Whilst spending more time Germany, German cars really started take my interest. No matter where I went, I found myself travelling on the Autobahn / Motorway and there`d be Audi, BMW, Mercedes or Porsche come flying past at top speed, due to no speed limits. I don’t think I ever saw one broken down and that was a real turning point for me as then they became more of a focus for me. In fact, I became fascinated by them. The fact that these cars had to be well made and well engineered to constantly travel at these speeds and for distance that indeed was a turning point. As of then I started buying more German cars.
I had already established a good working relationship with Kurz Refein, a German tyre supplier, whose company had been going for over 50 years. I became very good friends with owners Oliver and is father Joseph, who is no longer with us I’m sad to say. All of my time I spent in Germany was spent selecting tyres as it was a very important part of the business, personally selecting the tyres to make sure I got the best possible tyres so I could give my customers the best possible value for money.
I then established a company Online Performance Tyres where feedback was even more important. Quality was paramount and from there I purchased a large warehouse from which I operated from, leaving my petrol station location after 13 years. It was quite a sad day as being there had played a big part of my life in learning how serve the retail the best way I possible could. Unfortunately, due to the financial crash, I had to start to look back at my roots and at this time another unit came on the market. I didn’t realise it at the time, but it turned out to a great move as it enabled me to have the space for car sales again and to operate my tyre business from the same location.
It’s been a journey over the last 25 years, which has taken me in full circle. Striving for excellence within what I do and how I do it, it would be fair to stay that my business not only a part of my life but my whole life. I hope you enjoyed reading my story and each day I continue learning, listening, evolving & striving for excellence. Thank you taking the time to read this love peace and prosperity to you all. I look forward to meeting with you.