The region’s leading independent automotive specialist has welcomed two new members of the team to bolster further growth.

The region’s leading independent automotive specialist has welcomed two new members of the team to bolster further growth.

Durham based Performance 28 has employed Robbie Allison as a trainee detailer and Leeds University graduate Charlotte Tilley as photographer and social media executive.

The two join the established firm as part of its dedication to developing future talent and skills retention in the North East. Charlotte has been employed via the government Kickstart scheme, which has been introduced to develop the skills required to progress in their chosen careers while acquiring valuable first hand experience of the working world.

The appointments follow significant growth for Performance 28, following over £800,000 in investment and expansion, including in its base, new services a new website and team members.

Aidan said: “The appointments of Robbie and Charlotte mark another key milestone in our growth as we expand our team to meet demand for our services.

“Robbie has been incredibly eager to learn and is passionate about his craft. This is his first time in a skilled role and his dedication to learn alongside the talent he has shown has been incredibly impressive. We look forward to continuing to support Robbie in his role and his future professional growth.

“Creative digital content, photography, video and social media is an important tool for many businesses which has only been further highlighted in the last 18 months. Charlotte has been fantastic at creating engaging content to support our online digital strategy.

“Our aim is to support future talent with valuable on-the-job training, developing the skills and supporting the confidence needed to thrive within a working environment. Performance 28 is a fast-moving organisation which requires a dedicated and enthusiastic team, which Robbie and Charlotte have both showcased excellently.”

The recent appointments will underpin future growth for the firm, as it continues to grow its exclusive offerings for luxury automotive enthusiasts. The firm has become renowned for providing only the best and most exclusive upgrades and modifications.

The firm is also renowned for its modification and detailing services and is the exclusive supplier of Vossen Wheels in the North East. Performance 28 is also an accredited Kamikaze detailing company and use professional Kamikaze range, only available to a small number of authorised dealers, offering the full range including the self-healing Zipang application.

Tony Thomson is an experienced luxury automotive specialist. He said: “Our service lines continue to grow and develop as we keep up with the latest products, technology and methods. We are proud to be positioned as the leading independent high-end automotive specialist in the North with the ability to offer a range of services alongside the luxury and rare vehicles for sale.

“The growth of the team further marks our dedication to developing the best local talent and in offering our clients the highest level of personalised and bespoke service.

“Our unique showroom offers a truly unrivalled experience and is set within a gated, insured, humidity controlled, indoor environment, and we use specialist lighting for paint correction. Our range of services include high-level servicing, modification including springs and handling, bodykits, wheels and tyres and exhaust systems as well as detailing including careful and intricate exterior and interior detailing, engine bay washes and ceramic coating – to name just a few.”

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In assocation with Performance 28
Posted 16th August 2021

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