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Athol Garage (1945) Ltd the Island’s Nissan Franchised Car Dealership is delighted to welcome Mark Goodall and Austen Messenger as Vehicles Sales Executives, who have both recently joined the Ballasalla based Nissan Car Dealership.
Mark & Austen joined the New & Used vehicle Sales Team having both previously worked for Eurocars Renault & Peugeot Dealerships following a sale of the company to the Channel Island based Jackson Group in Jersey, they bring with them over 30 years of motor trade vehicle sales experience to the company & local motor financing knowledge.
David Quayle, Sales Director of Athol Garage pictured L-R) with Sales Manager Andrew Wilson, Mark, Austen & Ashley Carter (Sales Trainee), said he was delighted that both Mark & Austen had independently sought to joint the 3rd generation family business and is pleased to have working with him such a well experienced & professional Sales team which would continue to provide the reason why so many of our long standing & valued customers chose to continue to do business with us time and time again. The quality and service of a business are remembered well after the price is forgotten. It’s all about having good staff so that our Customers have confidence in all their business dealing with us and can therefore expect to benefit from our advice & expertise accumulated and handed down throughout the years that we have been within this industry. In continuing to deliver a high level of Customer Service we gain a satisfaction in watching our share of the local car market grow as more and more people choose to join the growing number of people who choose with good reason to buy their vehicles from the Athol Garage”.
Athol Garage holds huge local history on the Island and has been looking after Manx Motorists and their motoring needs as far back as 1909, since the earliest days of the petrol engine
Austen Messenger (New Salesman) told us, “With the introduction of a completely new shape 2017 model Nissan Micra in March this year, it’s an exciting time to be selling such a strong mark as Nissan and also to be working for Athol Garage being such a successfully long established and reputable Manx family business with, strong local ties & customer values. It’s a busy place to work which is rewarding and I’ve been amazed already in my short time with Athol as to the number of customers walking through the showroom door who seemingly already know the staff here and have been dealing with this company for years. Sometimes it seems their entire family shop here! It makes it a pleasurable working day to be part of the Athol team and to be on hand to listen, talk, advise or assist customers in their next vehicle purchase decision process.
Mark Goodall (New Salesman) said “I’m delighted to be working with the Athol Garage and being part of this well experienced team of people. As a man from down the north, it is very noticeable on my drive to work, just how many Nissan vehicles can be seen driving about our Manx roads which in itself says much about the Nissan product and the Athol Garage. I look forward to meeting both new and my old customers in the months ahead.
The Athol Garage is a Manx family owned company which incorporates Athol Car Hire at Ronaldsway Airport & which dates back before 1945 to the early 1900’s. Originally on Athol Street in Douglas 1909-1959, then Hill Street 1959-2005, they moved premises to Peel Road for a short spell in 2005 before moving to their purpose built premises in Ballasalla in 2009. The company is owned and operated by first Cousin’s Mark & David Quayle who are the third generation to run the family business.
The recognisable yellow “A” badge can be still spotted today on the back of all Athol Hire Cars.