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Blackburn Team

PHILIP YOULES - MANAGING DIRECTOR
Philip started Youles motorcycles in 1985. His first bike was a Honda SS50 and he passed his test on a YB100. Philip can ride anything from a unicycle to a supercharged Rocket 3. His most terrifying moment was a flight in a Jet Provost fighter trainer. He enjoys the banter with both customers and trade.

LOUISE YOULES -  FINANCE DIRECTOR
Louise joined Youles Motorcycles in 2001 having previously worked at Lancashire County Council in the Treasurers Department. When she met Philip she had a Saturday job delivering cakes. Louise reckons her fast driving resulted in a few 'damaged in transit' cakes, but we reckon it was probably more a case of eaten in transit!

ROBERT MERCER - GENERAL MANAGER
Rob has been in the motorcycle trade for ever and has worked with Philip even longer. He currently ownes a selection of antique motorbikes ranging from a monkey bike to a fire breathing CR500 Motard. Rob can usually be found riding a Triumph Bonneville

DAVE ECKERSALL - SALES/BUSINESS MANGER
Dave joined us in 2010 from a car sales background. Having started as a bike sales person he is now the sales/business manager. He currently rides a street triple during the nicer weather.

ROYCE WILLIAMS - SENIOR SALES EXECUTIVE
Having started out at Youles Motorcycles as a technician, Royce soon discovered that he preferred to be front of shop so he joined the sales team in 2000. He currently drives a Toyota Celica and rides about on a Bonneville when the sun comes out!

JASON NOBLET -  SALES EXECUTIVE
Jason joined our sales team in 2011 after being in the motorcycle trade for 11 years. When he is not riding his R6 he can be found either cruising the lakes on a Moto Cruiser or rock climbing.

STAN COX - SALES EXECUTIVE
Stan joined the Youles Sales team in June 2016 having been in the motor trade since leaving school. Stan has a real passion for anything on two wheels and currently owns a beautifully customised Harley 1200. Starting out on motorbikes, he had a yearning to be a stunt rider ........until he tried it for real!

ANDY DAWSON - AFTER SALES MANAGER
Andy made the transition from Customer to Team Member at the beginning of 2018 and he hasn't looked back since! Now our After Sales manager, he commutes in every day on his Suzuki Address and spends his free time with his partner, his son, and his new Street Triple S!

MICHAEL BYRNE – WORKSHOP MANAGER
Mick joined us in 2005 and has been in the trade since 1991- he is responsible for the smooth running of the workshop. Also an M.O.T tester he often attends training courses to keep up to speed with the latest technology. He currently rides a CB500 and his most recent project is a diesel bike – that can be seen on Youtube

DANNY CROOK - TECHNICIAN
Danny joined us in 2002 as an apprentice technician – he is now fully qualified as well as being an M.O.T tester. He is highly skilled in all aspects of service and repair of motorcycles and scooters.

CHRIS THORNBER – DRIVER/VALETER
Chris joined us in 2007 and is responsible for the excellent presentation of our used motorcycles. His duties also include the safe delivery of motorcycles to our customers. His current bikes are CB600F Hornet . He also runs a dog named Oscar but we recon the dog walks him he doesn’t walk the dog !

LUKE WHITTAKER – TECHNICIAN
Luke joined the workshop team in June 2011 as our apprentice and has just been awarded the Motor Engineering Apprentice of the Year. He is now a fully qualified Technician and rides a Kawasaki ZX6.

ROWENA SHACKLETON – ACCOUNTS
Rowena has been with us since 2009 after returning from living in Australia. She is responsible for a whole host of admin duties – she is the AFRL Queen. Rowena has two sons and a husband that Royce keeps trying to convince needs a Bonneville.

NICOLA BIRCHAL - ACCOUNTS
Nicola has been with us since 2014, after working in the travel industry for 22 years and is responsible for a whole host of admin duties. Nicola has a daughter and son and spends most of her spare time taxi-ing her son around to his many sporting activities.

KATHERINE HJ - MARKETING EXECUTIVE
Katherine joined the team in March 2018 and hit the ground running with our marketing campaigns, managing Triumph, Suzuki, and Scooter brands, as well as the Youles Motorcycles brand as a whole! She's taken on our newsletters, as our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, as well as producing videos for our YouTube channel, and our promotional images. Working between our Blackburn and Manchester sites, she commands the A and B-roads on her Honda Grom, with a Suzuki GS500 waiting patiently in the garage for when she passes her bike test.

DAVID SCRAFTON - WEB CONTENT ADMINISTRATOR
David joined Youles in Jan 2016 and is responsible for updating the content on Youles websites on a part-time basis.  Loves anything on two wheels with or without an engine and enjoys a good smoke.....out and about on his MZ ETZ251.