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!"
JAMES HALLAM – SENIOR SALES EXECUTIVE
Joined Youles in 2012. He currently owns a Speed Triple 955, which he occasionally gets to use around his 2 children who run rings around him. Just recently, he completed his latest project converting a van to hopefully use as a holiday tourer in the summer.
DAVID EDWELL - SALES EXECUTIVE
David has just joined our Manchester sales team. In previous lives he has been a driving instructor, worked for the Environment Agency in North Wales, and worked in mobile telecoms in the days when people just used phones for talking! Outside of work he keeps bees and attends motorcycle rallies - there's always a buzz in his life. He much prefers riding to work than driving - you cant beat starting and ending the day on a bike!
JONNY DAVIES SALES EXECUTIVE
Jonny joined the Manchester team in 2021. He moved to the USA at eighteen & spent six years there. His Dad's Vespa & Granddad's Panther meant he was always destined for two wheels. He commutes in all weathers by bike, gaining experience & sharpening his skills. Jonny enjoys planning road trips with just a backpack & a full tank. He also likes videography, endurance running, cycling, and time with friends & family.
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 a STREET TRIPLE RS. When he's not at work he likes spending time with his wife and kids, and watching Manchester City with his season ticket.
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 - AFTER SALES MANAGER
Haydn started out in the workshop and now after over five years on the tools he has now found his way into the warmth of the showroom. Always happy to help with your questions and not shy to get hands on where needed. Hobbies include working on his own bikes and drinking beer, however not usually at the same time! He will always make you feel welcome, so feel free to come in and chat bikes over a coffee.
LEE – TECHNICIAN
Lee is one of our Technicians, he started his time with us at at our Blackburn showroom and has now moved over to Manchester. Lee is a Guinness world wheelie competitor and is generally mad about all things bike. He recently became a Dad to his lovely daughter Violet.
OWEN OSBORN – APPRENTICE TECHNICIAN
Owen was recently awarded Triumph Apprentice of the Year 2022 and commutes on his SV650. He is in the process of restoring a Honda NSR125. He is into kick boxing, holds a black belt and also got bronze medal at the 2016 world championship. He also is a mad dog lover and has a King Charles Spaniel call Zuki.
FINLAECGH – APPRENTICE TECHNICIAN
Started in Nov 2022 and is currently training up to begin his Triumph Apprenticeship. He commutes on his Yamaha Virago 535. He loves road trips, enjoying a drink at his local pub and his favorite food is a roast dinner.
JACK – TECHNICIAN
Has been with us since March 2022. He likes to involve his kids with his passion of working on motorbikes as well as fishing. He also loves holidaying on the beach in summer.