 17 team in 2016 as a salesman, Ian rapidly became involved with the day to day handlings of a business manager, leading him to his current position. Ian assists the sales team in providing the best possible service to our customers and helping manage deals from start to finish, all while finding time to make sure each deal comes equipped with the best possible price on finance, figures and products.


Daniel Bacon - Assistant Managing Director


Daniel is one of the most versatile and adaptable employees at Junction 17 Cars. His remarkable ability in relating to both employees of the company, and customers alike is a fantastic asset. Dan carries out vital administrative activities, whilst incorporating brand management skills, and being responsible for the behind the scenes funding of Junction 17. When not helping in running the business, you'll likely find Dan at the gym!


Dream Car?: Mercedes AMG GT Coupe

Favorite Car ever driven?: Mercedes C63 (New Shape)

Favorite activity out of work?: Gym


Kyle Gallagher - Marketing Manager


Kyle joined Junction 17 Cars in 2016 and has wowed the management team with his highly professional and fresh approach towards all aspects of his Digital Marketing role. Starting as the company photographer, Kyle decided to set his eyes on another huge project; marketing. His ultimate goal being to revitalise how cars are advertised and viewed across the web! He is a keen footballer in his spare time, and also enjoys cutting edge mens fashion and style.

Dream Car?: Aston Martin DB11

Favorite Car ever driven? Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Favorite activity out of work? Football


Nathan Hastings - Business Manager


Nathan takes great pride in both his customer satisfaction levels, and pleasing the Directors. His agreeable character allows him to close on countless finance deals whilst maintaining his reputation as a down to earth, and authentic young man. Focussing his efforts on turning the customers wants into needs, Nathan is a valuable asset to Junction 17 Cars.

Dream Car?: Rover Cooper MINI "S"

Favorite Car ever driven?: Lancia Delta

Favorite activity out of work?: BMX Racing


James Horton - Sales Executive


James Horton has quickly impressed all the directors at Junction 17 Cars with his enthusiasm towards every task he's involved with. James' warm and charismatic attitude makes the car buying journey a truly unforgettable experience for all his customers. His willingness to go above and beyond for anyone he encounters is noted, and we're sure he'll be impressing customers and managers alike for many years to come.

Dream Car: Porsche 918 Spyder

Favorite Car ever driven?: CLA 45

Favorite activity out of work?: Nothing, I'm always here!


Luke Cole - Photographer


Having recently joined the company, Luke has wasted no time in making a big impression on everyone at Junction 17. His passion for photography, combined with his extreme ambition in making sure the job is done perfectly makes him a valuable asset to the business. Luke has already implemented numerous different tactics to progress the photography role in a new and exciting direction, and all of us here at Junction are looking forward to what he comes up with next!


Dream Car?: Ford Mustang (Thunderbird Edition)

Favorite Car ever driven?: 2018 Ford Mustang

Favorite activity out of work?: Gaming


Nathan Carter - Advertiser


Another new starter, Nathan has been drafted in to take over as head advertiser. After graduating from Nottingham Trent University, Nathan decided to see just how enjoyable working in the motor trade can be! He works closely alongside Luke in the photography department, making sure that every car advertised is highly detailed, reliable, and stands out from the rest. We look forward to seeing how he progresses through the company!


Dream Car?: Jaguar F Type SVR

Favorite Car ever driven?: Porsche Cayman

Favorite activity outside of work? Watching Peteborough United (lose) every week