Meet The Team | Loads of Vans

Opening Hours

Days Sales Service & Parts
Monday – Thursday 09:00 – 19:00 08:00 – 18:00
Friday 09:00 – 18:00 08:00 – 18:00
Saturday 09:00 – 18:00 08:00 – 12:30
Sunday 10:00 – 17:00 Closed
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Meet Your Team

Tania Johnstone

Meet Tania Johnstone – Sales Manager

I love people. I'm chatty, bubbly, friendly & won't let you get a word in edgeways! I've been selling vans since the tender age of 19, so a grand total of 16 years of being The Van Bird. I'm a Spanish speaker, my hobbies are reading What Van Magazines, Flamenco dancing, socializing, going to the theatre and renovating houses. Often found in a public house or in Puerto Banus at weekends.​

Robert Blake

Meet Robert Blake - Sales Executive

I've been in the motor trade now for 16 years! I lead a busy life with two children even though my eldest daughter is studying at Reading University. When I'm not at work I'm usually with my family enjoying some quality time together. If I'm not with them I can often be found at a motor racing circuit, normally Brands Hatch. Motor Sport has been a big part of my life because I've been attending race circuits for almost 45 years!

Maria Wilson

Meet Maria Wilson - Director

I juggle bringing up 4 kids with running the largest van business in the UK. Always the multi tasker. I love people, and I'm passionate about treating my customers how I want to be treated. Hobbies are belly dancing on holiday (don't ask), skiing (faster after gluwein), camping and supplying vans to my husband who is a wholesaler (and in case you're wondering, it does help to know the boss!)​

Frances O'Halloran

Meet Frances O'Halloran – Admin Supervisor

I juggle bringing up 2 kids with working part time. I have worked here for 12 years now so must be due parole anytime soon!! I'm often told I am ultra efficient, so I enjoy looking after the team by making sure all the administration for the department is top notch

My hobbies are spending time with family and friends, being a taxi service for my the kids, going to the races, but my ultimate favorite hobby has to be wine tasting!

Pete Jeffrey

Meet Pete Jeffrey – Sales Controller

I have been connected to the motor industry in one form or another for more years than I care to remember,sales for the last 25 years (Fred Flintstone) being my first customer!! A busy life in and out of work keeps me from bettering my golf handicap and a life long Liverpool supporter which is very hard work at the moment!! I have two grown up kids who are also my best mates but are still a drain on the wallet!!

Rob Lee

Rob Lee - Business Manager

My life is split between work and family. Both are challenging and I am not sure which one causes the sleepless nights!! As a Crystal Palace supporter I can now tell everyone I am a football fan and also enjoy Rugby & Boxing (watching not participating). In this life time I will get to the MGM Grand, Las Vagas for a mega fight but I can't promise once in the casino I will make it to ringside.

Jenny Aldridge

Meet Jenny Aldridge – Sales Executive

I love what I do. I'm fun and chatty, jiggling my work life with my home life and my hobbies. I've been married 25 years and have 2 boys and a granddaughter, a dog, a cat. I enjoy teaching skiing on the dry slopes in my spare time. Teaching beginners is like watching Bambi on ice especially if they start from the top not the bottom. I research family trees and have been on Radio Oxford talking about heir hunting. I am currently renovating my place and would love to own another property, as I love painting and decorating. I also love gardening and swinging in trees on the go-ape courses, swimming and fast boats and the gym. One of my dreams is to visit Australia.

Stephen Shadrake

Meet Stephen Shadrake – Sales Excutive

I love being busy so despite working full time, being a new Dad, running two sport clubs and managing a weekly lads night out I always take one evening a week to keep up to date with my beloved Red Sox (baseball team) as it is a little more entertaining than cricket and means I can have a few beers, nachos and hotdogs! I have an American approach to my clients as having spent many months there I know it is Service, Service and more Service that helps retain those customers. I speak multiple languages, can cook up almost any meal and love playing sneaky nuts at important events.

Paul Mclaughlan

Meet Paul Mclaughlan - Sales Executive

I work to live not live to work, that's why I'm so good at what I do, my customers always come first and return and return and return. As you might have guessed from the name I have Scottish heritage and I come from London perhaps that's where my friendliness comes from. I love holidays, fine dining (Mcdonalds, Pizza Hut) walking my two little partners in crime Scrappy and Louis. I am a family man and my three gorgeous nieces who I helped to bring up are the lights of my life.

Matt Brown

Meet Matt Brown – Sales Executive

I have been in the motor trade for just over nine years, all of this time at Wilsons. I started at LOV as a Commercial Sales before spending seven years with Wilsons Nissan where I progressed to Sales Executive. I moved back to LOV at the start of 2016. I love football and boxing and I used to participate in both sports until I piled a few pounds on! I now try and play as much golf as I can while spending time with my wife and two boys who are Chelsea mad supporters just like their Dad.

Fiona Shanmugam

Meet Fiona Shanmugam – Administrator

I am a mum and dad who works part time due to many after school activities to which I spend most of my spare time driving up and down the A217!! I am happy, smiley and enjoy my job (when I am here) My hobbies are being a taxi for my 10 year old daughter, spending time with family and friends, dancing around my handbag, sunbathing with a cocktail, retail therapy but my favorite hobby has to be shoe shopping