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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
Favourite Car ever driven? Ferrari California
Favourite 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)
Favourite Car ever driven?:..Porsche 911 GT3
Favourite 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
Favourite Car ever driven?:..Ferrari Spider
Favourite activity out of work?:..Travelling

Jamie Lunniss - Chief Operations Officer

Jamie has been with Junction 17 for a number of years. Not only is he involved with running and managing the Showroom, he also manages and keeps on top of the Workshop and Bodyshop. From his experience in running other dealerships across the UK and being a qualified Mechanic & MOT Station Manager, his skill set has made him a valuable asset to the daily operations of the Junction 17 Group.

Dream Car?:..Bugatti Veyron
Favourite Car ever driven?:..Bentley GT
Favourite activity out of work?:..Fishing

Harrie Lambert - Group Project Manager

Harrie started his career at Junction 17 as a Sales Executive. It was his knowledge and expertise in background operations where the team realised his potential and moved him into a different department. Harrie now works closely with C.O.O. and is helping push the company in the direction for expansion across the Junction 17 Group.

Dream Car?:...BMW i8 Roadster
Favourite Car ever driven?:...McLaren MP4-12C
Favourite activity out of work?:...Golf

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.

Dream Car?:...Jaguar F-Type SVR
Favourite Car ever driven?:...Ferrari California
Favourite activity out of work?:...Playing golf, going motocross and watching football

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
Favourite Car ever driven?:...Mercedes C63 (New Shape)
Favourite activity out of work?:...Gym

Jacob Bryant - Assistant Sales Manager

Jacob initially started with us as a Sales Executive. He has done phenomenally well with selling cars, however, he was looking for a different and challenging role to further his career. Using his customer service skills, he is the perfect fit to head the Brokerage department. Already proving to be an asset to the business, we are really looking forward to what Jacob will bring in his new role.

Dream Car?:...Audi R8
Favourite Car ever driven?:...Mclaren MP4-12C
Favourite activity out of work?:...Enjoying meals out with his fiancé

Jamie Toms - Sales Executive

Jamie has been with us now for a few months. We have found his drive and enthusiasm quite refreshing and he has made quite an impression. He enjoys taking time with customers making sure they are happy and we look forward to what else Jamie can bring.

Dream Car?:...Porsche 911 Turbo S
Favourite Car ever driven?:...Bentley Continental GT
Favourite activity out of work?:...Boxing and Ice Hockey

Alexander Tandy - Sales Executive

Alex has recently joined Junction 17 Cars. Although he is relatively new to sales, his attitude and drive make him a valuable asset to the team. Already a few days into the role, he is doing phenomenally. We expect to see some great things from Alex.

Dream Car?:...Mazda RX7
Favourite Car ever driven?:...Nissan Skyline GTR
Favourite activity out of work?:...Drifting

Elisha Lynn - Handover Specialist

Elisha has recently joined the team as our Handover Specialist. We found that Elisha was the perfect candidate for the role as she is always smiling, welcoming to customers and really enjoys customer service. Since starting her position, she now aspires to work in Sales and with her positive attitude she will do well in whatever she does.

Dream Car?:...Silvia S13
Favourite Car ever driven?:...Nissan GTR
Favourite activity out of work?:...Attending Japanese Car Shows

Luke Cole - Photography

Luke joined the company back in 2019 as our trainee photographer. After experimenting in different departments on an interim basis, he has returned as the full time photographer. He is incredibly passionate about whatever role he gets involved with, combining that with his drive and enthusiasm for the company makes him truly a great asset for us.

Dream Car?:...Ferrari 458
Favourite Car ever driven?:...Aston Martin VantageS V12
Favourite activity out of work?:...Watching Chelsea lose.

Nathan Carter - Advertiser

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 Kyle 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?:...Lamborghini Urus
Favourite Car ever driven?:...Jaguar F Type
Favourite activity outside of work?...Golf

Melanie Coaten - Receptionist / Host

Melanie has recently joined Junction 17 Cars and brought with her a wealth of experience in Customer Service which makes her a vital asset to the team. With a pleasant and easy-going personality, we are proud to have Melanie as the first point of call when it comes to Customer Care.

Dream Car?:...Audi SQ7
Favourite Car ever driven?:...Audi SQ5
Favourite activity outside of work?...Spending time with family and friends.

Mollie Bacon - Accounts Assistant

As one of the future Directors of Junction 17, Mollie follows in her fathers footsteps taking great pride and passion in every aspect of the business. Due to her mathematical mindset and her budget management, Mollie has quickly become an invaluable asset to the accounts department.

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Jason Yon - Valeter

Jason is one of our newest members of the team, and has constantly impressed since joining. His attention to detail; passion for presenting cars in their absolute best condition and his amazing work ethic all make him a stand-out member of the team.

Dream Car?:...Escort Cosworth
Favourite Car ever driven?:...My Ford Fiesta ST
Favourite activity outside of work?...Cleaning my car!