He’s the gaffer - a man whose mission when forming Rex Leasing in 2018 was simply to provide an outstanding, no-nonsense leasing service. The mantra has been - and continues to be - all about customer service. There’s nothing more important to Ian than undoing the stereotypes of the dodgy car dealer. Now, with Rex Leasing becoming Rex Motor Company, the evolution continues at a breakneck pace but the values remain the same. No egos, complete and total honesty, married to hard work and respect for one another. Maybe he’ll even allow himself to switch off every now and then…
"If you need a car, we’ll find you one. And if your car breaks, we’ll sort it. No questions asked. It doesn’t need to be any more complicated than that"
Terri is the mother hen of the Rex Team. If something needs doing, Terri will ensure it’s done and done well. She’s the queen of spinning plates, keeping everything ticking over and providing the support needed for operations to run smoothly. Her meticulous eye for detail ensures no stone is left unturned and her wicked sense of humour keeps the lads on their toes. When Terri allows herself a spare few minutes, she loves long walks, hitting the gym and helping with local charity Hospice at Home.
"I love watching this company grow and the camaraderie within the team"
His love affair with vehicles began with a passion for karting, which Chris started racing from the age of 10. It’s fitting then, decades on, that he finds himself in a job where he’s talking, living, breathing and selling cars. Chris loves the unpredictability of his job, meeting different kinds of people from all walks of life, and gets a genuine thrill from finding the best value - and most suitable - vehicle for each person. In his spare time, in between tending to an ever-growing family, Chris still finds time for a whirl round the karting track.
"I’m a petrolhead so this is the dream job for me"
Maciek aka “Magic” is the thinking man’s car detailer. His boundless curiosity has leant him the manner of a forensic scientist, one who spends much of his time watching YouTube videos helping hone his craft. The beauty of restoration is something Maciek takes very seriously and analyses with a scrupulous attention to detail.
"“I am fascinated with the science behind the car”"
Konrad is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. A man with so much mystique we wouldn’t be surprised if he left every day vanishing in a puff of smoke. What’s more, Konrad’s a wizard with the machines. Polishing, restoring, finessing, cleaning and transforming vehicles is what he was born to do. We’ve no doubt a Hollywood movie of his life will be in the works, one day. But for now, he’s a master craftsman...and he’s ours.
"I am from Poland originally but my true passion is Lazio Football Club"
Mention cars to Brandon Runge and you’ll see his eyes switch to full beam. From as young as he can remember, Brandon was obsessed with “anything with an engine”. Whether it’s building them, taking them apart or understanding what makes them tick, it’s obvious he was destined for a career working with cars. With a love for being outdoors, hard graft and the satisfaction of ensuring the end product is a sparkling, shimmering thing of wonder, your car is in safe hands.
"All I ever wanted to do was work with cars. And now I do - the coolest cars on the planet. I’m living the dream, to be honest!"
Blane Slattery not only has the name of a whiskey-drinking reporter from a 50’s crime novel, he’s the man who ensures our clients are supported after initial sale. Blane is a problem solver, not a mechanic. And he can bring that objectivity to the job - meaning he sees things clearly, can strip issues to their basics and utilise his laser-eyed focus to help throughout the customer journey. It’s no surprise his unique skill set of people management, determination and critical thinking lends itself to the world of football management: Blane is head coach of both Corinthians and the Isle of Man national side.
"Here, it’s just really exciting. The company is on the up and it feels like we’re all part of something special"
Sporting a baby face and arms like boulders, young mechanic Joseph spends most of his time either under car bonnets or working out at the gym. The son of a mechanic, he grew up in and around the garage environment and is a natural. Joseph is a classic example of someone’s hobby being their job. Don’t believe us? In his downtime, he loves nothing more than fixing up his fleet of 7 (yes, 7!!) cars and 2 motorbikes.
"The atmosphere is great here and everyone works hard for one another"
Jeff is a man of few words and a stare so steely it could build scaffolding. Born into this life - with his Dad owning his own garage, and working with vehicles all of his adulthood, what Jeff doesn’t know about cars isn’t worth knowing. Whether it be inspecting vehicles, replacing missing components, attending to client demands or identifying and making vehicle repairs, Jeff is the captain of the garage. This is his domain.
"It’s all about doing the job once and doing it right"
Not all heroes wear capes and John’s no exception - he simply refuses to wear them. Never has, never will. Having said that, there’s little doubt he’s a hero in the garage. Having built up his own established service centre - JG Corkill - John has now, as part of our acquisition, brought his years of mechanical mastery to the Rex team. As time goes on, John will be winding down and spending more time with his grandchildren or riding his mountain bike. But for now, we’re rinsing that sponge of wisdom out for all its worth!
"What’s all this about capes?"