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Staff Spotlight: Ben Edmonds

Ben Edmonds, who joined the business in 2016 as part of a new wave of Toyota Trainee Customer Consultants, is the focus of this edition of the Ron Brooks Staff Spotlight.


Dealership: Toyota Ilkeston


Job Title: Trainee Customer Consultant


When did you start working for Ron Brooks?


Exactly 1 year ago I was inducted into the Toyota Trainee Customer Consultant programme, which began with a trip to Toyota GB Head Office at Burgh Heath and an introduction to everybody and what we were going to be doing throughout the 2 year programme.


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What’s your latest update?


I’ve qualified as a bronze level Salesperson and the next challenge is to get silver, which begins in August with a 4-day training camp at Toyota’s flagship Academy located next to the Burnaston Factory in Derby. All being well, I will have completed silver by the end of the year, and then Gold by the time the 2 year programme ends.


What did you do before?

I have a music degree from De Montfort Uni and before I started with Ron Brooks I did music tuition, teaching people how to DJ and using the quite complex software that goes along with it. I used to DJ in nightclubs in Ibiza – you could say I’ve gone from spinning discs to spinning wheels!


What do you like about working at Ron Brooks?


I like the people I work with, it’s a friendly place to be and the location is very handy for myself living in Ilkeston less than a 2 minute drive away from the showroom. The company has rich heritage in the community and as the first official Trainee Customer Consultant I’m glad to be a new part of their story.


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What do you like to do in your spare time?


I’m still really into my music, and enjoy going to festivals, the next one being the South West Four in August, which has some really cool DJs going to it.


And finally, if we asked your colleagues to describe you, what would they say?


Hopefully they’d say that I am a team player who always does his bit.


To put that theory to the test, we asked Assistant Sales Manager Neil Haynes how he would describe you:


“Ben has integrated into the team very quickly and is doing really well. He has a polite demeanor about him which has been a hit with our customers. I’m sure he will enjoy a great career in sales with Ron Brooks & Toyota”