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Ray Chapman Motors’ employee celebrates 40 years of service

Dick Palmer

Ray Chapman Motors is celebrating and employee’s 25 years of service in its current business and 40 years of service with the family.

Dick Palmer, aftersales support manager at Ray Chapman Motors Malton, on Seven Street, has worked with Ray Chapman since 1980.

Commenting on his achievement, Palmer said: “I’m very proud to have been a member of the Ray Chapman Motors family for 40 years – 25 of which I have spent at Malton. I have always loved the motoring industry and take great pride in the work I do.

“I’m privileged to be part of a great team, who really care about every detail of servicing, purchasing and enjoying a car. Car servicing can require a lot of hard work and dedication but is an incredibly rewarding career and one I continue to enjoy. Here’s to the next twenty-five years!”

Having started his career as a technician, Palmer progressed into more senior roles, including a Workshop Controller and later a Service Advisor. He has held his current role since 2015.

During his time, Palmer has been applauded for his contribution to the business and his professional manner. This has led to him making the final of Volvo Cars National Service Advisor competition three times for Service Advisor of the Year.

The Malton Volvo dealership was named Volvo Retailer of the Year for the second consecutive year, in March.

Duncan Chapman, retailer principal at Ray Chapman Motors, said: “We are delighted to be celebrating twenty-five years of Dick Palmer’s service to Ray Chapman Motors Malton and his involvement with the family for 40 years!

“Since his first day on the job, Dick has ensured customers receive an informative service at every step of their communication with us, and continues to do so today with excitement, passion and a wealth of knowledge that only twenty-five years in the sector can provide.

“On behalf of everyone at Ray Chapman Motors, we want to a say a big thank you to Dick and his incredible service to the business and our customers.”

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