Q&A: Getting to know TGA’s Martyn Simpson

What’s the first thing you do when you get into work in the morning?

Being on the road, I have no set routine — every day is different and I love that aspect of the job.

How long have you worked for your current employer and how did you get into the industry?

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I have been with TGA Mobility for over nine years, after six years with a competitor. I entered the industry with them, pretty much by accident.

What’s your biggest achievement in the industry to date?

Getting then Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, to drive around Harrow on a TGA Vita. Photos are still circulating on the internet, though I
was younger and slimmer then!

What’s the hardest part of your job?

Trying to fit in all what I want to achieve in a day.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

My main interest is football, and I am manager of PS Olympic under 10s, where my two boys are teammates. I have also held the position of chief scout for AFC Telford United, Hyde FC, Worcester City and Hednesford Town. Finally, in 2009, I appeared on the TV show Countdown.

If you could invite any four people (dead or alive) to a dinner party, who would they be?

Four who are alive!

What do you most enjoy about working in the industry?

Knowing that our products can positively change the lives of our customers.

Tell us something about yourself that none of your colleagues know?

I’m not sharing that with you!

Which other company (inside or outside the industry) do you most admire and why?

Many of the dealers I look after, they are generally an extremely selfless, hard-working bunch who don’t get the credit they deserve.

If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you buy?

A giant house with a giant hot tub.

 

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