Gary Pope – Managing Director
I started my working life in the Parachute Regiment straight from school. After 7 years service I then joined Avon Fire & Rescue Service for the next 16 years, this is where I met my fellow Director Valentine Farrell. In 2003 I left the service and for the next 9 years served as a security consultant working in challenging environments around the world such as Iraq and Afghanistan. This is where I honed my skills in corporate management, strategic planning, finance and application of company procedures, compliance and policy implementation.
I joined Country Cars in 2012 bringing to the table an array of skills sets, which has assisted me to uplift the company operations efficiently. I am married with two children.
Valentine Farrell – Purchase & Sales Director
My passion for dealing in cars goes back to 1992 when I started out on a very small scale. During this period I became a full time member of the Avon fire and rescue service for which I completed ten years.
It was at this point my dealership was expanding and I knew I had to bite the bullet. Over the years I have built up relationships with a host of main dealers from whom I source quality used vehicles for us to offer for sale here at Country Cars of Bristol. If you can’t find what you’re looking for please do get in touch and I will endeavor to find the perfect vehicle of your choice.
Rikki Farrell – General Manager
I’ve been working for the company since 1999 and my previous role was Sales Executive, in June 2018 I was promoted to General Manager and I am now responsible for overseeing the day to day running of the business, reporting to, and working alongside the directors, a role I grasp with great enthusiasm.
I find it a warm and friendly environment to work in and challenge myself to aspire to do better each day, no two days are the same.
When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my wife & 3 children as well as watching football and Boxing.
Rolande Kuka – Forecourt Manager
I started working for Country Cars of Bristol in February 2017.
My role as Forecourt Manager keeps me very busy, it requires first-rate organisational skills.
I ensure that the fresh stock we receive in is assessed and appropriately sent off to our suppliers, and returned for further inspections, we aim for the highest standards achievable, this is something I personally take great pride in.
I am 33 years of age, married and have three beautiful children. In my spare time I like going to the gym and playing football.
Ashley Jones – Sales Executive
Following 12 years in retail and customer services, I felt it was time for a career change. The role of car sales executive suited me, as I have a huge passion for cars and love meeting new people. I joined Country Cars of Bristol in Feb 2016 and haven't looked back. Country Cars in a great place to work with a great team of people, and every day is different. Outside of work, I enjoy spending family days out with my wife and son; I am also a keen musician and play drums for numerous theatre groups and bands.
Jason Perry – Sales Executive
I have been involved in the car sales industry since 1998, and since 2003 I was working for Motorzone Bristol Ltd. where I was the Senior Sales Executive. I joined Country Cars of Bristol in June 2018 and bring with me a wealth of knowledge, experience and confidence in my abilities to supplement the company’s already very high standards.
My passion for performance vehicles has never ‘waned’ and I consider myself lucky to be involved in something that makes me smile each day.