We are always keen to hear from brilliant people that would like to join us. Just send me an email telling me about you and why you’d love to join us.
This is exactly what James Johnson did in 2009 — James is still with us today and is now an experienced auctioneer, and has been instrumental in helping us triple the revenue of our car auction business during this time. You can see James’ email at the bottom of this page.
Roger Lightfoot, Group Chief Executive
James Johnson’s email sent in 2009
We were not advertising any vacancies at the time but James was offered a job in less than a week.
Good afternoon Roger
I was told to contact you with my inquiry; I am 24 years old with an established sales background in Media and the Motor Trade. I have worked for the Kent Messenger since 2007 having previously joined Lipscomb Volvo as a Trainee Sales Consultant at 18 in 2003.
I am interested in exploring the possibility of a career working for a professional Auctioneers, I have a natural flair which lends itself well to my current sales position and very strong communication skills.
I am passionate about cars particularly classic cars which led me to make this enquiry, however seeing the vast portfolio of Hobbs Parker I would be interested in finding out more about every area.
Please find attached my current CV.
Please advise if you feel this is something I could pursue further with you.
— James Johnson, Associate Director / Auctioneer