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Peter Cox, National sales manager, Company Motaquip

Peter Cox (48), National sales manager, Company Motaquip.

How did you get into the automotive business?
Joined Holt Lloyd in 1985 as a salesman.

What does your job entail?
Managing sales force, revenue/margin generation, network development, watching the market and future strategy.

How will your job change over the next few years?
A more central role with our distributors and more involvement with installers are both likely changes.

Other jobs?
High street retail management, various sales roles, managed a telesales and customer services operation, running my own business, national accounts management.

What advice would you give to youngsters joining the industry?
Go for it but look for a good company that will train you.

What’s the worst career move you’ve ever made?
Joining a wallpaper and decorating suppliesfirm, a very short-term job as it turned out!

And the best?
Joining Motaquip – this role has stretched me more than any other.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years’ time?
Definitely still in automotive.

Favourite book
Wilt by Tom Sharpe.

Favourite holiday
One day trip to Lapland with the family.

Favourite film
Animal House.

Favourite music
Beach Boys.

First car
Ford Escort Mk 1.

Dream car
Austin Healey 3000.

Luxury item
A decent digital SLR camera for those special moments.

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