Having left school at 16, Paul immediately started working within the motor industry and joined Westover in 1993 as a sales advisor. Nine years later Paul was promoted to a sales manager, and then he worked his way up through the ranks to general sales manager at Westover Nissan.
Paul was then promoted to brand manager and head of business for Nissan. Paul has witnessed many changes in the motor industry in the last 25 years, he said: “The motor industry is ever changing, and in the last two or three years the changes have been more and more apparent. There is greater choice than ever for customers, and the customer tends to be more informed about the type of vehicle they want before they step into the dealership.’’
Paul Dillon, managing director at Westover Group, commented: “Paul is a trusted member of the team who knows Westover Nissan inside out. He always strives to go the extra mile and exceeds customer expectations.”
Paul Hughes added: “Westover has been a brilliant company to work for. It was a lot smaller when I first joined, however it has managed to retain its family feel which is really important to me. My colleagues are brilliant and a lot of them have been working at Westover for five, ten years plus.
“What I enjoy most about working here is that I form strong relationships with repeat customers. There is a 94-year-old man who has been my customer since the 1970s and he still comes in and asks for me and I have helped many of his friends and family choose their ideal vehicles too.”
The Westover Group was established in 1923 and currently employs more than 725 people and represents 15 vehicle manufacturers from 26 showrooms across Dorset and Wiltshire.