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CVSL takes on Etape Caledonia

Our very own Tony Poole and Stuart Sinclair are taking on 81 miles of cycling through the Scottish Highlands in Etape Caledonia, all to raise vital funds for Ronald MacDonald House in Manchester.

Steve Burne, Tony’s brother –in-law and close friend of all the team at CVSL was diagnosed with terminal cancer in October 2017 and in the precious time he has left, he is hoping to raise £250,000 for Ronald MacDonald House in Manchester.  The charity, which Steve has been involved with for over 15 years, keeps families together through difficult times at the hospital.  The £250,000 will allow Ronald MacDonald House Manchester to refurbish three living areas to large family rooms of up to 6 people where families can stay together for a longer period of time.

Tony Poole Director at CVSL comments ‘’ I feel honoured to be cycling 81 miles through the Caledonian Hills to raise funds for the new  Steve Burne rooms at Ronald MacDonald House, I didn’t have to think twice about participating for this great cause, although the twisting climb of Mount Schiehallion at 1,083 metres worries me! ‘’
We are hoping to raise a significant amount for Steve and Ronald MacDonald House, I know how close this is to his heart. ‘’ Tony continues,  ‘’I have known Steve for a long time and has always been involved with this great charity and since 2012 he has dedicated even more of his time as Chairman to board of governors  at RHMC in Manchester.’’

Tony and Stuart who are participating in the challenge with a team of 12, will be joined by Steve’s son Daniel Burne and other close friends to raise funds for the Steve Burne Rooms.

We wish the whole team, the best of luck with their challenge.

If you would like to support them and help Ronald MacDonald House in Manchester you can donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/etapecaledoniaburne

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We are hiring!

What are we looking for?
We are looking for a sales executive based at our head office in Altrincham, Cheshire

We want an ambitious, dedicated team player, ideally with an automotive background, keen to grow their portfolio of clients in this highly competitive market.

Job specification:

  • Dealing with large volumes of sales enquiries by telephone and email
  • Communication with clients, dealerships and finance houses to ensure a smooth process from enquiry to delivery
  • Cold-calling and lead development
  • Research and advice on products and vehicles
  • Customer care – queries, issue handling

Skills required:

  • Self-driven and quick thinker
  • The ability to work in a fast paced team
  • Good level of numeracy
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • A strong communicator
  • Motor trade experience would be an advantage

What do we offer?
We offer a competitive salary package with target-based bonus structure. We provide training in order to enhance your skill-set and knowledge.

If you wish to apply for this role please email your CV along with a covering letter outlining why you are ideal for this exciting role to Sales Director, Stuart.Sinclair@cvsl.co.uk

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Neil Barlow wins Mark Cueto Pro-Am Charity Golf Day

Our commercial vehicle specialist, Neil Barlow, participated in the Mark Cueto Pro-Am Charity Golf Day in aid of the Lancashire Association of Boys & Girls Club (LABGC).

The charity supports children aged between 8 and 21 years by providing them with safe and exciting activities at affiliated clubs, giving them positive experiences, where they can make new friends and realise their potential as responsible citizens.

The golf day was hosted by former England International, British Lions & Shark Rugby player Mark Cueto, who is now ambassador at the charity after taking over from Bill Beaumont.

Neil commented:  “ as I am a keen golfer, I was delighted to get an invite to the Mark Cueto Pro-Am Charity Golf Day for such a great cause as Lancashire Boys & Girls Clubs who organise many events for youngsters in the local community.’’

Neil, who plays golf regularly in his spare time, enjoyed coming in at first place at Hillside Golf Club.

Looking for that commercial vehicle? Or golf advice from our very own Pro? Speak to Neil today!

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Stu’s 81 mile Caledonian Cycle Challenge

Our very own Sales Director, Stu Sinclair has swapped his suit for lycra this year by cycling 81 miles through Scotland for his chosen charity of ‘Tiny Steps’. Starting at the crack of dawn the ETAPE Caledonia took cyclist through the stunning scenery and hills of Pitlochry, Scotland.

Upon finishing the challenge, Stu said: ‘’Despite almost running over a steward during my 81 mile cycle ride through the beautiful Scottish hills it was an awesome event raising vital funds for a great charity. I also did this ride in honour of my mate Dave Prole who sadly passed away. Knowing what I did this for kept me going, thank you to everyone who donated, it will make a massive difference.’’
The charity was founded by his next-door neighbours Martin and Laura, after their daughter Connie experienced complications at birth resulting in disabilities. The parents then recognised the need for a facility that helps parents and children in the local area of Northwich, where they can relax and entertain their children. They are currently raising funds for a sensory soft play area.

Well done Stu! If you are still looking to donate you can do so here.

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CVSL takes key clients to Anglesey Opentrack track day

As you’d expect from a circuit only a few miles from Snowdonia National Park, the Anglesey Coastal and GP circuit was far from flat – a downhill challenge our clients relished at the 2017 CVSL track day.

Despite the rain, clients of CVSL and McGoff & Byrne took to the track in a variety of vehicles – from Minis to Ferraris, to enjoy a thrilling 1.5 mile circuit. Organised and run by Opentrack, whose mantra is quite simply “to do track days better”, staff at CVSL certainly stretched their driving skills to the limit!

After an early start and a comprehensive briefing, clients spent the morning completing Sighting laps, and enjoyed a full afternoon of track time after an inclusive lunch, eaten whilst enjoying stunning views of the Welsh coast.

Tony Poole, Managing Director at CVSL, commented: “Clients and staff alike had a cracking day from start to finish. We were able to put some top marques through their paces and enjoy maximising our driving skills in exciting and challenging conditions. Opentrack delivered an excellent, value-for-money event, and the setting couldn’t have been better – perhaps only with a bit of Welsh sunshine!”

From Minis to Maseratis, CVSL has a wide range of vehicles for you to put through their paces – contact us today to find out more. In the meantime, check out these photos of clients enjoying themselves in Anglesey:

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