Bristol Street Motors waves goodbye to loyal employee

Time 8:27 am, August 8, 2014

16164BRISTOL Street Motors Seat in Barnsley has said an emotional goodbye to one of its most experienced members of staff.

Andrew Sykes, 65, from Barnsley has retired after spending more than 30 years working on the site. Sykes has 50 years’ experience working in the parts department after joining the motor trade immediately after leaving school.

Parts Manager Andrew will be missed by both colleagues and customers who held a party to celebrate his service to the motor industry.

Sykes is now looking forward to spending time with his family gardening and following his beloved Manchester United as they prepare for the new Premier League season.

He said: ‘I am sad to be saying goodbye to all of my colleagues and customers at Bristol Street Motors in Barnsley. Although I am looking forward to spending time with my granddaughters, throughout my 30 years at this site I have made so many good friends and I will miss working alongside them.

‘Bristol Street Motors Seat Barnsley has a wonderful team and I am going to miss being a part of it.’

Mark Currie, general manager at Bristol Street Motors Seat Barnsley, said: ‘Everybody here at Bristol Street Motors Seat Barnsley is very sad to say goodbye to Andrew, he is a popular member of the team and his knowledge and experience will be sorely missed. We wish him a long and happy retirement.’

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James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer. In October 2021 he became Car Dealer's associate editor.

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