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 Coucil in the Treasurers Department. When she met Philip she had a Saturday job delivering cakes. Louise recons her fast driving did result in a few damaged cakes, however these ended up as damage in transit. We recon it was more a case of ate in transit!
ROBERT MURPHY – GENERAL MANAGER
Robert joined our Blackburn sales team in 2008 from a retail management position, he then moved over to our Manchester branch in 2012. He rides to work most day,s usually on a Bonneville T120, fighting his way through Manchester's rush hour traffic. "In Manchester, bikes are the only way to travel!"
STEPHEN BUTLER – SENIOR SALES EXECUTIVE
Steve joined the team in 2011 having previously sold Audis, and most brand of bikes. He commutes on his Explorer, and when the sun is shining he enjoys his Ducati 999S. Steve also works on his Youtube channel, where he documents his Motorcycle Wild Camping adventures and other outdoor pursuits
JAMES HALLAM – SALES EXECUTIVE
James joined our team in 2012 – he is a keen Moto GP enthusiast and a self-confessed arm-chair Manchester City supporter. With a second child on the, he's "definitely a family man!"
ANDREW BRADY - SALES EXECUTIVE
Andy is the youngest member of the Manchester Bike Sales team and joined us back in October 2015. When he isn't in work or looking after his kids Jacob & Elsie you can find him riding one of his motorbikes or clinging onto his dream of being a Rockstar playing drums for a metal band called Skin the Pig!
WILL - AFTER SALES MANAGER
Will Started at our Blackburn showroom in April 2014 and now heads up our fantastic after sales dept at Manchester with the help of his team.
He lives and breathes two wheels. He commutes on his bike every day through the wind and rain, come rain or shine.
VANESSA - AFTER SALES EXECUTIVE
Vanessa joined our team in May 2015, having previously worked in legal translations. She used to ride abroad a Piaggio scooter 125cc to commute and filter through traffic, and currently, she has a customized old tracker 250cc. In 2016 she enjoyed a 4000 mile trip with her fiancé through France and Spain as a pillion on his touring motorcycle. They now enjoy a Tiger Explorer XRT and hope to make a long trip again next year.
SAM - AFTER SALES EXECUTIVE
Sam joined the team in June 2017 and currently rides an MT07. When he's not at work he likes spending time with his wife and kids, and watching Manchester City with his season ticket.Details to follow
MIKE – WORKSHOP MANAGER
Mike started with us in 2014. He is very interested in working on race bikes and loves watching road racing and Moto GP. He is also an avid bookworm!
HAYDN - TECHNICIAN
After starting as an improver, our Level 3 technician has been with us a number of years now. He currently commutes on a GSR 750, but would love to own a Street Triple R. He has owned an early Tiger 855 in the past and can't wait to get back on a Triumph. In his spare time, he's into martial arts and rock climbing.
DOUG – IMPROVER/TECHNICIAN
When he's not at work, Doug loves fiddling with his bikes, playing the guitar, collecting vinyl records, and has a keen interest in growing chilies! When he's at work he doesn't have a favorite type of bike to work on as "they all look the same when you've been a technician this long!"
ROB. T - TECHNICIAN
Rob has worked with us for just under a year. He's more into off-road riding that road bikes but loves working on Street Triples. He's not too keen of Rockets, though, because they won't fit on his bench!
STE- VAN DRIVER/VALETER
Ste is our van driver/valeter, and in his spare time is often found with his nose in a William Gibson novel. He has worked with us for a number of years, and loves working on any type of bike "as long as it doesn't have spokes!"
JORDAN - APPRENTICE TECHNICIAN
Jordan is our apprentice who is currently working through the Triumph Training Programme, which sees him working between Youles Manchester and the Triumph Factory at Hinckley! He hopes to achieve great things in the industry.
LINDA CLARKE – ADMIN
Linda joined our admin team in 2011 having previously worked in a bank and school. She is responsible for the takings, registration of new vehicles and paperwork for the bike sales. In her spare time, she helps her husband with his business and loves taking weekend breaks; much to the envy of everyone in store!
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, 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.