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 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 and has since moved to the Manchester branch. His home brew is second to none, so watch our Mr. Guiness! Currently he drives a Landrover Defender, but his motorcycles include a Street Triple and BMW GS.
STEPHEN BUTLER – SENIOR SALES EXECUTIVE
Stephen has previous sold Audi and most brands of Japanese motorcycles. He commutes to work on his bike and is currently enjoying the passion that surrounds the Triumph brand.
JAMES HALLAM – SALES EXECUTIVE
James joined our team in 2012 – he is a keen Moto GP enthusiast and an avid Manchester City supporter. He is also currently thinking of getting a scooter for zipping round the city on his commute.
GARY WALKER – AFTER SALES MANAGER
Gary started in September 2009 and deals with parts, clothes and reception enquiries. He rides a Street Triple and has a SV650 for when the salts out! He previously worked in the cycle trade.
DUNCAN TOPP – AFTER SALES
Duncan joined the after sales team in 2011. He has a speedmaster and at weekends enjoys taking his son to moto cross or football practice – his son is goalie for Bolton Wanderers Youth team.
DANNY FRAY - WORKSHOP MANAGER
Danny is our workshop manager. He's into 70's rock music and all things bike racing. He has a CPZ 550 that he has owned since he was 19, he commutes on his old hack SV 650 every day. Danny has worked in the bike trade all his life and is a wizard with all things mechanical.
MIKE – TECHNICIAN
Mike started with us in 2014. He is very interested in bike racing and loves watching road racing and Moto GP. He currently has a VFR 750 and a VFR 800. He is also an avid book worm.
DOUG KAY – IMPROVER/TECHNICIAN
Doug rides a F650GS, KTM EXC and a CBX550. He loves fiddling with his bikes, playing the guitar, collecting vinal records and has a keen interest in growing chillies.
STEVE JONES - VAN DRIVER/VALETER
Steve is our van driver/valeter, he has just passed his advanced riding and loves all things to do with motorcycles. In his spare time he is a bit of a book worm and a big William Gibson fan.
HAYDON BEVERLEY - APPRENTICE TECHNICIAN
Haydon is our apprentice technician, he is into martial arts and rock climbing. He would love to own a Street Triple R, but at the moment commutes in on his GSR 750. He has owned an early Tiger 855 in the past and can't wait to get back on a Triumph.
LINDA CLARKE – ADMIN
Linda joined our admin team in 2011 having previously worked in a bank and school. She is responsible for the takings, tax discs and paperwork for the bike sales. In her spare time she helps her husband with his business and she also has a daughter that is a keen trials biker.
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 customised old tracker 250cc. Last year she enjoyed a 4000 mile trip with her fiancé through France and Spain as a pillion on his touring motorcycle.