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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


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. Daniel works closely with Nathan in the Advertising department ensuring the quality of listings is best kept to company standards. When not helping in running the business, you'll likely find Dan down the local golf course!

Dream Car?:...Audi R8 V10
Favourite Car ever driven?:...Lamborghini Hurracan Performante 
Favourite activity out of work?:...Golf


Jacob Bryant - 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


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. Luke is also the founding member of the J17 Tie Club.

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


Nathan Carter - Advertiser

Nathan joined alongside Luke back in 2019, and has been at the forefront of our advertising department. Nathan is responsible for all cars coming into the business, and ensures that all marques are of the highest quality. He has advertised everything from a Ford KA to a Lamborghini Hurracan and certainly knows his stuff. Nathan has also took part in pricing and buying cars and we are excited to see where his opportunities take him.

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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Jodi Lee - Brokerage Specialist

Jodi is our assistant brokerage specialist, who joins us with a number of years of customer service experience. She has a passion for cars and people, making her the perfect match for our brokerage team. Jodi is learning the ropes from Jacob, to one day take over the brokerage 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!